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Maj. Gen. William D. Frink, Jr., 79th Sustainment Support Command commander addresses fellow Soldiers, community members and civic leaders at the opening of the Army Reserve Center at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, Calif., Jan. 12. The facility is certified LEED Gold under guidelines established by the U.S. Green Building Council who rates a project for its design and achievement in categories like sustainability, water efficiency, energy conservation and design innovation.

Maj. Gen. William D. Frink, Jr., 79th Sustainment Support Command commander addresses fellow Soldiers, community members and civic leaders at the opening of the Army Reserve Center at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, Calif., Jan. 12. The facility is certified LEED Gold under guidelines established by the U.S. Green Building Council who rates a project for its design and achievement in categories like sustainability, water efficiency, energy conservation and design innovation. (Photo by Dave Palmer)

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During ribbon cutting ceremonies Jan. 12, for the newest addition to the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif., 79th SSC Commander Maj. Gen. William D. Frink, Jr., shakes hands with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Commander Col. Mark Toy. The District supervised construction on the $29 million project.

During ribbon cutting ceremonies Jan. 12, for the newest addition to the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif., 79th SSC Commander Maj. Gen. William D. Frink, Jr., shakes hands with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Commander Col. Mark Toy. The District supervised construction on the $29 million project. (Photo by Dave Palmer)

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Rep. Alan Lowenthal, third from left, takes part in ribbon cutting ceremonies Jan. 12 for the newest addition to the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif.; the 79th Sustainment Support Command’s 53,000 square-foot U.S. Army Reserve Center. Joining Lowenthal are, from the left, contract partner Todd Gillum, 40th Inf. Div. Commander Brig. Gen. Keith Jones, 79th SSC Commander Maj. Gen. William D. Frink, Jr.,  63rd Regional Support Command Commander Maj. Gen. Michael Schweiger, Cypress Mayor Pro Tem Leroy Mills, Los Angeles District Commander Col. Mark Toy, and Los Alamitos City Councilman Dean Grose. The nearly $29 million project is managed by the Corps and includes a state-of-the-art 12,500 square-foot organizational maintenance shop and more than 28,000 square-feet in organizational parking.

Rep. Alan Lowenthal, third from left, takes part in ribbon cutting ceremonies Jan. 12 for the newest addition to the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif.; the 79th Sustainment Support Command’s 53,000 square-foot U.S. Army Reserve Center. Joining Lowenthal are, from the left, contract partner Todd Gillum, 40th Inf. Div. Commander Brig. Gen. Keith Jones, 79th SSC Commander Maj. Gen. William D. Frink, Jr., 63rd Regional Support Command Commander Maj. Gen. Michael Schweiger, Cypress Mayor Pro Tem Leroy Mills, Los Angeles District Commander Col. Mark Toy, and Los Alamitos City Councilman Dean Grose. The nearly $29 million project is managed by the Corps and includes a state-of-the-art 12,500 square-foot organizational maintenance shop and more than 28,000 square-feet in organizational parking. (Photo by Dave Palmer)

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Jennie Ayala (right), the Los Angeles District outreach coordinator, speaks with Ann Nacino (left), 79th Sustainment Support Command Youth Services specialist and Sherry Rallis, 79th SSC Family Readiness community outreach assistant, during a tour of the new 53,000 square-foot headquarters facility at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Calif., Jan. 12. They spoke about future collaboration on youth events and their facilities expanded capability. Rallis described the building as a beacon for the community, attracting family members of all services at JFTB.

Jennie Ayala (right), the Los Angeles District outreach coordinator, speaks with Ann Nacino (left), 79th Sustainment Support Command Youth Services specialist and Sherry Rallis, 79th SSC Family Readiness community outreach assistant, during a tour of the new 53,000 square-foot headquarters facility at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Calif., Jan. 12. They spoke about future collaboration on youth events and their facilities expanded capability. Rallis described the building as a beacon for the community, attracting family members of all services at JFTB. (Photo by Dave Palmer)

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Posted 1/13/2013

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By Dave Palmer


LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — The 79th Sustainment Support Command officially opened its new 53,000 square-foot headquarters facility on Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos Jan. 12.

Hosting fellow Soldiers, civic leaders and community members was Maj. Gen. William D. Frink, Jr., 79th SSC commander.

"The structure behind me... is proof positive of U.S. Army commitment to our Army Reserve Soldiers," said Frink. "Our new home represents $29 million worth of construction in Southern California. This is tangible recognition of the Army Reserve as an indispensable force to our Nation."

For a sustainable future, Corps projects like this one are designed using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Program. LEED is how the U.S. Green Building Council rates a project for its design and achievement in categories like sustainability, water efficiency, energy conservation and design innovation.

"We demonstrate care for our community by ensuring we are good stewards of our environment," said Frink. "The building behind me is LEED Gold. It optimizes energy performance and was built with regional material to cut down on our carbon footprint. It has low water consumption and uses both renewable energy and recycled material."

Even the covered parking lots are an energy feature. Covered in a photo voltaic system that, according to Edward Desmond of Cox Construction of Vista, Calif., will produce 375 KVA [kilovolt-amps], generating enough power to offset the building's consumption on the Los Alamitos power grid.

The 79th SSC commands approximately 20,000 Army Reserve Soldiers and civilians across 19 states located west of the Mississippi River. By all accounts, this state-of-the-art facility is well equipped to enhance mission readiness and family well-being for such a geographically dispersed unit.

"I think it helps to build camaraderie," said Ann Nacino, Youth Services specialist. "It helps to build that connection with the Soldiers and civilians that support the command full time."

"This building tends to be a beacon for family members of all different services," said Sherry Rallis, Family Readiness community outreach assistant. "We really enjoy, as staff, collaborating with each other and welcoming family members and Soldiers that now have direct access to us, all in the same
building."

79th SSC Joint Forces Training Base LEED Gold Los Alamitos