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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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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
Army Reserve Sgt. Richard Liggans, a resident of Buffalo, New York, deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with the 228th Combat Support Hospital, where he serves at the noncommission officer-in-charge of the camp's Troop Medical Clinic, loads a syringe with the Janssen Biotech COVID-19 vaccine at the camp's March 13, 2021 rollout of Operation Med Spear. Unlike other vaccines, the Janssen vaccine is administered with just one shot, not two. (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
Marine crewmembers in partnering with 1st Theater Sustainment Support-Operations Command Post, headquarters at Camp Arijan, Kuwait, watch the last of nine airdrop pallets deploy from back of their C-130J Heracles during Feb. 23, 2021 mission. The crew dropped pallets to three different sites inside the U.S. Central Command area of operations with medical supplies, food and other materiel. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neil McCabe)

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 raises right hand across from male soldier in dress uniform holding notebook.

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 Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Denrick Mills, an air mobility warrant officer deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, with the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), said his favorite Black History story is the Triple Nickel “smokejumpers.” In 1945, the all-black 555th Airborne Infantry Battalion was ordered to Oregon to fight forest fires started by nature and by incendiary-bearing balloons sent into West Coast forests by the Japanese. “They used this airborne unit to jump in an put the fire out—that’s how the smokejumpers started,” he said.

Ambassador praises Army Reserve medical Soldiers

February 24, 2021 — The United States ambassador to Kuwait honored three Army Reserve Soldiers Thursday at a ceremony at the U.S. embassy here for rendering first aid to a pedestrian struck on a highway. MORE
Ambassador praises Army Reserve medical Soldiers

Civilian, military medical personnel deployed to Kuwait get second COVID-19 vaccinations

February 22, 2021 — Military and civilian medical professionals deployed here received their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, all part of the initial vaccinations in the Middle East theater. MORE
Lt. Col. Harold Yu, the deputy surgeon for Area Support Group-Kuwait and the officer-in-charge of the U.S. Army Health Clinic Kuwait, looks away as he receives his second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine dose Feb. 15, 2021 at the Camp Arifjan, Kuwait hospital. Yu said: “This vaccination is no different from any other shot I ever got. Really, I didn’t even feel it.”

ASG Kuwait Canine Behavior Care and Safety Seminar

February 18, 2021 — An Army veterinarian led a groundbreaking canine behavior lecture and demonstration at Kuwait’s Public Authority Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources headquarters for an audience that included the director, as well as other government officials, community leaders, and students. MORE
Cpt. Emrick Whitfield, veterinary clinic officer in charge, Area Support Group Kuwait, and Sgt. Iisa Stephens, veterinary clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, ASG Kuwait, demonstrate proper calm and restraint techniques for canines during a canine behavior and safety seminar at the Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources in Rabia, Kuwait, Feb. 2, 2021. The use of proper restraining techniques protects both the person and animal, while also calming the dog.

310th ESC Soldiers use biometrics to vet truck drivers sustaining Syrian ops

February 18, 2021 — Military intelligence Soldiers assigned to the Syrian Logistics Cell here leverage biometric technology to screen drivers for a long haul to outposts in the area of operations. MORE
A truck driver undergoes an iris scan at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 5, 2021 conducted by Chief Warrant Officer Lente, the officer in charge of the Syrian Logistics Cell military intelligence team or S-2. All drivers partake in the iris scan in addition to a fingerprint scan and a review of their record.

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