87th CSSB supports fellow Soldiers
August 5, 2009
<b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </B> Fort Stewart, Ga. is comprised of five different brigades, each of which is fully functional and capable of accomplishing the mission no matter the task. If one brigade sees anopportunity to help out fellow Soldiers in other brigades, they take the initiative to do so.
This is precisely what the Soldiers in the 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade are doing while 1st Brigade Combat Team begins Raider Focus.
Raider Focus is a monthlong training performed by the 1 HBCT in order to stay proficient in their tasks and drills. During this training, the Soldiers from the 632nd Maintenance Company, 226th Quartermaster Company, and the 24th Ordnance Company, all part of the 87th CSSB, 3rd Sustainment Bde., is providing bulk and potable water, fuel, medical supplies and other general logistical support to the Raider Soldiers.
Aca,!A"(The 1HBCT) needs to focus on the mission at hand, whatever it may be, and weAca,!a,,cre here to provide support, just like we would in theater, providing support to anyone that needs it,Aca,!A? said Sgt. Jason Manwarren, 632nd Maint. Co. and convoy commander for the mission.
Aca,!A"This is something weAca,!a,,cve picked up by supporting the (2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team) and now we are supporting 1st Brigade as well. We are doing things that they canAca,!a,,ct do for themselves as easily as we can. (The 3rd Sustainment Bde.) is a support unit, and I think people are just starting to realize that.Aca,!A?
Back in May, Soldiers from the 87th CSSB supported 2HBCT during Spartan Focus, and they were moved throughout the base and reached 1HBCT in time for their misson, said Sgt. Manwarren.
Aca,!A"They all like what we do,Aca,!A? said Sgt. Manwarren. Aca,!A"The 2nd BCT liked it, and I know that 1st BCT really appreciates our help. ThatAca,!a,,cs what weAca,!a,,cre here for. WeAca,!a,,cre getting out there to do what we can to help everyone.Aca,!A?
The 3rd Sustainment Bde. and its subordinate battalions are well-equipped to handle this type of mission, said Spc. Christopher Pass, 632nd Maint. Co.
The battalion has most of its own equipment and Soldiers that are trained and adept in these tasks.
Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre in the 3rd Sustainment Bde., and we help out anyone in need,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"We give them that extra support for the Soldiers.Aca,!A?
Specialist Richard Stringfellow, 632nd Maint. Co., echoed those sentiments by praising his team and the great work they accomplish.
Aca,!A"Of course weAca,!a,,cre the best support battalion, thatAca,!a,,cs what we do,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre just that good. They like what we do and we do it well.Aca,!A?