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STAND-TO! Edition: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today's Focus:

8th Theater Sustainment Command

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"What a difference it makes to have a Soldier get off the plane and to have people there to say, 'Welcome home.'"

- Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army, whose son recently earned Rest and Recuperation leave, mirrors his understanding of the uplift servicemembers experience when a person acknowledges their service through various acts of kindness, including but not limited to verbal appreciation. He joined several hundred supporters at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Jan. 11, to welcome home the Rest and Recuperation flight of the one millionth servicemember.

CSA helps commemorate 1 millionth R&R flier

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"It's a very warm and welcoming environment to come back to. This environment kind of drives you on - like 'I can pull through this, I'm doing something good… I couldn't do it without this environment. Everybody has their reasons for joining - I don't care what your reason is - just having to know someone appreciates what you're doing means a lot."

- Spc. Dale Newcomb of 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, showing his appreciation for the words of encouragement, received at the airports on his returns to the U.S. from various deployments, which he believes, helps him to continue to serve.

CSA helps commemorate 1 millionth R&R flier

CALENDAR

2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

2011: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

January:

Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Remember! Celebrate! Act! A day On...Not A Day Off

February :

African American History Month

Congressional Budget Hearings


Feb 1-7: National Patient Recognition Week

Feb 23- 25: AUSA Winter Symposium

TODAY'S FOCUS

8th Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii

What is it?

The 8th TSC is a complex organization of approximately 5,000 Soldiers with sustainment responsibilities spanning the Pacific Command area of responsibility (PACOM AOR). Major subordinate commands on Oahu are: the 8th Military Police Brigade, 130th Engineer Brigade and 45th Sustainment Brigade located on Schofield Barracks. Additionally, the 10th Support Group located in Okinawa, Japan, executes logistics operations under the direction of the 8th TSC. 8th TSC units and Soldiers support the warfight, sustain the Army in the Pacific and are a benefit to their communities. The unit website is 8th Theater Sustainment Command

What has the Army done?

The Army established the 8th Theater Sustainment Command as the Senior Army Logistics Command in the PACOM AOR, command and control all assigned, attached and operational control (OPCON) units; train, equip and tailor forces, as required; plan and generate expeditionary combat support/combat service support (CS/CSS) capability; provide timely and robust support of joint and combined forces across the full-spectrum of military operations in order to maintain peace and stability, deter aggression, and fight and win in the Pacific AOR.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?

The 8th Theater Sustainment Command functions as a fully-capable and relevant theater enabling command integrating multi-functional skill sets across the Pacific Theater while continuing to support overseas contingency operations with trained and ready forces. As a credible enabler with an expanding mission set in a complex environment, we must continue training technically and tactically adaptive leaders to successfully execute the mission safely and autonomously.

Why is this important to the Army?

The PACOM AOR covers more than half the world's surface including areas of historic and current interest to the Army, and indeed to the entire world. The 8th TSC is more than a Sustainment Command. In addition to our logisticians, our engineers and military police Soldiers are trained and ready, and competent in their professions. We have deployed 16 company-sized to brigade-sized units to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Our Forward Command Post has deployed to Japan in support of multiple exercises, demonstrating our theater-wide reach.

Resource:

8th Theater Sustainment Command

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