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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 19, 2013 9:19:23 AM CST

135th ESC trains for Kuwait deployment at North Fort Hood

Brig. Gen. Donald B. Tatum (left), commander of the Alabama National Guard’s 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command out of Birmingham, Ala., briefs Sen. Mark Pryor (right), role-played by Philip D. Calahan, First Army Division West’s deputy director of operations, during the unit’s Culminating Training Event. The 135th is at North Fort Hood training for its upcoming deployment to Kuwait where it will command and control units, elements and activities while providing operational and tactical level combat service support to all combat forces in Afghanistan. (Photo by Michael M. Novogradac, Division West Public Affairs)

 

Col. Matthew J. Burinskas, support operations officer for the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, begins discussions with role-players representing the Kuwaiti Naval Port commander, chief of security, and chief of port operations. Such cultural training is practiced to affect reassurance in meeting with counterparts during deployment. The Alabama National Guard unit is at North Fort Hood performing its Culminating Training Event before heading to Kuwait where it will command and control units, elements and activities while providing operational and tactical level combat service support to all combat forces in Afghanistan. (Photo by Michael M. Novogradac, Division West Public Affairs)

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First Army Division West Public Affairs
First Army Division West
(254) 553-5003
Fort Hood, TX 76544
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