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Expeditionary sustainment command first to deploy to Afghanistan.

In late February, the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Army Reserve, became the first expeditionary sustainment command to deploy to Afghanistan. More than 250 Soldiers from the command are providing logistics command and control and overseeing sustainment operations for Soldiers already in place and 30,000 additional troops scheduled to arrive in the theater by midsummer.

The 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), based in Orlando, Florida, previously deployed to Iraq as an expeditionary sustainment command and, before its 2007 transformation, as a transportation command. The unit, originally slated for duty in Kuwait, received word of its new mission while it prepared for the Kuwait deployment.

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Title Annotation:ALOG NEWS
Publication:Army Logistician
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9AFGH
Date:May 1, 2009
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