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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers coined for lifting base moral during COVID-19

November 18, 2020 — CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Combating the coronavirus on U.S. Army bases involves a high level of planning and skillful coordination to keep Soldiers safe. A group of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to Area Support Group - Kuwait received the prestigious Commander's Coin of Excellence from Lt. Gen. Terry Ferrell, U.S. Army Central commanding general, November 18, 2020, on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, for doing just that. MORE

Training the trainers: 1st TSC provides ACFT validation training for Soldiers in Kuwait

October 29, 2020 — The 1st Theater Sustainment Command recently held an Army Combat Fitness Test grader validation training at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, enabling readiness for commanders. MORE
Staff Sgt. Eric Smith, G3 training noncommissioned officer, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, instructs Soldiers from the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 3rd Medical Command, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, and the 304th Sustainment Brigade on the grader requirements for the Army Combat Fitness Test at the Area Support Group-Kuwait Field Oct. 6, 2020 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Smith and the 1st Theater Sustainment Command are responsible for ACFT familiarization and grader validation during the month of October ensuring readiness for the Army units currently serving at Camp Arifjan.  (U.S. Army Photograph by Spc. Andrew E. Figueroa)

101st DSB begins RIP/TOA with 304th SB in Middle East

October 29, 2020 — Air Assault troopers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky began arriving in the Middle East in early October, the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), began collaborating with the 304th Sustainment Brigade at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. MORE
Col. James F. Porter, commander, and other key leadership from the 304th Sustainment Brigade, 79th Theater Sustainment Command, greet Soldiers from the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, in Kuwait.

Return of two U.S. Army logistics support vessels to U.S. marks end of more than 20 year mission in the Middle East

October 9, 2020 — FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Two U.S. Army General Frank S. Besson-Class Logistics Support Vessels and their crews arrived at Third Port at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 8, marking the completion of more than 20 years of support to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Army Central. MORE
Col. James Peckham Jr., G3, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, delivers a speech during a welcome home ceremony for the Army Mariners of the 411th and 335th Transportation Detachments at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 8, 2020.  Peckham spoke to the many accomplishments of the units during their tenure in support of the mission in the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Army Central area of operation in the Middle East.  The crews made the 10,000 nautical mile trek aboard the Maj. Gen. Charles P. Gross (LSV 5) and the SP4 James A. Loux (LSV 6), which were the last of the LSVs to redeploy from Kuwait back to the U.S. in support of the Army’s watercraft modernization strategy.

Upholding the Soldier’s Creed in retirement

October 3, 2020 — FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Deployment. Within the Soldier’s Creed it states: “I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.” It is a creed that every Soldier commits to and this Army Civilian ensures the Soldiers on his team can live by. MORE
ake Stover (left), deployment specialist, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, with fellow cavalry scouts while he was deployed with 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division to Baghdad in 2006. Stover deployed to Iraq multiple times following the events of 9/11. Stover stated that being deployed in Iraq helped him understand the value of being prepared. (Courtesy Photo)

Civilian uses life lessons to continue helping First Team Soldiers

September 18, 2020 — FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Barbara Wright developed resiliency, a strong work ethic, and a love for supporting Soldiers long before joining the First Team. MORE
Barbara Wright, assistant to the command group, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, stands next to the statue of Blackjack outside of Fowler Hall where she works at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Sept. 10, 2020. She is responsible for ensuring  daily operations within the battalion under the two-star command run smoothly by scheduling events and meetings, allowing the STB commander, executive officer, and senior enlisted advisor, freedom to focus their attention on the mission.

1st TSC kicks off month-long Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention awareness campaign with a run/walk event

September 16, 2020 — FORT KNOX, Ky. — The 1st Theater Sustainment Command’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program kicked off a month-long awareness campaign with a Dedicate Your Run/Walk event here Sept. 10. MORE
Capt. Nicole McCoy, sexual harassment/assault response and prevention program manager, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, and Master Sgt. Nicole Schmidt, sexual assault response coordinator, 1st TSC, prepare a gift table for the Dedicate Your Run/Walk event on Sept. 10, 2020 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The event took place to raise awareness for the more than 7825 survivors of sexual assault and harassment across the Department of Defense.

Loading Up

September 11, 2020 — The Army uses a myriad of heavy equipment and machinery. This ranges from trailers to tanks. One may wonder how this massive equipment finds its way to the battlefield. Soldiers from the 1184th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion (DDSB), based in Mobile, Ala., are responsible for the movement of over 400 pieces of equipment from several different units on this past shipment at the Port of Shuiaba, Kuwait. MORE
The Alliance St. Louis is loaded with over 400 pieces of heavy equipment at the Port of Shuiaba, Kuwait, September 11, 2020. The 1184th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion, from Mobile, AL plays a vital role by relocating equipment because units rely on the equipment to carry out their missions. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo By Sgt. Vontrae Hampton)

Retired 1st TSC officer continues service as civilian

August 28, 2020 — FORT KNOX, Ky. -- On the top floor of Fowler Hall, David C. Dusterhoff, deputy chief of staff for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, works tirelessly synchronizing the civilian and military personnel that work in the 1st TSC. MORE
David C. Dusterhoff, deputy chief of staff, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, reviews upcoming tasks with Maj. Owen Koch, force management officer, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Aug. 19, 2020. With more than 30 years of total federal service to draw upon, Dusterhoff uses this experience to manage daily operations within the 1st TSC. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Noel Gerig, 1st TSC Public Affairs)

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.

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