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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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401st Army Field Support Brigade provides post-HKIA retrograde support

September 15, 2021 — The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is working to ensure units deployed to the last days of the U.S. mission at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport redeploy home with their equipment. MORE
Humvees belonging to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, based Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, lined up Sept. 1, 2021, in a lot at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, to be accounted for by Army Field Battalion-Southwest Asia, 401st Army Field Support Brigade before rolling out to the camp's wash rack and final disposition and shipment back to Fort Bragg. Delta Company provided support to evacuation operations at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as part of Operation Allies Refuge.

Army announces implementation of mandatory vaccines for Soldiers

September 15, 2021 —  The Army outlined its plan today to fully comply with the Secretary of Defense’s order requiring all Service members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. MORE
Spc. Tyler Boyer, a Hayden, Colorado native and medical specialist assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, administers the COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Carson, Colorado Aug 3, 2021. The 4th Inf. Div. remains committed to keeping the Fort Carson community safe and healthy by offering mobile vaccinations centers.

1st TSC creates suicide awareness council

September 14, 2021 — September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and Soldiers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command took the fight to prevent suicides to the next level by creating a suicide prevention council. Exemplifying the campaign theme of “connect to protect - support is within reach,” the unit kicked off the month with its first suicide prevention council meeting on Sept. 1. MORE
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Soldiers Work with Local Organizations to Support Afghanistan Evacuation Efforts in Qatar

September 14, 2021 — U.S. Army Soldiers, civilian contractors, several government agencies, and non-government organizations provided humanitarian relief to Afghan evacuees during the Aug. 31 drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. MORE
Zack Bazzi, the regional director in the Middle East and Central Asia for the non-profit organization, Spirit of America, helps stack boxes of donated goods at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, September 5, 2021. Soldiers continue to support Department of Defense and Department of State teammates in Afghanistan evacuation efforts with care and compassion at various U.S. Central Command locations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elizabeth Hackbarth, U.S. Army Central Public Affairs)

Growing up in the shadow of war: ‘Spears Ready’ soldiers reflect on 9/11 and the end of the war in Afghanistan

September 13, 2021 — When Spc. Miguel A. Martinez thinks back to when he first learned about the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 attacks, he remembers feeling angry. MORE
Spc. Miguel A. Martinez, Pvt. 1st Class Janice M. Salazar, and Spc. Onosai Misionare, Soldiers assigned to 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, stand in front of T-walls painted by Soldiers in units who have previously served in 1st Theater Sustainment Command's operational command post at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Sept. 10, 2021. The Fort Bragg, N.C., based Soldiers deployed in August to support 1st TSC's operational command post mission.

Australian general joins Soldiers, civilians at 'Desert Medic’ vaccine rodeo

September 10, 2021 — U.S. Army Central Command’s deputy commanding general for operations received his second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine dose during a visit to 3rd Medical Command’s Operation Med Spear vaccine event here, Aug. 16. MORE
Australian Army Maj. Gen. Christopher A. Field

‘Spears Ready’ Soldiers complete ACFT familiarization at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

September 9, 2021 — “Spears Ready” Soldiers of the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, based 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command completed a Sept. 7 orientation with the new Army Combat Fitness Test. MORE
Sgt. Britteny Walton, deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with the Fort Bragg, N.C., based 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, performs the deadlift, the first of six events in the new Army Combat Fitness Test during 3rd ESC's Sept. 7,2021 ACFT familiarization event. The deadlift requires the Soldier to execute at least three lifts with at least 140 pounds.

1185th DDSB ‘Sentinels’ case colors ending nine-month deployment at Kuwaiti ports

September 8, 2021 — The “Sentinel” Soldiers of the Army Reserve’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania, based 1185th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion cased their unit colors ending their nine-month deployment during a ceremony at the Zone 1 Morale Welfare and Recreation Theater here, Aug 20. MORE

Meet 1st TSC’s new deputy IG

September 2, 2021 — If you’re cruisin’ around Elizabethtown and see a restored, forest green, 1968 Ford Mustang with white trim, you may want to wave. It could be one of your 1st Theater Sustainment Command teammates. Howard T. Johnson, deputy inspector general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, served 29 years in the U.S. Army, eventually retiring as a sergeant major and having served as a command sergeant major. The former cavalry scout was raised in Stephenson, West Virginia, and knew from a very young age that he wanted to serve in the Army. MORE
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‘Brickyard’ NCOs reflect on Kuwait deployment under COVID-19 mitigations

August 19, 2021 — The Army Reserve’s Indianapolis-based 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) noncommissioned officers were the backbone of the unit’s mobilization and deployment here during the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE
Brickyard Soldiers gathered at Knox to complete training tasks necessary to deploy and support logistical operations within the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility.  (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Chad Nixon)

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