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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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1st TSC Redeploys the Blue Team

By Mr. Brent Thacker | 1st Theater Sustainment Command | December 12, 2018


Soldiers and civilians from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command returned home, to a redeployment ceremony held at the Sadowski Center Dec. 12.

They deployed to Kuwait in June, spending six months there, traveling to various countries in the Middle East in support of their mission.

Col. Sidney Melton, chief of staff for the 1st TSC, was the guest speaker for the ceremony. He spoke on the success of the Blue Team.

“On a daily basis, they had a daunting task,” Melton said. “They’ve exceeded the standard and now set a brand new benchmark. We’re very proud of them.”

Since 2006, the 1st TSC has been perpetually deployed to the 20-country, six-million-square mile where it conducts sustainment operations to ensure warfighters have the supplies and transportation capabilities they need to accomplish their missions.

Every six months, the command deploys a team of Soldiers to the region, which it designates the Red, White, or Blue team. This team, the Blue Team, replaced the White Team. The Red Team and Alpha Company deployed to Central Command Area of Responsibility earlier this month.

Before the event, attendees petted and took photos of Sgt. John “Huck” Blackjack, the 1st TSC pony mule and official mascot.