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Army watercraft engineer reflects on his Native American heritage

November 1, 2021 — A Soldier with the Nuumu (Paiute) and Newe (Shoshone) people, deployed here with the 401st Army Field Support Battalion, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, reflected on his cultural and military roots for this year’s Native American Heritage observance. MORE
Sgt. 1st Class James R. Redner, an Army watercraft engineer assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, stands near the docks at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, on Oct. 12, 21. The 17-year veteran has served all over the world, but never wants to forget about his cultural heritage with the Nuumu (Paiute) and Newe (Shoshone) people in Bishop, Calif.

Soldiers achieve ACFT successes through training, building mental toughness

October 28, 2021 — Two financial management technicians deployed here with the Kaiserslautern, Germany, based 266th Finance Support Center have overcome their fears about the Army Combat Fitness Test through dedicated training in their personal time. MORE
Staff Sgt. Supitcha Wiriyaskunpan, a financial management technician deployed with the Kaiserslautern, Germany, based 266th Finance Support Center, completes a leg tuck at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Oct. 23, 2021. The Bangkok, Thailand, native has gone from not being able to complete one leg tuck to performing ten leg tucks in a row thanks to taking it upon herself to incorporate CrossFit into her routine five days a week during her personal time.

1st TSC Soldier crowned Ms. Kentucky 2022

October 27, 2021 — A Soldier serving in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was recently crowned United States of America Ms. Kentucky 2022 at a pageant held Oct. 24 in Tifton, Georgia. Master Sgt. Diana D. Layne, executive assistant for the command sergeant major of the 1st TSC, officially received her crown at the USOA Georgia pageant, because Kentucky did not hold an in-person pageant due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions. MORE
Soldier crowned USOA Ms. Kentucky 2022

Why I serve: ‘I can help guide them in making the right decisions’

October 27, 2021 — U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Marcos L. Benavides is passionate about being there for his Soldiers. “I just want to help them and make sure that they’re set in life or their military career, things I wish somebody had told me when I was younger,” the ammunition specialist said. MORE
Why I serve: ‘I can help guide them in making the right decisions’

First Team HR specialist, a consummate team player

October 22, 2021 — She’s been a member of 1st Theater Sustainment Command since November 2020, helping civilian employees onboard and ensuring accurate accounting for time and attendance and earned leave. These are just a few of the things that Janet Laufenberg, human resource specialist, does here to assist civilian employees. MORE
Janet Laufenberg and son Colin

Why I serve: ‘It helped me unlock my potential’

October 22, 2021 — Spc. Yacob I. Warsame does not fold in the face of adversity. MORE
Spc. Yacob I. Warsame, a signal support systems specialist assigned to 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, stands with Roger Disbrow, the morale, welfare, and recreation director, after placing second in the Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Oct. 10, 2021. The Denver, Colo., native, currently deployed in support of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command Operational Command Post, said the Army has helped him unlock his potential.

‘Blackjack’ chief warrant officer recognized for service in Army’s last days in Kabul

October 20, 2021 — A logistics chief warrant officer deployed with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command was recognized during an Oct. 7 award presentation at the 1st TSC's operational command post here. MORE
1st Theater Sustainment Command Deputy Commanding Officer Sean P. Davis awarded Chief Warrant Officer 4 Scott O. Harned, 1st TSC (Forward), the Army Commendation Medal with the "C" device for combat conditions at an Oct. 7, 2021, ceremony at 1st TSC's operational command post, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Davis presented the medal to Harned in recognition of his exceptionally meritorious service during his deployment to Afghanistan from July 28, 2021, to Aug. 30, 2021.

Why I serve: ‘It’s been one door after another, and I keep walking through them’

October 19, 2021 — Capt. Joshua D. Dandridge decided at age 11 that he wanted to serve “something bigger than himself.” MORE
Capt. Joshua D. Dandridge, a logistics officer assigned to the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, based 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, has been deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, since August supporting the 1st Theater Sustainment Command’s Operational Command Post. “The Army just opened up so many doors that I would have never been able to [go through] had I not been in the military,” he said. “It’s been one door after another, and I keep walking through them.”

Why I Serve: ‘I want to be that voice’

October 15, 2021 — Staff Sgt. Welington E. David is not afraid to speak up. MORE
Staff Sgt. Welington E. David, an automated logistics specialist assigned to the 264th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, poses with his mother, Valentina Elewel, in a photo family from the past. “My inspiration really was my mom, [she took] care of me 18 years of my life, and so it was my way of tribute and of paying her back for all the hardship that she has gone through just to be able to get me to where I am today,” David said.

Army Reserve daughter of mariachi singer reflects on her Afghanistan, Qatar service

October 7, 2021 — A Mexican American Army Reserve Soldier deployed here with the 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade reflected on her remarkable experiences in Afghanistan and Qatar for this year’s Hispanic Heritage observance. MORE
Army Reserve Spc. Luz Hernandez, who is currently deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, with the South El Monte, California, based 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, shares a moment with her parents, Angel Hernandez Mendoza and Maria Guadalupe Lopez- Hernandez. Hernandez said she draws strength from her parents’ legacy. “I am sure there are Mexican heroes, but for me, it was just hearing my dad's and my mom's stories—how they came from nothing in Mexico.” (Photo courtesy of Spc. Luz Hernandez)

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