142nd uncases colors, marks mission complete
Staff Sgt. Casey J. McGeorge,
15th Sustainment Bde. Public Affairs:
The 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, uncased the unit colors in a ceremony on the 212th Fires Brigade Field in a ceremony July 19, marking the completion of their recent deployment to Afghanistan.
“This event is the final chapter of the incredible logistics accomplishments the battalion achieved in the most challenging terrain, executing daily missions in extreme weather conditions, while facing an unforgiving enemy,” said Lt. Col. Jose E. Solis, commander of the 142nd “Mavericks.”
The ceremony also marked the first time in more than a year that the entire battalion has been together at the same time. Almost each individual company has been deployed at different times to different locations over the last year.
While deployed, the battalion supported both the 101st Sustainment Brigade and the 10th Sustainment Brigade during their 12 months in Afghanistan.
“The 142nd has provided nothing but outstanding support to more than 20,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians,” said Col. James Ryan, commander of the 15th SB. “Their accomplishments will not go unnoticed.”
The leadership also took the time to acknowledge the families of the 142nd for the support provided to their loved ones during the deployment.
“We want to thank the families for all their support during the deployment,” said Ryan. “Without you being the foundation, they could not have done their mission.”
After returning home, the battalion conducted reintegration training for its Soldiers, as well as receiving its equipment from the theater of operations. With that task complete, the battalion is already focused on the mission ahead.
“Because our mission never stops, we are already engaged supporting both the 15th SB and the Fort Bliss mission,” said Solis. “We look forward to the challenges ahead.”
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