Human Resource Soldiers return to Hawaii from 9-month deployment

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Family members eagerly await the arrival of their Soldiers April 13 during a redeployment ceremony for the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center at Fort Shafter. During its deployment, the 8th HRSC provided comprehensive and expert theater-level human resource support to Joint and Multinational Forces deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Behlin)

Family members eagerly await the arrival of their Soldiers, April 13, during a redeployment ceremony for the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center at Fort Shafter. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Behlin)

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Maj. Lindsey Elder
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii – Forty seven Soldiers from the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, redeployed from supporting missions in Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan in support of U.S. Army Central Command’s area of Operation on April 13, 2018.

In what could probably be the happiest Friday the 13th event imaginable, Soldiers were welcomed by more than a hundred family members, friends and command leadership to close out a mission that has kept them apart for the last 9 months.

A brother and sister wait in anticipation for their dad to return from deployment with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center during a redeployment ceremony held on Fort Shafter April 13. The 8th HRSC conducted a 9-month mission in the U.S. Army Central CommandÕs area of Operation supporting the human resource needs across the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Wynn Hoke)

A brother and sister wait in anticipation for their dad to return from deployment with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center during a redeployment ceremony held on Fort Shafter, April 13. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Wynn Hoke)

Col. Douglas Vallejo, the deputy commander of the 8th TSC, thanked the Soldiers and family members of the 8th HRSC for their dedication to duty and service to our nation, and the professionalism with which they supported service members across the region.

“Five divisions of various specialties and areas of concentration make up the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, and though it may look small on the surface, the level of impact that they have and demonstrated in the theater is far from minor.

“Providing guidance and oversight to theater leadership on personnel accountability, casualty operations and postal operations are just a few of the things that this formation does for our Army, and let me be the first to tell you, they are extremely good at what they do.”

As the fourth deployment for the unit since its creation in 2006, the 8th HRSC coordinates, integrates and synchronizes personnel accountability and strength reporting, casualty reporting, Army postal operations and reception staging and onward movement tracking and analysis throughout the theater. The specialized unit is one of only five HRSCs in the total Army.

As part of the regular rotation of forces to support this important mission, the 8th HRSC was replaced by the 310th HRSC, one of two HRSCs in the U.S. Army Reserve Component.

Members of the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center returned from a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of operations April 13. During its deployment, the 8th HRSC provided comprehensive and expert theater-level human resource support to Joint and Multinational Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Behlin)

Members of the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center returned from a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of operations April 13. During its deployment, the 8th HRSC provided comprehensive and expert theater-level human resource support to Joint and Multinational Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Behlin)

 

Soldiers of the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, stand ready in formation during their welcome home ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, April 13. The 8th HRSC returned after a 9-month deployment in support of U.S. Army Central CommandÕs area of Operation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Wynn Hoke)

Soldiers of the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, stand ready in formation during their welcome home ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, April 13. The 8th HRSC returned after a 9-month deployment in support of U.S. Army Central CommandÕs area of Operation. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Wynn Hoke)

A Soldier of the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center embraces a loved one following a redeployment ceremony held on Fort Shafter April 13. The 8th HRSC conducted a 9-month mission in the U.S. Army Central CommandÕs area of Operation supporting the human resource needs across the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Wynn Hoke)

A Soldier of the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center embraces a loved one following a redeployment ceremony held on Fort Shafter April 13. The 8th HRSC conducted a 9-month mission in the U.S. Army Central CommandÕs area of Operation supporting the human resource needs across the region. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Wynn Hoke)

A Soldier with the 8th Human Resources Support Center greets his family during a redeployment ceremony April 13 upon returning from a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. During its deployment, the 8th HRSC provided comprehensive and expert theater-level human resource support to Joint and Multinational Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Behlin)

A Soldier with the 8th Human Resources Support Center greets his family during a redeployment ceremony April 13 upon returning from a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. During its deployment, the 8th HRSC provided comprehensive and expert theater-level human resource support to Joint and Multinational Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Behlin)

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