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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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‘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)

Civil Affairs Regiment commemorates 66th Anniversary

August 17, 2021 — The U.S. Army Civil Affairs Regiment commemorates its 66th anniversary of inception Aug. 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
Civil Affairs Team 332 Team Leader Capt. Colleen Cooper presents Red Cross Negotino with a plaque in appreciation for their assistance during a COVID personal protective equipment donation that took place September 16-17, 2020 in vicinity of Negotino and the surrounding villages. Red Cross Negotino is a valuable partner for future projects and support.

82nd CAB Soldiers provide phased maintenance support in Kuwait

August 17, 2021 — Aviation maintainers from the 82nd Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade enabled the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade to increase its operational readiness here since their arrival in June. MORE
Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade stand on the flight line at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, July 26, 2021. The 19 Soldiers deployed to Kuwait to provide direct support to the 1100th Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group and help alleviate a shortage of aviation contractors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Photo)

Task Force Sinai Welcomes New Brigade Commander

August 16, 2021 — On August 15, Task Force Sinai officially welcomed Col. Matthew Archambault as it’s new brigade commander and commemorated the service of the outgoing commander, Col. Scott Sentell during a change of command ceremony held at the Multinational Force and Observers Headquarters Auditorium at South Camp, South Sinai, Egypt. MORE
SINAI PENINSULA, Egypt – Col. Matthew Archambault (center), the incoming commander of Task Force Sinai, receives the brigade colors from Maj. Gen. Douglas Crissman (left), the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Central, as the outgoing commander Col. Scott Sentell (right), the outgoing commander watches on, during a change of command ceremony held at the Multinational Force and Observers Headquarters Auditorium at South Camp, Sinai, Egypt August 15, 2021. During his 25-year career, Archambault has led units in both Iraq and Afghanistan and has taught at the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Love for the Army brought this 1st TSC couple together

August 13, 2021 — After years of marriage, they complete each other’s sentences and both agree that Army values are the same as marriage values. Lt. Col. Jennifer Rader, assistant chief of staff, G3, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, is married to Sgt. Maj. Alan Rader, senior enlisted advisor, 14th Human Resources Center, 1st TSC. MORE
Two Soldiers stand next to each other smiling in their dress mess uniforms with a lake behind them.

U.S. Army Soldier beat the odds

August 13, 2021 — A Southern Sudan-born Iowa National Guardsman serving with the Knoxville based 3654th Support Maintenance Company here, remembers his struggle to reach America as he works to earn his commission as a U.S. Army clinical social worker. MORE
Unit Supply Specialist Spc. Fourtytwo Yet, an Iowa National Guardsman assigned to the 3654th Support Maintenance Company, was awarded a unit coin by the commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. Michel M. Russell Sr., during a battlefield circulation, July 26, 2021. Yet was awarded the coin by the general for the excellence and proficiency he displayed during the commander’s walk through. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Marquis Hopkins)

CTEF team clears lot, delivers military vehicles, firearms to Iraqi security forces

August 12, 2021 — Soldiers executing the Counter ISIS, Train and Equip Fund supporting Iraqi security forces, or CTEF, achieved a significant milestone July 6, when the last items left Lot 54 here. MORE
A heavy equipment operator at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait's Lot 54 loads a trailer onto a flatbed for further delivery to Iraqi security forces as part of the Counter ISIS, Train, Equip Fund-I's mission to build military partner capacity. This trailer was the last item out mostly military vehicles, which were in the lot when the Army Reserve Soldiers of the Indianapolis-based 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) who staff the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's operational command post, which included management of the CTEF-I.

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