Afghanistan September 22, 2016 –
Support our troops,
We recently received our care packages and I must say that they are awesome and have definitely enhanced the morale in our deployed working center.
All of the airman who received the packages were beaming with thankfulness when they opened and seen the goodies. Most specifically our one female airman was overwhelmed with thankfulness that the items she received were dedicated to our female deployed.
Most of our deployed members have never received care packages from home yet and the look on their faces when they received your packages was one of true thankfulness, overwhelming emotion and a deep sense of being encouraged during this difficult time.
Thank you deeply, ~~ TSgt John -----
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 7, 2016 —
Illinois Army National Guard Sgt. Wesley Todd of La Porte, Indiana, invented a device that improves soldier safety and equipment longevity while working on a light-towed howitzer.
Todd’s idea is being adopted by the entire U.S. Army later this year, and is projected to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, perhaps more.
“I am shocked that the Army is going to adopt something I designed myself,” said Todd, a noncommissioned officer with the 333rd Military Police Company in Freeport, Illinois, and a military technician with the Combined Support Maintenance Shop at North Riverside Armory in North Riverside, Illinois.
“It’s an honor to know I improved the Army in a small way,” Todd said.
Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Hayes, the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, said Todd’s invention will affect the Army in more than a small way.
Invention Provides Savings, Safety Benefits
“This soldier’s invention will increase safety and save the entire Army hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment parts and repair time,” Hayes said. “These are resources that will now be able to be devoted to other U.S. Army priorities. Sgt. Todd and his leadership have set a great example.”
Hayes added,“Sgt. Todd has shown how a single Illinois Army National Guard soldier can improve a process for the entire Army, and his leadership has shown us a great example of how to listen to your soldiers’ ideas and help them implement positive changes. I’m proud to have these soldiers under my command.”Read more ...