‘Legionnaires’ to support Operation Inherent Resolve

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, wait in formation Sept. 13, before being honored during their deployment ceremony. The 536th SMC is deploying to Iraq for nine months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ian Ives, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs /Released)

Story and photo by
Sgt. Ian Ives
25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Soldiers of the 536th Support Maintenance Company (Legionnaires), 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, were honored at a ceremony, Sept. 13, prior to their nine-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Operation Inherent Resolve, or OIR, is a combined joint task force operation to work with regional partners to militarily defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and to increase regional stability.
The Legionnaires will be tasked with providing maintenance support to units operating in the U.S. Army Central Command area of responsibility, to include those participating in OIR.

To prepare for this upcoming mission the company has trained relentlessly on its pre-deployment tasks for the past seven months.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division, gives words of encouragement to the Soldiers of the 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, before they leave on their deployment. The 536th SMC is deploying to Iraq for nine months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ian Ives, 25th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs /Released)

“The team has sacrificed hundreds – probably more along the lines of thousands of man-hours – in preparation for this deployment,” said Lt. Col. David J. Young, 524th CSSB commander during the deployment ceremony.

“Personal training, equipment preparation and movement, multiple deployment facility operations, and vessel loading, just to name a few,” were things Legionnaires prepared on, he said.

After 536th SMC Soldiers accomplish their nine-month mission, they are expected to return in the summer 2018.

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