41st Trans. Co. prepares to move to Fort Polk
October 13, 2010
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion's 41st Transportation Company has begun the necessary steps needed to complete a successful equipment move to their future duty location at Fort Polk, La., scheduled for early 2011.
"We are looking to try to get a majority of this done before the company redeploys so that they can focus on reintegration, family time and block leave. They have been hard at work for the last year, and we want to make sure that we can take as much work load off them as possible," said Capt. Terrance Flanagan, a native of Glastonbury, Conn., who works as the 41st Trans. Co. rear detachment commander.
More than 1,000 pieces of equipment will be moved across the globe to Louisiana. Currently the equipment is located in three different locations: Afghanistan, Grafenwoehr and Kaiserslautern. The initial step is to get the equipment in Grafenwoehr to Kaiserslautern. The 41st Trans. Co. equipment will then be inventoried, cleaned and shipped to Fort Polk. The majority of the Afghanistan equipment is being sent directly to Fort Polk.
"The entire year we have been working to reduce the foot print of the company by turning in excess equipment and buildings. This is now the final phase before the company completes its move to Fort Polk," said Staff Sgt. Sioualofa Mayville, a native of Pago Pago, American Samoa, who works as the 41st Trans. Co. supply sergeant.
"Creating a seamless and supported move for all the redeploying Soldiers of 41st Transportation Company has been a top priority for the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion," said 1st Lt. Alan Sawyer, a native of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., who works as the 18th CSSB supply officer in charge.