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1st Theater Sustainment Command

News Stories

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1st TSC Soldier Earns Second Place in Bataan Death March

March 25, 2018 — Today at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, the Bataan Death March is an annual ruck march where participants wear rucksacks loaded with 35 pounds of gear and trek 26.2 miles. On Mar. 25, 2018, almost 200 Soldiers took to the start line to make this grueling journey. MORE
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Sgt. 1st Class Keith Killgren, Strategic Operations and Plans (SOaP) communications noncommissioned officer in charge, 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), accepts the award for second place in the annual Camp Arifjan Bataan Death March, Mar. 25, 2018. Killgren finished with a time of five hours, forty-seven minutes. (Courtesy photo, MWR)

1st SFAB Enters Theater

March 16, 2018 — The 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) entered the 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) theater gateway at Camp Buehring Feb. 21, deploying into the Central Command Area of Responsibility (CENTCOM AOR). The 1st SFAB transitioned into Afghanistan where they will be training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Defense Security Forces. MORE
Instructors from ARCENT Readiness Training Center - Kuwait (ARTC-KU) demonstrate how to launch a drone using Instant Eye technology for 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) Soldiers, Mar. 6, 2018. The 1st SFAB recently deployed from Fort Benning, Ga. and will proceed to their final destination in Afghanistan.

Theater Gateway Now Open at Camp Buehring

March 8, 2018 — 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) and the 38th Sustainment Brigade opened Camp Buehring’s Theater Gateway Feb. 21, 2018. Camp Buehring’s gateway was stood up predominantly to streamline the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) deployment into Afghanistan, as well as numerous other units deploying and redeploying throughout the Central Command Area of Responsibility. MORE
The inbound station at the 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) Theater Gateway

1st TSC Inducts Newest Members Into the NCO Corps

March 2, 2018 — The 1st Theater Sustainment Command welcomed the organization's newest sergeants to the corps of noncommissioned officers during a ceremony March 2 at Haszard Theater. MORE
Sgt. Angela Johnson, G-6, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, walks under crossed sabers as a symbol she crossed the threshold from Soldier to noncommissioned officer during the 1st TSC induction ceremony March 2, 2018 at Fort Knox, Ky.

Top Alabama Command Team Visits Troops Overseas

February 25, 2018 — Maj. Gen. Sheryl Gordon, the adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard, and, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Grace, senior enlisted advisor for Alabama, visited troops from the state across Kuwait, Feb. 3-5, 2018, as part of the Joint Monthly Access for Reserve Component (JMARC). MORE

1st TSC Mascot Handlers Keep Alive a 118-Year Tradition

January 24, 2018 — The tradition of using a mule as an Army mascot began in 1899 when an officer at the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot decided the service needed something to counter the Navy goat for the 1899 rivalry game between the two service academies. In the early 1970s, the 1st Corps Support Command (COSCOM), the unit which was re-designated as the 1st TSC in 2006, adopted a mule as its mascot to carry on this tradition. MORE
Maj.Gen. Flem "Donnie" Walker, Jr. Commanding General of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command feeds Cpl. John "Huck" Blackjack an alfalfa cookie in his stall at the Providence farm. Cpl. Blackjack serves as the 1st TSC official mascot, making appearances at many command events.

Soldiers Return Home in Time for Christmas

December 13, 2017 — The 1st TSC deploys its Soldiers into three teams, Red, White and Blue. During the time Red Team deployed, they enhanced ammunition storage capacity, streamlined customs processing, increased force protection, decreased repair time for critical combat systems, and improved transportation contracts, saving millions of dollars. MORE
FORT KNOX, Ky - 1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers salute during a redeployment ceremony held here at Fort Knox. 1st TSC welcomed home 25 of its Soldiers from Kuwait at a redeployment ceremony Dec. 13 at the Sadowski Center here on post.

1st TSC Soldiers Deploy to Kuwait

November 30, 2017 — Over 30 members of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) said goodbye to their families, friends, and unit team members Nov. 30 at a deployment ceremony held at Sadowski Center on post. MORE
FORT KNOX, Ky - Soldiers salute for the National Anthem during the deployment ceremony at the Sadowski Center on post. The deployment team is comprised of Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, deployed to Kuwait where they will assume the Strategic Operations and Plans mission. The members known as the White Team will replace the Red Team, which is scheduled to redeploy in mid December.

1st TSC Gives Back

November 15, 2017 — 1st TSC leadership and family readiness group partnered with the Fort Knox chapter of the Red Cross and launched an initiative they called 1st TSC Gives Back. MORE
Sadie Mai, 3, left, and her sister Savannah Mai, 4, daughters of a 1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldier, make cards Nov. 15 during a 1st TSC Family Readiness Group meeting at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10281 in Vine Grove, Ky. The cards will be included in care packages that will be sent to First Team members who are deployed to Southwest Asia. (US Army photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan Wiley)

Another First at Knox - 1st TSC Fires Crew-Served Weapons

November 6, 2017 — The 1st Theater Sustainment Command fired its crew-served weapons for the first time since establishing its headquarters at Fort Knox at Heins Range Nov. 6-7. MORE
Sgt. Austin Ball, a network assurance noncommissioned officer for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, fires a M2 .50-caliber machine gun Nov. 6 at Heins Range

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