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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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Tag: Camp Arifjan

Australian general joins Soldiers, civilians at 'Desert Medic’ vaccine rodeo

September 10, 2021 — U.S. Army Central Command’s deputy commanding general for operations received his second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine dose during a visit to 3rd Medical Command’s Operation Med Spear vaccine event here, Aug. 16. MORE
Australian Army Maj. Gen. Christopher A. Field

1185th DDSB ‘Sentinels’ case colors ending nine-month deployment at Kuwaiti ports

September 8, 2021 — The “Sentinel” Soldiers of the Army Reserve’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania, based 1185th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion cased their unit colors ending their nine-month deployment during a ceremony at the Zone 1 Morale Welfare and Recreation Theater here, Aug 20. MORE

‘Desert Knights’ hold change of command at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

July 9, 2021 — The “Desert Knight” Soldiers of the 595th Transportation Brigade (SDDC), said farewell to their outgoing commander Col. Michael E. Ludwick and welcomed their new commander Col. Ricardo L. Sierra-Guzman during a July 6 change command ceremony at the camp’s Zone 1 gymnasium. MORE

1st TSC NCO deploys to support Afghanistan exit ops after receiving 2nd COVID-19 shot

June 7, 2021 — An Army Reserve noncommissioned officer deployed to support 1st Theater Sustainment Command's operational command post received her second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shot June 2, making her better qualified to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Army exit operations. MORE

'Desert Medics' restart COVID-19 vaccinations in CENTCOM footprint

May 13, 2021 — After a roughly one-month pause, the "Desert Medics" of the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) relaunched the COVID-19 vaccination effort for personnel deployed across U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. MORE
'Desert Medics' restart COVID-19 vaccinations in CENTCOM footprint

Polish ambassador to Kuwait tours 1st TSC's Camp Arifjan CTEF yard

April 22, 2021 — The deputy commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command hosted Polish Ambassador to Kuwait Pawel Lechowicz on an April 19 tour of the 1st TSC's yard of military vehicles designated for transfer to Iraqi security forces through the Counter-ISIS, Equipment and Training Fund. MORE
Polish ambassador to Kuwait tours 1st TSC's Camp Arifjan CTEF yard

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)

Army Reserve officers march 50 miles to honor Teddy Roosevelt, JFK for Presidents Day

February 18, 2021 — Two Army Reserve officers deployed here with the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) marched 50 miles in a Presidents Day homage to presidents Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. Lt. Col. Shane Cater, chief of the administrative law, contract and financial section, said he and Maj. Kyle “Dutch” Dietrich, a trial lawyer in the staff judge advocate section, began early Sunday morning and completed 41 miles before stopping until Monday morning. MORE

Partnerships and interoperability continue despite COVID-19 challenges

July 31, 2020 — Leaders from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 3rd Medical Command Forward and Kuwaiti Col. Dr. Raed Altajalli, liaison officer to Kuwait Ministry of Defense (KMOD) met to discuss future partnership opportunities at the Operational Command Post on July 20, 2020. MORE
CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT – Key leaders, (L to R) Kuwaiti Col. Dr. Raed Altajalli, liaison officer to Kuwait Ministry of Defense (KMOD), Col Simon Hamid, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, command surgeon, Command Sgt. Maj. George Luedtke, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Brig. Gen. Dianne Del Rosso, deputy commanding general, 1st TSC, 311th ESC, come together for a meeting on interoperability in medical cooperation between the U.S. and Kuwait at the Black Jack Conference Room in the Operational Command Post on July 20.  (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Manuel Quiros July 20, 2020)