Finance Soldiers Return from Iraq

FORT RILEY, Kan. - Approximately 20 Soldiers from Detachment F, 15th Financial Management Company, are expected to return from a 14-month deployment to Iraq this weekend and will be reunited with their Families Monday night in a ceremony at Building 88312 on Custer Hill.

While in Iraq, the unit was assigned to 82nd Financial Management Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Stewart, Ga. The detachment conducted operations out of Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk and Contingency Operating Base Endurance in Q-West.

The detachment's commercial vendors section disbursed more than $2.5 million in cash payments to fulfill contracts; more than $36 million via electronic funds transfer and more than $22.1 million to paying agents in support of programs such as Sons of Iraq, military transition teams and provincial reconstruction teams. It was the first and only CVS section in Iraq making EFT payments in Iraqi Dinar to contractors with local banks in Iraq.

The unit's military pay section processed more than 8,400 military pay documents and educated Soldiers and S-1s on the implementation of the new Eagle Cash card program - the prominent method for Soldiers to obtain cash in theater.

The detachment's disbursement section disbursed more than $15.4 million in casual pays, check cashing and Eagle Cash card sales; more than $36,300 in claims payments to local Iraqis and collected more than $5.7 million for the savings deposit program and Eagle Cash card loads.

The section also conducted more than 150 funding missions, claims missions and finance support team missions to eight different outlying FOBs in support of more than 14,000 Soldiers in units operating in Multi-National Division - North.