Moss & Barnett Care Packages for 4th Expeditionary Medical Unit
To show our support for the courageous men and women who serve our country, M&B Cares is adopting the 30 members of the 4th Expeditionary Medical Unit (4th EMU) which is currently stationed in Iraq. Our connection to the 4th EMU is through Nicholas D. Tautges, Chief Personnel Specialist (U.S. Navy) and Moss & Barnett’s Accounts Payable Specialist. Nick has been deployed three times (Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Afghanistan were duty stations) and is currently a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. Most of the deployed members of the 4th EMU are a part of Nick’s U.S. Navy Reserve unit, the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Great Lakes One, which is Headquartered at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, and train together on Annual Training and other exercises during the year.
The members of the 4th EMU have been deployed to provide medical assistance to U.S. fighting forces on the ground in Iraq and Syria and to make arrangements for further medical transport to a permanent hospital out of country, if necessary. Additionally, they provide medical assistance to local nationals who have been devastated by the continued conflict in their country. The deployment is for nine months boots on ground. The 4th EMU will soon be replaced by the 5th EMU, which is also from EMF Great Lakes One, and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the citizen Sailors who continue to Mobilize in support of contingency operations in Iraq and Syria from the Midwest.
During each of Nick’s deployments, Moss & Barnett colleagues put together monthly care packages with cookies, movies, magazines, books, office supplies, toiletries, and other items for Nick and his fellow service members, plus any special requests that Nick made. M&B Cares will now continue that tradition by sending care packages to the members of the 4th EMU throughout their deployment to let them how much we appreciate them and how grateful we are for their dedication and service.
Pictured from left to right: Natasha Lenz, Nick Tautges, Josh Oie, Andy Malec, Mark Peterson, and Kevin Busch (not pictured: Jana Aune Deach, Carin Del Fiacco, Carla Garber, Deb LaTerza, Lori O'Donnell, Debbie Weinstock, and our Moss & Barnett team members who donated items to fill the care packages)