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1st Theater Sustainment Command


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310th ESC CG looks back on successful mobilization to Kuwait under COVID-19 protocols

February 10, 2021 — The commanding general of the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command said it was a tremendous challenge to successfully mobilize and deploy his Army Reserve unit here under a strict COVID-19 environment. MORE
Commanding General of the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Brig. Gen. Justin Swanson said he is convinced from his experience mobilizing the 310th ESC to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait under COVID-19 conditions was that many of the COVID-19 mitigations will continue after the pandemic has passed. Swanson first enlisted in the Louisiana National Guard and served there as a combat medic before he was commissioned in 1993.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout ongoing in U.S. Army Central footprint

February 10, 2021 — The COVID-19 vaccination program in the U.S. Army Central’s area of operations is underway. MORE
Spc. Michael Meza and Spc. John Cera, healthcare specialists with the 228th Combat Support Hospital, draw doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from vials at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 18, 2021. Camp Arifjan is utilizing a phased distribution of the vaccine, as specified by the Department of Defense, beginning with medical personnel and first responders.

1185th Sentinels Stand Ready to Support Iron Union 14

January 30, 2021 — For the Army to support hundreds of missions across the globe, they rely on specialized distribution battalions such as the 1185th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion (DDSB) located at the Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait. MORE
A 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, M1068 command post vehicle sits atop a lowboy in queue to board the Green Ridge at the Port of Shuaiba, Kuwait, Jan. 22, 2021. The equipment, bound for the United Arab Emirates, will be received by 2/1 ABCT Soldiers and is scheduled to be utilized during exercise Iron Union 14. (U.S. Army photo by Claudia LaMantia)

Citizen soldier receives special call for the holidays

December 30, 2020 — The holidays are a time to show gratitude for those who’ve made a difference. In honor of the holiday season, an Army Reserve Soldier from New York, who wears two uniforms, recently received recognition from New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. MORE
New York Police Officer and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Garcia, intelligence analyst noncommissioned officer, 719th Movement Control Battalion, poses for a photo after a special holiday call from New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec 23, 2020. During the call Shea thanked Garcia for his continued service to the nation as he serves his country in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

COVID-19 response has involved over 5,000 NYNG members

December 29, 2020 — LATHAM, New York – The New York National Guard was among the first states to call up Soldiers and Airmen for the COVID-19 pandemic on March 10. Nine months later, on Dec. 17, it was one of two Guard forces to begin administering a COVID-19 vaccine to its troops.Since the first 300 Guard members mobilized to help contain a coronavirus outbreak in MORE
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nigel Chen, assigned to Joint Task Force COVID-19, New York National Guard, administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Camp Smith Training Site Medical Readiness Clinic, N.Y., on Dec. 18, 2020. The New York National Guard is participating in a Department of Defense vaccine pilot program in which 44,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are being administered to front line medical personnel at 16 locations around the world.

MFO hosts Defense Attaches

December 28, 2020 — Personnel of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) hosted an orientation visit for the senior defense representatives of various nations Dec. 14 at North Camp near El Gorah, Egypt. MORE

Idaho National Guard assists with COVID-19 response again

December 23, 2020 — BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho National Guard has partnered with agencies and organizations across Idaho in a renewed push against the COVID-19 pandemic.On Nov. 13, Gov. Brad Little activated 100 members from the Idaho National Guard as cases of COVID-19 elevated throughout the state.On Dec. 11, that number was increased to 250 under an authorization MORE
The Idaho National Guard has partnered with agencies and organizations across Idaho as the battle against COVID-19 continues. Gov. Brad Little has activated 250 members of the Idaho National Guard as COVID-19 cases elevated throughout the state.

U.S. Army Central announces Career Counselor of the Year

December 9, 2020 — SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, South Carolina – U.S. Army Central leadership congratulated Staff Sgt. (P) Abelardo Gonzalez of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, for earning the USARCENT 2020 Career Counselor of the Year title, Dec. 8. MORE
U.S. Army Central leadership congratulated Staff Sgt. (P) Abelardo Gonzalez of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, for earning the USARCENT 2020 Career Counselor of the Year title, Dec. 8.

The announcement followed the Army Service Component Command’s two-day virtual competition held Dec. 7-8, which featured a packet evaluation to include a previously completed Army Combat Fitness Test, a written examination, and a virtual board.

Top Army Adjutant General Leaders visit, discuss AG Corps future with U.S. Army Central HR professionals

December 4, 2020 — SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The U.S. Army Adjutant General School Commandant and leadership team visited U.S. Army Central headquarters for the first time and participated in an USARCENT HR educational forum, Dec. 3, 2020. MORE
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A Commander's Community Information Exchange demonstrates cohesion on Camp Arifjan

December 1, 2020 — CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - In compliance with social distancing, Area Support Group - Kuwait hosted an in-person Commander's Community Information Exchange, December 1, 2020, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The meeting gave leaders from units currently deployed to ASG-KU under the U.S. Army Central Command, the opportunity to receive current base related activities, events, and training directly from the garrison staff. MORE
U.S. Army Maj. Alex Duffy, deputy director of the Directorate of Public Works at Area Support Group - Kuwait takes notes during a Commander’s Community Information Exchange December 1, 2020, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The meeting gave leaders from units currently deployed to ASG-KU under the U.S. Army Central Command, the opportunity to receive current base related activities, events, and training directly from the garrison staff. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Khylee Woodford)

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