FORT DRUM, New York -- (Dec. 7, 2016) Soldiers of the 925th Contracting Battalion returned to Fort Drum, New York, and uncased their battalion colors during a ceremony in October signifying the completion of their deployment and return of the unit after yearlong deployment in Afghanistan."These Soldiers fought as they trained, and they fought well. I am immensely proud of each of them," said Lt. Col. Wyeth Anderson, the 925th CBN commander.During the deployment, the 925th CBN assumed command of the Regional Contracting Center-Afghanistan and provided contracting support to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, and other organizations in Afghanistan. The 925th CBN and RCC-Afghanistan's effort in the areas of operational contract support, customer service, innovative business protocols, and customer education facilitated CSTC-A, USFOR-A and SOJTF-A to build relationships.While deployed, members of the 925th CBN and RCC-Afghanistan executed more than 1,200 contract actions valued at more than $295 million while administering a contract portfolio valued at more than $18 billion. The battalion supported 12,000 U.S. and coalition forces operating at bases across Afghanistan. Support provided to the Afghan National Policy and Afghan National Army spread across all 34 provinces."By focusing on a strong business process and on facilitating strong relationships with supported units, the battalion was able to significantly reduce procurement lead time and improve the readiness of our customers by getting them the supplies and services they needed quickly," said Maj. Rickey Torres, the executive officer for the 925th CBN and MICC-Fort Drum.The 925th CBN and RCC-Afghanistan led the assumption of the contingency contracting administration services mission from the Defense Contract Management Agency. They assumed contract administration, quality assurance and property administration oversight responsibilities for the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program and other theater-wide support contracts valued in excess of $17 billion with more than 60,000 lines of government-owned, contractor-managed property. LOGCAP is a program administered by the Army to provide contingency support to augment the Army force structure."The dedicated and professional force of civilians, Soldiers and contractors that made up the 925th CBN and RCC-Afghanistan worked together 12 hours or more a day, seven days a week to ensure the mission was met," Torres said.The 925th CBN and MICC-Fort Drum provide cradle to grave contract support for supplies, services and construction in support of the Fort Drum garrison as well as the 10th Mountain Division and its supported elements. Fort Drum's ranges, training areas and facilities serve as an essential training platform for Reserve component forces and units of the New York Army National Guard. The 925th CBN and MICC-Fort Drum are subordinate to the 419th Contracting Support Brigade, North Carolina, that with another two brigades and a field directorate office make up the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.