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Finance Battalion Update
Photo by Maj. Angelo Capolupo, Commander, 50th Finance Battalion, Iraq
They have performed admirably during the past six weeks, stated Maj. Angelo Capolupo, the units Commander.
As the unit gets acclimatized, our troops are beginning to get involved with some quality of life projects. These include installing sleeping tents for visitors and improving the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities.
Maj. Capolupo noted that there was considerable activity related to renovating a building next to his office to be used for MWR. It has three rooms: one to be used for Friday night card and board games, one for a TV, and the last for reading and video games.
According to the Major, these improvements usually occurred while he and the command sergeant major were away. It seems that every time the CSM and I are away, more and more work got done back at base camp. I think we have to stay away more often.
Mail and care packages also are making their way to the unit. Were getting packages left and right and everyones really happy about that. Weve received many packages from the Family Readiness Program back in New Jersey and believe me, it is contributing to our well-being.
Given the extremes in daily living conditions, security concerns, and the scope of their mission, the units morale remains high.
The Commander summed it up best. Im happy to report that everybody is doing well.