• William H. Rutherford III, 401st Army Field Support Brigade deputy to the commanding officer, looks on as Col. Mark Paget, commanding officer 401st AFSB, briefs Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and incoming commanding general for Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, on 401st missions Dec. 24. (Photo by Summer Barkley, 401st AFSB Public Affairs)

    401st AFSB briefs incoming JSC-A commander

    William H. Rutherford III, 401st Army Field Support Brigade deputy to the commanding officer, looks on as Col. Mark Paget, commanding officer 401st AFSB, briefs Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment...

  • Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, incoming commanding general for Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, looks at ordnance found in a vehicle by Spc. Patrick V. Claybaugh, 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Army Reserve unit from Coraopolis, Pa., Dec. 24. Looking on, from left, are Lt. Col. Todd W. Burnley, commander, AFSBn-Bagram, 401st AFSB, Staff Sgt. Ramon Delgado, Spc. Matthew W. Henderson and Claybaugh, all from the 316th ESC assigned to AFSBn-BAF. (Photo by Summer Barkley, 401st AFSB  Public Affairs)

    401st AFSB briefs incoming JSC-A commander

    Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, incoming commanding general for Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, looks at ordnance found in a vehicle by Spc. Patrick V. Claybaugh, 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Army Reserve unit...

  • William H. Rutherford III, 401st Army Field Support Brigade deputy to the commanding officer, looks on as Stephen J. Bartlett, AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade deputy support operations officer, briefs Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and incoming commanding general for Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, on battalion retrograde missions Dec. 24. (Photo by Summer Barkley, 401st AFSB Public Affairs)

    401st AFSB briefs incoming JSC-A commander

    William H. Rutherford III, 401st Army Field Support Brigade deputy to the commanding officer, looks on as Stephen J. Bartlett, AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade deputy support operations officer, briefs Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter...

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve unit headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters here Dec. 24 to learn more about 401st missions and meet some of the Soldiers, civilians and contractors who provide logistics support to Soldiers and selected Coalition forces across the battle space.

Carpenter will become the commanding general for Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan in early 2013 and will be involved in much of the planned drawdown of forces and equipment from theater.

The 401st AFSB is charged with the retrograde of theater provided equipment valued at more than $17 billion. The 401st and JSC-A are part of a "retrograde partnership" that will focus on retrograde and transportation of equipment from theater while still maintaining equipment used by troops on a daily basis.

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