358th Civil Affairs Brigade changes command

Colonel Robert E. Crowley (facing) assumes command of the 358th Civil Affairs Brigade from Col. Stuart “Toby” Pennels during a change of command ceremony on Aug. 9 at March Air Reserve Base presided over by Col. Sean M. Kelly, deputy commander and chief of staff, 351st Civil Affairs Command. Civil Affairs is the capability the U.S. Army employs to enhance cooperation between the military and the civilian population of a foreign country. Its forces provide cultural expertise and the unique ability to work together with the civilian population of a war zone or disaster relief area. The 358th Civil Affairs Brigade is part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command which is headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C. They are one of the major contributors in the rebuilding efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing humanitarian aid and restoring basic service. The Brigade recently moved from Norristown, PA, to March ARB. (U.S. Air Force photos by Maj. Don Traud, 452 AMW/PA)

PHOTO BY: Maj. Don Traud, AMWPA
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