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Death of a 1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldier – Sgt. Dontrez A. Dawson

August 20, 2020 — FORT KNOX, Ky. -- A 1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldier died as a result of a motor vehicle accident on the Bluegrass Parkway in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Aug. 16. MORE
Sgt. Dontrez A. Dawson entered the Army as a human resources specialist in January 2017, and has been assigned to the 14th Human Resources Sustainment Center, 1st Theater Sustainment Command Special Troops Battalion, 1st TSC, since June 2017.

Civil Affairs Regiment celebrates its 65th Anniversary

August 17, 2020 — The U.S. Army Civil Affairs Regiment commemorates its 65th anniversary of inception August 17. In 1955, civil affairs was formally established as a U.S. Army Reserve branch. It was designated as the Civil Affairs Regiment in October 1959. In October 2006, civil affairs was further established as a basic branch of the Army. MORE
Capt. Jeff Benton, civil affairs officer, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, stands in front of a school plaque in Sri Lanka, with dedications to all the personnel involved in its renovation. Benton, along with his team of civil affairs Soldiers, worked with the government and local authorities to restructure buildings in the city of Batticaloa in 2018. (Courtesy Photo)

1st Theater Sustainment Command responds to crisis in Beirut

August 17, 2020 — In the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion at the Port of Beirut on Aug. 4, the 1st Theater Sustainment Command immediately jumped into action to support relief efforts – and underscored the U.S. Central Command’s commitment to help a regional partner in need. MORE
Contractors supporting the 1st Theater Sustainment Command initiate response operations to support the Lebanon tragedy, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Aug. 5, 2020. 1st TSC Soldiers and contractors worked closely with their joint logistics enterprise partners, Defense Logistics Agency and the U.S. Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operation Center, in the coordination of receiving and staging the cases of meals and water for shipment to Lebanon.

Readout of Commander, U.S. Central Command, Gen Frank McKenzie's call with Lebanon Armed Forces Commander, Gen Joseph Aoun

August 6, 2020 — Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for U.S. Central Command, provided the following readout: Gen. Frank McKenzie, Commander, U.S. Central Command, spoke with Lebanon Armed Forces Commander, Gen. Joseph Aoun, to express condolences for the loss of life and devastation caused by the explosion in Beirut's port facility. Gen McKenzie informed Gen Aoun of the impending delivery of three C-17s shipments of U.S. relief supplies including food, water, and medical supplies. Gen McKenzie expressed U.S. willingness to continue to work with the Lebanese Armed Forces to help provide aid and assistance to meet the needs of the Lebanese people during this terrible tragedy. Gen McKenzie expressed a desire to continue to partner with the Lebanese Armed Forces, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, and USAID to identify and expedite support for Lebanon's recovery effort. The generals ended the call by agreeing to continue a close dialogue as the recovery effort continues. MORE
U.S. aid including food, water, and medical supplies in route to supply relief to those affected in Lebanon.

U.S. Navy Escorts Army Logistics Support Vessels Out of 5th Fleet after 20 Year Tour of Duty

August 5, 2020 — U.S. Navy warships assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), escorted two U.S. Army Frank S. Besson class logistics support vessels (LSV), assigned to U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT), as they transited out of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), July-August. The two LSVs, Major General Charles P. Gross (LSV 5) and Specialist 4 James A. Loux (LSV 6), had been forward deployed to the region for 20 years in support of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) tasking, and were departing Kuwait as a result of an Army-wide restructuring and asset allocation. MORE
200714-N-FO574-1025 ARABIAN GULF (July 14, 2020) Logistics support vessel Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross (LSV 5) transits the Arabian Gulf under escort by a Mark VI patrol boat, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56, July 14, 2020. CTF 56 is responsible for planning and execution of expeditionary missions, including coastal riverine operations, in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jordan R. Bair/Released)

Partnerships and interoperability continue despite COVID-19 challenges

July 31, 2020 — Leaders from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 3rd Medical Command Forward and Kuwaiti Col. Dr. Raed Altajalli, liaison officer to Kuwait Ministry of Defense (KMOD) met to discuss future partnership opportunities at the Operational Command Post on July 20, 2020. MORE
CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT – Key leaders, (L to R) Kuwaiti Col. Dr. Raed Altajalli, liaison officer to Kuwait Ministry of Defense (KMOD), Col Simon Hamid, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, command surgeon, Command Sgt. Maj. George Luedtke, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Brig. Gen. Dianne Del Rosso, deputy commanding general, 1st TSC, 311th ESC, come together for a meeting on interoperability in medical cooperation between the U.S. and Kuwait at the Black Jack Conference Room in the Operational Command Post on July 20.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel Quiros July 20, 2020)

1st TSC welcomes new command sergeant major

July 31, 2020 — The 1st Theater Sustainment Command welcomed a new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony here July 28. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry III assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted leader of the command from Command Sgt. Maj. Bernard P. Smalls Sr., who served as the command sergeant major for almost two years. The ceremony was presided by Maj. Gen. John P. Sullivan, commanding general, 1st TSC, who emphasized the significance of this transition. MORE
Maj. Gen. John P. Sullivan, commanding general of 1st Theater Sustainment Command, alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Perry III, senior enlisted advisor, 1st TSC pose with the 1st TSC mascot, Sgt. Blackjack, at Fort Knox, July 28, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zoran Raduka, 1st TSC Public Affairs)

A Forgotten Legacy Restored

July 31, 2020 — As he readies for his picture to be taken, a smile stretches from ear to ear. The commissioned officer stands tall with his shoulders drawn back, chest slightly puffed, uniform coat displaying his ribbons and medals. In his hands he grasps a prestigious award unknown to most. U.S. Army Maj. Adam Kama, deputy judge advocate for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, stands in front of Fowler Hall at Ft. Knox, Kentucky as the recipient of the Keithe E. Nelson Distinguished Service Award. MORE
Maj. Adam Kama, deputy judge advocate, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, stands in front of Fowler Hall as the recipient of the Keithe E. Nelson Distinguished Service Award at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, July 28, 2020. According to the American Bar Association’s website, the award is presented for authorship of exceptional, published, literary efforts which advance and serve interests and understanding of military law or enhance status of lawyers in the Armed Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. JC Baker, 1st TSC Public Affairs)

311th ESC participates in 79th TSC Best “Top Squad” Warrior Competition

July 28, 2020 — Led by Command Sgt. Maj. Denise Lagana, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) command sergeant major, Soldiers from the 311th ESC traveled to Fort Hunter Liggett to participate in the 79th Theater Sustainment Command’s “Top Squad” Best Warrior Competition July 14-18. MORE
311th ESC participates in 79th TSC Best “Top Squad” Warrior Competition

COVID-19 Resources

April 2, 2020 — The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Major Cybercrime Unit, has prepared a useful information sheet designed to help the One Army Family get accurate COVID-19 information and avoid scams that seek to take advantage of the pandemic. Click on the image below to access the flyer: MORE
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