Archive: 3rd ESC

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  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • Colorado Soldiers Recognizes Their Own

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Members of the Denver, Colo., based 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion gathered outside their company headquarters to recognize eight Soldiers during a promotion and awards ceremony here on March 6.

  • Female Soldier pushes herself and others

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Spc. Patricia Mathis, 506th Quartermaster Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, pushes her body past its limits to run in marathons and to compete in physically challenging events like the recent "Sustainer Challenger" at Joint Base Balad, March 18 to 19.

  • From Chunk to Hunk

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Spc. Eric Mickelson, from Madison, Wis., of the 602nd Maintenance Company from Fort Hood, Texas, has been struggling with his weight and the Army physical fitness test since Jan. 2006.

  • Eagles' pay for the troops

    Apr 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq -- Delta Detachment, 101st Financial Management Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, out of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) of Fort Campbell, Ky., has led the way providing financial support in the Baghdad area: Forward Operating Bases Victory and Liberty.

  • Unsung heroes keep Soldiers moving in Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    There's an Army standard, then there's the Highlander standard. For the mechanics of the 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, an Army National Guard unit from Spokane, Wash., keeping vehicles on roads for their perspective companies is their only purpose and they fulfill it with near perfection

  • Hotel Company, 1-161 Infantry Soldiers' maiden voyage to Scania.

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA - "You see the lights up ahead' That's Scania," said Sgt. 1st Class Elwin Farnsworth to an obviously impatient and haggard crew.

  • Sustainers welcome 63rd RRC to JBB

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) welcomed 98 Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Readiness Command to their ranks here, March 20.

  • West Texas Meets Middle-East

    Apr 6, 2009

    AL ANBAR, Iraq - The Texas Army National Guard engaged the Iraqi Army - not on the battlefield, but on a poolside patio here, March 29. The Lubbock, Texas based 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment "Task Force Avalanche" hosted members of the 7th Iraqi Infantry Division to a Texas style barbecue topped-off with country music and electrical flares.

  • Shaykh gets down to business

    Apr 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Sheik Shehab Ahmed Saleh Al-tmime has been running a non-tactical vehicle business on Joint Base Balad since August 2008. The business provides local nationals with jobs while providing a service to service members on base.

  • Transportation Soldiers use construction skills

    Apr 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Transportation Soldiers here have learned to take frequent moves in stride by using the opportunity to improve their wood-working, construction and painting skills.

  • Graf's 23rd Ordnance Company accomplishes Ammo mission

    Apr 2, 2009

    In November 2008, the 23rd Ordnance Company from Grafenwoehr, Germany, commanded by Capt. George Nix, arrived in theater and took over operations at the ammunition corps storage area here from the 8th Ordnance Company. The unit has received praise since assuming mission as evidenced by the distribution of brigade coins by the 304th Sustainment Brigade Commander, Lt. Col. Norman B. Green.

  • On top of their game

    Apr 2, 2009

    Of all the support personnel who work to ensure the success of each convoy security patrol, the ones that are "on top of their game" at all times, but hope they are never needed are the medics.

  • Kansas Guard Soldiers conduct "Read Iraq" at Al Habib School

    Apr 1, 2009

    On March 3, two Sustainment Soldiers visited Al Habib School in Muthanna Province as readers with the "Read Iraq," as part of the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Affairs program.

  • 3d Sustainment Command-Wired for Safety

    Apr 1, 2009

    In March 2009, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) G7 Engineers, working with base contractors, completed the rewiring of their headquarters for the electrical safety of Sustainers here.

  • Speicher Transporters train to stay safe

    Apr 1, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 233rd Transportation Company, from Fort Knox, Ky., conducts a two-to four-day safety stand down every three months to enforce safety standards both on base and on the roads of Iraq.

  • Sustainer becomes American Citizen

    Mar 31, 2009

    Spc. Fatima Benasser, an interpreter and translator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took the oath of citizenship in a naturalization ceremony at Al Faw Palace, Camp Liberty on March 3.

  • Sustainer awarded MNC-I DSARC of the year

    Mar 31, 2009

    In February, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s deployed sexual assault response coordinator was selected as the Multi-National Corps - Iraq's DSARC of the year for her role in assisting Soldiers who have been victims of sexual assault.

  • An Army-Issued Marriage

    Mar 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Since 2001, multiple deployments have put a strain on Army Families, and two-Soldier marriages are no different.

  • Safety Awareness raised at local Iraqi elementary school

    Mar 31, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Affairs Team and the 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment visited Al Nwares Elementary School in Dhi Qar province, March 11.

  • Army repositions Soldiers from Iraq to Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 100th Brigade Support Battalion here was repositioned to southern Afghanistan on March 28, where they will provide sustainment and distribution support to Coalition forces.

  • Safety is key when conducting combatives

    Mar 25, 2009

    Many 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers are learning modern Army combatives and other combative techniques as part of their training in Iraq today.

  • 8 Airmen assist and advise 11 fuel farms in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2009

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s Air Force Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Detachment here provides assistance and advice to the Army's command and conducts staff assistance visits to support operations at fuel sites across Iraq.

  • Sustainer teammates receive citizenship

    Mar 21, 2009

    Two Soldiers - Spc. Hugo Murguia and Cpl. Juan Villegas from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment, 287th Sustainment Brigade - became naturalized United States citizens during a ceremony at Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Iraq, March 3.

  • 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosts Sustainer Challenge

    Mar 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from across Iraq gathered here March 18-19 to compete in the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s Sustainer Challenge competition, a team-based event designed to test the limits of physical endurance, combat skills and team spirit.

  • Sustainers host Sex Signals play to combat sexual assault

    Mar 21, 2009

    Sex Signals, a multi-media play tackling issues about dating, sex and consent will be performed for Soldiers and Airmen at Holt stadium here as part of a larger theater-wide tour March 9 at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

  • Department of State Holds Joint Exercise with COB Adder Commands

    Mar 21, 2009

    On Saturday, Feb. 28, the Tallil, Iraq, Regional Security Office, an element of the U.S. Department of State, conducted a Joint Training Exercise with Department of Defense personnel on Contingency Operating Base Adder.

  • Frocking Ceremony

    Mar 17, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer, command sergeant major, 16th Sustainment Brigade, welcomes incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny Godbee, command sergeant major, 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., into the fold during a frocking ceremony in the brigade's tactical operations center at Contingency Operating Base Q-West March 13, 2009.

  • For Families

    Mar 15, 2009

  • Job Well Done

    Mar 15, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - (From left to right) Brig. Gen. Lally, commander, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), visited the troops at the Liberty Supply Support Activity on Mar. 2, and presented coins of excellence to Pfc. Edwin Burgos, a Brooklyn, N.Y. native, Pfc. Daniel Leal from Laredo, Texas and Pfc. Tiffany Levys from Gainsville Fla. These Soldiers, all Automated Logistical Specialists, directly contributed to the success of the SSA mission in theater and were recognized for doing an outstanding job. The Liberty SSA is operated by Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade with a platoon from the 503rd Maintenance Company, and provides multi-class support to more than 500 customers within the Multi-National Division - Baghdad footprint. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Richard Fontenette, HHC, 553rd CSSB, 10th SBDE)

  • Building New Friendships

    Mar 15, 2009

  • Sustainer, New U.S. citizen has interesting story

    Mar 14, 2009

    For Spc. Adriana Chung of Alpha Company, 636th Brigade Support Battalion (A/636 BSB), becoming an American citizen is extremely exciting. Her story, however, is not one you would expect.

  • A Soldier's Duty: Knowledge Is Power

    Mar 14, 2009

    Sgt. Jacob Weigel, of Golden, Colo., lends his expertise in the classroom teaching Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) at the Blackjack Education Center in order to help fellow Soldiers improve their GT score.

  • Second green safety streamer bestowed

    Mar 14, 2009

    Col. Martin Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, awarded the brigade's second safety streamer to Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., during a battalion formation here Feb. 17.

  • Military brat has Army, Fort Knox running through his veins

    Mar 14, 2009

    For some service members, joining the military was just an option, but for Sgt. Gregory Gayfield Jr., the military is something he just can't seem to escape.

  • Then and Now: Soldier Returns to Iraq, finds improvement on the ground

    Mar 14, 2009

    They say that old soldiers never die, they just fade away. Well, Sgt. First Class Gordon Ross, a 44 year-old native of North Bend, WA, has no intention of fading away any time soon. In fact, he says he is just getting started. An Army Ranger and veteran of Operation Just Cause (Invasion of Panama), Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 and now Operation Iraqi Freedom 9-10; Ross has seen a lot more than most of his fellow soldiers in his twenty two year Army career.

  • Transporters train to stay safe

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 233rd Transportation Company, from Fort Knox, Ky., conducts a two-to four-day safety stand down every three months to enforce safety standards both on base and on the roads of Iraq.

  • The Strong and Ready Warrior

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 304th Sustainment Brigade out of Riverside, Calif., arrived in theatre in November 2008. It was the Brigade Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Norman Green's intent to ensure that all of his Soldiers were fully engaged and had something significant to show at the end of the deployment that enhanced their lives, health, and well being which would continue to enable the warfighter.

  • Sustainers compete for the 3d ESC NCO/Soldier of the Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Sgt. Kellyn L. Furgiuele and Pfc. Christina R. Disano competed here, Feb 20, with eight other candidates from across the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) earning the titles of the 3d ESC Noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Quarter.

  • Northern unit serves as 'gatekeepers'

    Mar 13, 2009

    Since March 2008, the mission of the 609th Movement Control Team's at Habur Gate is to ensure supplies get to their destination in a timely manner.

  • Sustainers train extensively to safely drive MRAPs

    Mar 9, 2009

    The Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle is used by many 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers during convoy operations in Iraq today.

  • Major CAB complications

    Mar 9, 2009

    Maj. Chad M. Nangle, the G-3 chief of future operations for the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Austin, Minn., native, received his combat action badge on Joint Base Balad four years after the event that earned him the award.

  • Power Lifting Qwest

    Mar 9, 2009

    Spc. Joseph Zimmerman, Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, attempts to dead-lift 551 pounds during the Q-West Powerlifting Quest 1000 at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq, Feb. 15. Zimmerman, 225 pounds, won the pound-for-pound heavyweight award by lifting 1,411 pounds in three events - the deadlift, bench press and back squat.

  • ER Team practices response drills

    Mar 7, 2009

    The Joint Base Balad Emergency Response Team and Army postal service workers conducted training response drills to suspicious substances discovered in packages at the Joint Military Mail Terminal here Feb. 5-6.

  • Iraqis invest in future at Balad economic seminar

    Mar 7, 2009

    Coalition forces and members of the Balad Provincial Reconstruction Team hosted the first Iraqi banking and finance conference here for Iraqi business investors, future entrepreneurs and local government leaders Tuesday.

  • More ESC News!

    Mar 6, 2009

  • Our Units

    Mar 6, 2009

  • Q-West officials hold job fair for Iraqis

    Mar 5, 2009

    Officials here held a job fair Feb. 23 to encourage more Iraqis to take jobs on the base.

  • U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-4 visits Sustainers in Iraq

    Mar 3, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mitchell Stevenson, the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-4 visited 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) logistics operations here to assess theater operations throughout Iraq, Feb. 18.

  • 3d ESC hosts first human resources conference in Iraq

    Feb 28, 2009

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), G1 human resources staff section hosted the first human resources conference for its subordinate brigades' human resources professionals here, Feb. 12.

  • Sustainers Practice Safety while they play

    Feb 28, 2009

    According to the safety director here, 17 Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade reported sports-related injuries in January, making it the number one safety issue here.

  • Soldiers train and prepare for Sustainer Challenge

    Feb 28, 2009

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is scheduled to host a Sustainer Challenge here March 18-19.

  • Soldiers and Airmen build ship-like guard shack to bring the sea life to land

    Feb 28, 2009

    Soldiers and Sailors of Alpha Battery 2nd Battalion, Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Joint Intercept Battery, Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar have undertaken a special construction project aimed at boosting joint morale.

  • Soldiers protect themselves from skin cancer

    Feb 28, 2009

    The supply sergeant from the 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion ensures Soldiers are protected from the hot Iraqi sun by having a supply of sun block for every Soldier in the unit since arriving at here in August 2008.

  • Soldiers to field-test new lumbar supports

    Feb 28, 2009

    Army-issued back support systems for Soldiers riding in tactical vehicles may soon be field-tested by several 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) units across theater.

  • The M2 .50 cal: Over 80 years of service and counting

    Feb 28, 2009

    The M2 .50 cal machine gun is used by many 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers during convoy operations in Iraq today.

  • Three Soldiers Help Secure Streets of Iraq

    Feb 28, 2009

    Three Soldiers may complain about the traffic back home, but while pulling convoy security and driving down the dusty roads of Iraq during their year-long deployment traffic doesn't seem to faze them.

  • 3rd ESC Commanding General

    Feb 24, 2009

  • Lt. Gen. Stevenson Promotes Army Reserve Officer to Lt. Col.

    Feb 24, 2009

    During his visit of the 287th Sustainment Brigade (SB) at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Feb. 20, Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff G4, promoted Maj. Nathaniel Shropshire, Jr., 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) Executive Officer, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

  • General visits California Guardsmen

    Feb 24, 2009

    Maj. Gen. William H. Wade II, California Adjutant General, visited Soldiers of the 1-185th Armor Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, Feb. 18-19.

  • Kansas Guard partners with Iraqi Trucking Co.

    Feb 24, 2009

    Kansas National Guardsmen are partnering with a local Iraqi trucking company to help build the Iraqi economy here over the next two years.

  • Brigadier General Michael J. Lally

    Feb 23, 2009

  • 10,000th MRAP fielded in Iraq

    Feb 22, 2009

    A team of Soldiers, civilians and contractors gathered Feb. 20 at the Victory Base Complex to celebrate fielding the 10,000th Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle.

  • Visit to Iraqi Army Maintenance Yard

    Feb 20, 2009

    Iraqi Soldiers clean up a storage yard in the Taji Wheel Level Three Maintenance facility on the Iraqi operated side of Camp Taji, Iraq on Feb. 12.

  • Sustainer Hopes to Return Home U.S. Citizen

    Feb 20, 2009

    While on his deployment to northern Iraq, a Calif. National Guard Soldier hopes to gain his naturalized citizenship.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Hawaii Soldiers take part in "Great Aloha Run"

    Feb 18, 2009

    As some 20,000 runners hit the streets for the 2009 Hawaii Telcom Great Aloha Run here at sunrise Monday, more than 2,500 troops, running as the "Sounds of Freedom," demonstrated their cadences and esprit de corps.

  • Kansas Guard partners with Iraqi Trucking company

    Feb 14, 2009

    Kansas National Guardsmen are partnering with a local Iraqi trucking company to help build the Iraqi economy here over the next two years.

  • Texas Artillery Color

    Feb 13, 2009

    The Texas Army National Guard 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment from El Paso, Texas received the Operation Iraq Freedom campaign streamer during a ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Adder on Jan. 17.

  • Sustainers establish partnership with Kirkush military

    Feb 12, 2009

    Col. Mohammed Saleh Mahdy, Kirkush Regional Maintenance Company commander met at Kirkush Military Training Base with Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, the 304th Sustainment Brigade commander out of Riverside, Calif., and Lt. Col. Brent D. Bush, 100th Brigade Support Battalion commander out of Houston, Texas, to discuss the proposed authorized stockage list for the M1114 humvee Jan. 27.

  • Iraqi Railroad rolls back into Taji

    Feb 12, 2009

    Iraqi national distribution capability took a big step forward Tuesday as the Iraqi Railroad successfully picked up cargo from Iraqi Transportation Network trucks at Camp Taji and moved it to the Port of Umm Qasr.

  • Army and Air Force work together to prevent sexual assault

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers and Airmen participated in the first joint unit victim advocate class on Joint Base Balad to teach UVAs sexual assault response policies; victim's reporting options; critical advocacy skills; healthcare management of sexual assault; investigative and criminal justice processes and victimology Jan. 31.

  • Soldiers partner to deliver wire, contribute to safe elections

    Feb 10, 2009

    Iraq- Within 24 hours, several units from the 16th Sustainment Brigade delivered 36,000 meters of concertina wire, or the length of about 394 football fields, to Iraqi Security Forces at Forward Operating Base Marez on Jan. 25.

  • LNOs keeps wounded warriors, units connected

    Feb 10, 2009

    Medical emergencies can occur to service members anytime, anywhere on a battlefield because of acts of violence, accidents or illness. As a result, service members are transported to any medical center located throughout Iraq for medical attention. While service members are receiving medical care, someone has to be responsible for making sure that they receive whatever they may need. For the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), that someone is its hospital liaisons officers (LNO).