FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Thirty one members of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support Unit who recently returned from deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, were honored at a "Welcome Home Warrior Citizens" ceremony April 24 at the Essayon Theater here. One Soldier was also honored for his support to the Republic of Georgia.

The ceremony was designed to provide the Soldiers with tangible recognition for their support to the Global War on Terrorism. Maj. Gen. James Eggleton, commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Command, presented the Soldiers, including the unit's commander, Col. Bobby Claiborne who served in Kuwait, with a certificate of appreciation, a Welcome Home Warrior flag, a Soldier coin, a Soldier and spouse lapel pin set and an American flag encased in a wooden display box and engraved with the following: "Warrior Citizen. In appreciation for your faithful military service. Your selfless sacrifice and excellent performance of duty is reflective of the Army's Warrior Ethos.Your patriotic service as a true Warrior Citizen will never be forgotten."

Ronald Adolphi, the USAR ambassador who spoke on behalf of Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, presented each Soldier with an ambassador's coin.

"I am extremely proud of the members of our unit and the significant role they play in ensuring warfighters get what they need, when they need it," said Claiborne.

The LSU is an element of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command and consists of approximately 66 Army reservists who can rapidly deploy in support of any contingency to serve as the interface between theater commanders and LOGCAP to ensure warfighters get the supplies and services they need. LSU Soldiers facilitate LOGCAP support for Joint, Combined, Interagency, and Multinational Forces engaged in global operations and train units and staffs on how to effectively use LOGCAP. The LSU has mobilized and deployed more than 245 percent of its Soldiers since Sept. 11, 2001, according to the unit.

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