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‘Spears Ready’ Soldiers complete 18.6-mile Norwegian Foot March

November 19, 2021 — CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — More than 20 Soldiers assigned to the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, based 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command completed an 18.6-mile Norwegian Foot March here, Nov. 13, 2021. The Soldiers have been deployed since August serving in support of 1st Theater Sustainment Command. The Fort Knox, Kentucky, based unit is responsible for sustainment operations throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. MORE
Soldiers talk before a march

‘Spears Ready’ staff sergeant reflects on Native American heritage

November 19, 2021 — CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — A Soldier descended from the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation of Indians, deployed here with the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, based 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, reflected on her cultural and military roots for this year’s Native American Heritage observance. “I’m proud to say I’m Native American,” said Staff Sgt. Jassmine J. Thornton. “I feel like if I had to live my life on a reservation I would fit perfectly.” MORE
Staff Sgt. Thornton and her father

1100th TASMG facilitates 82nd CAB retrograde

November 19, 2021 — PORT OF SHUAIBA, Kuwait — The Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, based 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group oversaw the preparations for the retrograde of more than 30 aircraft here, Nov. 7-12, 2021. The AH-64E Apache, UH-60M Black Hawk, and CH-47F Chinook helicopters are assigned to the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, based 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. The Soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan to support base closures and the U.S. military’s exit from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. MORE
Soldiers and helicopter

First Team security specialist continues with lifetime of service

November 9, 2021 — As a cadet in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Program this Cincinnati native learned discipline and self-pride. Ramon Turner Sr., security specialist, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, participated in the program from age 13-17, and after earning the rank of petty officer 1st class and spending many summers training and serving aboard Naval and Marine bases, grew a desire to become a U.S. Marine. MORE
civilian employee and daughter

‘Spears Ready’ sergeant publishes Cuban-Argentinian cookbook

November 9, 2021 — Sgt. Naslie I. Hutchins’ favorite memories from childhood were created in her grandma Isabel’s kitchen. MORE
Sgt. Naslie I. Hutchins, a human resources specialist assigned to the Fort Bragg, N.C., based 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, poses with some of the graphic designs she created for a cookbook she independently published on Oct. 24, 2021, from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The Soldier said she wrote the cookbook to both honor her Hispanic heritage and to preserve it for her sons.

266th FISC brings counter threat finance techniques to the enemy

November 3, 2021 — Financial management technicians deployed here with the 266th Finance Support Center are employing cutting-edge counterterrorism techniques to provide commanders new avenues through which to combat their adversaries. MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Willie J. Cole, the senior enlisted advisor for the Kaiserslautern, Germany, based 266th Finance Support Center, discusses a main point in a training session on international money laundering at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 16, 2021. The 266th FISC was selected to pilot the introduction of counter threat finance techniques into the Army’s conventional forces. Soldiers assigned to the 266th FISC create financial profiles, perform suspicious activity report reviews, conduct commodity flow analyses and execute financial document exploitation—tasks that provide commanders with a greater understanding of the financial underpinnings of adversarial groups.

First Team Soldiers participate in winter safety training

November 2, 2021 — FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Soldiers from 1st Theater Sustainment Command finished off the month of October with winter and holiday season safety training designed to remind them of hazards they might encounter during the winter months here. On Oct. 29, small groups of Soldiers and Civilians moved through five separate training stations throughout the morning and finished with a barbeque lunch provided by the 1st TSC’s Special Troops Battalion. MORE
civilian with extension ladder

Army watercraft engineer reflects on his Native American heritage

November 1, 2021 — A Soldier with the Nuumu (Paiute) and Newe (Shoshone) people, deployed here with the 401st Army Field Support Battalion, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, reflected on his cultural and military roots for this year’s Native American Heritage observance. MORE
Sgt. 1st Class James R. Redner, an Army watercraft engineer assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, stands near the docks at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, on Oct. 12, 21. The 17-year veteran has served all over the world, but never wants to forget about his cultural heritage with the Nuumu (Paiute) and Newe (Shoshone) people in Bishop, Calif.

Soldiers achieve ACFT successes through training, building mental toughness

October 28, 2021 — Two financial management technicians deployed here with the Kaiserslautern, Germany, based 266th Finance Support Center have overcome their fears about the Army Combat Fitness Test through dedicated training in their personal time. MORE
Staff Sgt. Supitcha Wiriyaskunpan, a financial management technician deployed with the Kaiserslautern, Germany, based 266th Finance Support Center, completes a leg tuck at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Oct. 23, 2021. The Bangkok, Thailand, native has gone from not being able to complete one leg tuck to performing ten leg tucks in a row thanks to taking it upon herself to incorporate CrossFit into her routine five days a week during her personal time.

1st TSC Soldier crowned Ms. Kentucky 2022

October 27, 2021 — A Soldier serving in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was recently crowned United States of America Ms. Kentucky 2022 at a pageant held Oct. 24 in Tifton, Georgia. Master Sgt. Diana D. Layne, executive assistant for the command sergeant major of the 1st TSC, officially received her crown at the USOA Georgia pageant, because Kentucky did not hold an in-person pageant due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions. MORE
Soldier crowned USOA Ms. Kentucky 2022

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