Members of the 642nd Regional Support Group, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Decatur, Ga., at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The 642nd RSG was awarded the Safety Excellence Award by the United Safety Council. U.S. Army photo.

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Mission accomplishment always comes first for the 642nd Regional Support Group. And when that mission is accomplished safely, without any major accidents or injuries, the whole unit deserves recognition.

When not deployed, the 642nd RSG, an Army Reserve unit from Decatur, Ga., belongs to the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Orlando, Fla. Every year, the 143rd ESC partners with the United Safety Council in Orlando to recommend a unit for a military unit award. The award is issued in January during the council's annual banquet.

This year, the 642nd was awarded the United Safety Council's Safety Excellence Award for the unit's outstanding safety record while deployed to Kuwait.

After assuming responsibility for deployment and redeployment operations in Kuwait on Aug. 11, 2011, the 642nd has mastered the progress of successful and well-organized deployment and redeployment tasks.

Since arriving in theater, the 642nd RSG has processed more than 89,000 Soldiers for Rest and Recuperation leave, 30,000 Soldiers redeploying from Kuwait, and supported the successful deployment and redeployment of 195,000 Soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 642nd RSG illustrates its accomplishments with the unit motto: dedicated to the fight, and responsive day and night.

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