1st Theater Sustainment Command


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‘You never know who’s looking at you, when’

December 2, 2021 — If you’ve eaten at the Zone 2 dining facility here, chances are you’ve received a fist bump from Sgt. 1st Class Patrick W. Gowan. The culinary specialist, a Reserve Soldier attached to the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, deployed here in March with the Los Angeles, California, based 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command. MORE
SFC Gowan

1st TSC command chaplain celebrates heritage with wood working hobby

December 1, 2021 — He celebrates his heritage crafting ornaments and other items out of wood. His love for his craft and culture entwines with his service to God and country. Chaplain (Col.) Douglas Swift, command chaplain, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, began learning about wood working when he was very young. Just as he progressed throughout his military career, he’s also become more refined in his craft. MORE
Fowler Hall in wood

Why I serve: ‘The most rewarding part of the job has been the job of an NCO’

November 30, 2021 — Sgt. Catherine E. Spruill knew she wanted to be a part of the military before she attended kindergarten. “I always said I want to marry somebody in the military—because both of my parents were in the military and I liked the lifestyle of just always having that family feeling—and my dad was like, ‘you don’t have to marry somebody in the military, you can be in the military,’” the Merritt, North Carolina native said. “I was like ‘oh, I didn’t know that was possible,’ you know, as a little five year old, and so it was kind of always just a plan of mine.” MORE
Soldier with parents

‘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

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