By Sgt. Patience Okhuofu, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd ID PAJanuary 20, 2011
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - The 10th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion was inactivated at a ceremony held at the Tominac Fitness Center, Hunter Army Airfield on Jan 13. The inactivation ceremony is a time-honored ritual during which the company\'s colors are formally retired. The 10th Transportation Company was activated on 16 Oct. 2006 at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga and since its activation the unit has participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and most recently deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response following a devastating earthquake that injured and killed over 500,000 and left approximately 1,000,000 homeless. "The company has had three commanders since its activation here at Hunter Army Airfield and it is an honor to be the last commander of this great company said Capt. Stephen P. Lambe, commander, 10th Transportation Company. I was doing the math last night and discovered that almost 40 percent of their time here has been spent overseas whether in Kuwait, Iraq or Haiti." When asked how he feels seeing the unit being inactivated, Sergeant 1st Class Andrew Durant, first sergeant 10th Transportation Company, said "It is a bittersweet moment. I have been the first sergeant for 17 months and these Soldiers are Family. However, I believe my commander and I have trained these Soldiers well. We are proud of them and I know they are moving on to do greater things for the Army and for the country." "Ghost Riders can always be counted on said Lt. Col. Jimmy Brown, commander , 260th Quartermaster battalion. Since I assumed office as the commander of this battalion, I have always been proud of the professionalism and team spirit the company displayed when it comes to getting things done. It was an honor to have been a part of the 10th Transportation Company and I wish you all the very best." A majority of the Soldiers from the 10th Transportation Company will be going to other Army installations in the United States and across the globe. Some of them will remain here in 260th Quartermaster Battalion. Their equipment will be divided amongst units that are in need of them.