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313TH ARMY BAND
 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -

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Commander’s Summary 2

I Location 3

II Mission 3

III Performances 3

IV Key Unit Personnel 5

V Key Training Conferences 6

VI Unique Accomplishments 6





COMMANDER’S SUMMARY

On 1 October 2008, the 313th aligned under the command of the 81st RSC, Headquartered at Ft Jackson, SC. CW4 Jack D. Chavez Sr. assumed the duties as Commander on 1 June 2009. Command emphasis during Calendar Year 2009 concentrated on mission accomplishment, command inspection preparation, NCOES and CTT training. The senior NCO’s took an effective role with training to guarantee effective, positive results. During Calendar Year 2009, the unit provided musical support in the form of Marching Band, Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, Show Band, and ceremonial bugler for both military and civilian organizations.

During the spring and summer months of 2009, emphasis was concenterated on mission request and preperation for AT 2009. The 313th completed a successful back-fill for the 282nd Army " Victory " Band.

The unit retained 100% retention of all eligible soldiers during the calender year. Transition from Command and Control of the 87th TS Division to the 81st RSC was fluid and did not disrupt the operational mission of the 313th Army Band.




313TH ARMY BAND CY09 ANNUAL HISTORICAL SUMMARY

I. LOCATION:

The 313th US Army Band is co-located with the Headquarters, 87th Division (Training Support) and 4/75th BDE ,Horace B. Hanson Reserve Center Annex, 1400 Golden Acorn Drive, Birmingham, Alabama.

II. MISSION:

a. The primary mission of the Band is to provide music to enhance unit cohesion and morale, to musically support military operations, and to promote patriotism and enhance awareness of the Army through public performances. The primary mission is also to promote the morale and esprit de corps of the troops through military ceremonies, formal concerts, and entertainment, and to provide regional support for recruiting and support community relations programs through parades and concerts. In contingency operations, the primary mission is expanded to include musical support for civil affairs and psychological operations. Army Bands no longer have a secondary mission.




III. PERFORMANCES:

DATE BAND TYPE/MISSION SUPPORT LOCATION

7 Feb 09 377th CG Promotion Birmingham

7 Feb 09 USCG Mardi Gras Ball Mobile. AL

7 Mar 09 4 / 75th BCT Brigade Dining Out Birmingham

9 Apr 09 AL Natl Veterans Cemetery Montevallo, AL

30 Apr 09 11th Circuit Court Opening Birmingham

2 May 09 87th Re-flagging Ceremony Birmingham

3 May 09 87th Retirement Ceremony Birmingham

15 May 09 377th Retirement Dinner New Orleans

16 May 09 377th Change of Command Belle Chase

5 Jun 09 US Army & ENG Support CoC Huntsville, AL

13 Jun 09 412th ENG Castle Ball Vicksburg, MS

17 Jun 09 832D ORD BDN Change of Command Redstone, AL

19 Jun 09 59th ORD BDE Change of Command Redstone, AL

25 Jun 09 AL Natl Veterans Cemetery Montevallo, AL

6 - 18 Jul 09 AT Ft Jackson, SC
8 Jul 09 Change of Command
10 Jul 09 Change of Command
10 Jul 09 Chaplin's Dining In
15 Jul 09 CSM Change of Responsibility
17 Jul 09 BCT Graduation

28 Jul 09 US Army & ENG Change of Command Huntsville, AL

29 Aug 09 377th Army Reserve Sustainment Dining In Birmingham

30 Aug 09 377th Army Reserve Sustainment CoC Birmingham

10 Nov 09 Veteran's Day Dinner Birmingham

11 Nov 09 World Peace Luncheon Birmingham

11 Nov 09 Rainbow Brid

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