1st Theater Sustainment Command

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Beauty queen deploys to Iraq as a logistics officer

March 30, 2021 — Little girls often dream of one day becoming a princess and living the fairytale life. Not many envision lacing up a pair a boots and joining the military, but that was exactly what Lt. Col Beatriz Florez did. She is part of the generation of men and women who were profoundly affected by the events of Sep 11, 2001, and decided to dedicate their lives to public service by enlisting or commissioning into the military. MORE

1st TSC safety officer shares love of mountain biking with local community

March 23, 2021 — If you’ve ever mountain biked or hiked at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, then you’ve spent time on trails built by a 1st Theater Sustainment Command civilian employee and veteran. MORE
man points at biking trail

Army chaplains given facts, science regarding COVID-19 vaccines

March 23, 2021 — A U.S. Army Central Command microbiologist briefed the development history of the three major COVID-19 vaccines to a contingent of U.S. Army chaplains and their enlisted Army religious affairs specialists at a meeting held March 15 at the Area Support Group–Kuwait chaplains office. MORE

Adjutant General Corps senior enlisted leader conducts professional development

March 22, 2021 — The Command Sergeant Major of the Adjutant General School visited Fort Knox’s Olive Theater recently to meet with Soldiers, discuss changes to the school, and encourage participation in available programs as part of leadership professional development. MORE
Command sergeant major speaks to soldiers

Camp Arifjan deployed Soldiers earn Norwegian Foot March badge under desert sun

March 21, 2021 — CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Army Reserve Col. Garrett Kolo, deployed with the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), was the top finisher in the Norwegian Foot March competition held here March 7 and March 14. Kolo outpaced the other 461 participants who attempted the 18.6-mile course with a 25-pound ruck under their age groups’ time limit. MORE
Norwegian Army 1st Lt. Havard Boge fist bumps Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Justin Swanson, the commanding general of the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during the March 21, 2021 recognition ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, for the 328 U.S. and coalition military personnel who earned the Norwegian Foot March badge. Boge, who represented the Norwegian Army at the ceremony, finished 18.6-mile course with a 25-pound ruck with the second fastest time when he crossed the finish line at 2 hours and 54 minutes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neil W. McCabe)

1st TSC participates in stand down for violent extremism

March 15, 2021 — There is no place for violent extremism in the U.S. Army. That was the message that soldiers and civilian employees in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command received when they participated in an extremism stand down here March 10. MORE
Secretary of Defense speaks via Microsoft Teams

Camp Arifjan senior leaders show confidence during one-shot COVID-19 vaccine rollout

March 13, 2021 — Senior military leaders here joined the March 13 rollout of Operation Med Spear, which is the expansion of COVID-19 vaccination for all civilian and military personnel in the U.S. Central Command footprint. "Operation Med Spear is something we have been working towards in this theater for many, many months," said Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Justin Swanson, who was vaccinated at the event, and is the deputy commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command. MORE
Maj. Gen. Patrick Hamilton, the commanding general of Texas National Guard's 36th Infantry, deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as the commanding general of Task Force Spartan braces for his one-dose Janssen Biotech COVID-19 vaccine during the camp's March 13, 2021 rollout of Operation Med Spear. Unlike other COVID-19 vaccines, the Janssen vaccine does not have to be frozen in transit, which makes it easier to distribute to Soldiers deployed overseas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neil W. McCabe)

1st TSC and Marines airdrop medical supplies, food to forward personnel

March 11, 2021 — Soldiers with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's operational command post, or 1st TSC-OCP, headquartered here, successfully executed joint airdrop missions with a Marine C-130J Hercules aircrew and Army riggers in the U.S. Central Command's area of operations. MORE
Army Spc. Christian Ramos, 151th Quartermaster Detachment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, serves as team leader for the air drop system, equipment and repair section. Once pallets are loaded on the aircraft, Ramos and the other riggers use strings and rubber bands to attach parachutes to static lines on both the left and right sides of the aircraft.

The Army’s Funded Legal Education Program provides new opportunity for 1st TSC commissioned officer

March 8, 2021 — With clear skies and the sun shining, a commissioned officer from DeWitt, Michigan, stood tall as his infantry branch insignia was removed and replaced with his new Judge Advocate General insignia. A moment that signified the beginning of a new career path made possible through the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. MORE
Male soldier in dress uniform pins branch insignia on male soldier in dress uniform.

Army Reserve Soldiers deployed to Camp Arifjan reflect on Black History Month

March 1, 2021 — Army Reserve Soldiers deployed here shared their thoughts about Black History Month and Black culture in America. MORE
Army Lt. Clifford Allen of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the fire fighters of the all-black 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion. He wears his complete outfit just before taking off for a jump. Note the 150 ft. rope descending from tall trees; the plastic helmet and catcher’s mask are protections against branches and brambles. Known as the Triple Nickles, the 555th completed 1200 jumps from July-October 1945 in support of the U.S. Forest Service efforts to contain forest fires in the northwest United States. The smokejumpers parachuted into regions difficult for firefighters to reach and helped contain 36 fires during this time.

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