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‘Durable’ Soldiers triumph as NCO, Soldier of Quarter

October 23, 2013 — Five Soldiers competed in the 1st Sustainment Brigade Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter competition Sept. 24 to 27 at Fort Riley. Sgt. Charles York, automated logistical specialist, 1st Support Maintenance Company, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sust. Bde., and Spc. Benjamin McPherson, explosive ordnance disposal MORE
Spc. Benjamin McPherson, EOD specialist, 630th EOD Co., 84th EOD Bn., poses in his ASUs before the evaluation board during the 1st Sust. Bde.’s NCO and Soldier of the Quarter competition Sept. 27 at Fort Riley.  Photo by: Sgt. Dana Moen, 1ST SUST. BDE.

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August 22, 2013 — The 1st Sustainment Brigade is on Facebook.Visit the link* below to connect and learn more. 1st Sustainment Brigade - www.facebook.com/1stSustBde*External Links Policy MORE
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‘Durable’ Brigade Soldiers welcome new leaders

August 13, 2013 — A Soldier who is no stranger to the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley community assumed command July 26 of the 1st Sustainment Brigade. Col. Robert A. Law III accepted the brigade's colors after Col. Brian J. Tempest relinquished his command during a ceremony at Cavalry Parade Field. Law has donned the "Big Red One" patch before, serving with MORE
Col. Robert A. Law III, second from left, passes the 1st Sust. Bde.’s colors to Command Sgt. Major Tomeka O’Neal, second from right, entrusting her with responsibility of the unit and its Soldiers during a Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremony July 26 at Cavalry Parade Field.  Photo by: 1ST SUST. BDE.

‘Durable’ Brigade to return to post after 9-month tour

June 20, 2013 — The 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division cased its colors during a June 8 ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, when they transferred operations to the 101st Sustainment Brigade from Fort Campbell, Ky. "The 'Durable' Brigade was challenged with providing the bridge between the tactical warfighter and operational aspect of logistics to MORE
Col. Brian Tempest, commander, 1st Sust. Bde., left, and 1st Sust. Bde. Command Sgt. Maj. Virgil McCloud, right, case the 1st Sust. Bde.’s colors during a June 8 ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The casing of the unit’s colors signifies the completion of its mission to support sustainment and retrograde operations throughout Regional Commands’ east, north and capital.  Photo by: Capt. Kymberly Koenig, 1ST SUST. BDE.

‘Durable’ Brigade welcomes 6 new Sgt. Audie Murphy members

May 09, 2013 — Audie Murphy became the most decorated Soldier during World War II. He was awarded 33 awards, including the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for bravery. Officials with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division inducted six "Durable" Soldiers to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club April 19 during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, MORE
The 1st Sust. Bde. welcomes six new NCOs to the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club April 19 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, where they were evaluated on their abilities to perform warrior tasks and interviewed regarding Murphy’s life and leadership styles.  Photo by: Capt. Kymberly Koenig, 1ST SUST. BDE.

Finance Soldiers return home to cheers, proposal

December 21, 2012 — Family, friends and fellow Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade rear detachment, 1st Infantry Division yelled in excitement as Soldiers passed through the doors of the Fort Riley Redeployment Center Dec. 4, falling in ranks for their final formation of the deployment. Soldiers with Company C., 230th Financial Management Company, 541st Combat MORE
Cpl. Jeremy Yee, customer service NCOIC, Co. C, 230th Financial Management Co., left, asks his long-time girlfriend, April Smith, right, to marry him Dec. 4 in front of Family, friends and fellow Soldiers with the 1st Sust. Bde. rear detachment minutes after being dismissed from formation at the Fort Riley Redeployment Center. Smith said yes. The unit returned to Fort Riley following a yearlong deployment in support of OEF.  Photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Manuel Torres-Cortes, 1ST SUST. BDE.

‘Durable’ Brigade assumes responsibility

October 25, 2012 — The 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division assumed command of sustainment operations in Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony Oct. 6 at Bagram Airfield. Task Force Durable is now responsible for providing logistical support to coalition units throughout regional commands East, North and Capital, in addition to synchronizing MORE
Col. Brian Tempest, commander, 1st Sust. Bde., left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Virgil McCloud, brigade senior NCO, right, unfurl the unit’s colors at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, as the unit assumes control over sustainment operations in Regional Command - East, North and Capital.  Photo by: Capt. Kymberly Koenig, 1ST SUST. BDE.

1st Sust. Bde. prepares for deployment

September 07, 2012 — A 1st Infantry Division team that will soon be responsible for the longest main supply route in Afghanistan moved one step closer to its third deployment in five years Aug. 27 as the 1st Sustainment Brigade flag was cased during a ceremony at Cavalry Parade Field. "We look forward to showing what this great team is capable of doing," said Col. MORE
Col. Brian Tempest, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Virgil McCloud, command team for the 1st Sust. Bde., case the brigade’s flag Aug. 27 during a ceremony at Cavalry Parade Field. More than 300 Soldiers from the “Durable” Brigade will soon join their “Big Red One” teammates in Afghanistan.  Photo by: Mollie Miller, 1ST INF. DIV.

‘Durable’ Soldiers train to protect homefront from attacks

August 16, 2012 — Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade recently spent the two weeks training in Camp Atterbury, Ind., to react to catastrophic events if a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack occurs. The "Durable" Brigade Soldiers, whose primary mission is to provide logistical support to units at Fort Riley and in the surrounding communities, MORE
Soldiers with the 1st Sust. Bde. search for displaced and trapped civilians July 29 as part of Vibrant Response 13 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Indiana.  COURTESY PHOTO.

‘Durable’ Soldiers conduct pre-deployment training

August 13, 2012 — Just as sport athletes gather on the practice field before a game to perfect their skills, Soldiers spend countless hours in the field training – not to win a game, but to prepare for war. For the past three weeks Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division have been sweating it out during triple-digit temperatures during land MORE
Spc. Thomas Nelson, wheeled-vehicle mechanic, STB, 1st Sust. Bde., throws a training grenade June 28 during 1st Sust. Bde.’s pre-deployment readiness training at Fort Riley.  Photo by: 1st Lt. Kymberly Koenig, 1ST SUST. BDE.

‘Durable’ Brigade Soldiers participate in Adopt-A-School

June 05, 2012 — As the school year came to an end, 1st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers parted ways with Mill Creek Valley Middle and Junior High School students from Paxico, Kan., whom the Soldiers have mentored and helped every week for the last nine months as part of the brigade's Adopt-A-School program. The Adopt-A-School Program is part of the partnership the MORE
Spc. Almando Deleon, 1st Maint. Co., 1st Sust. Bde., shares his passion for reading with a Mill Creek Valley Middle School fifth-grader during an afternoon mentorship session.  Photo by: 1st Lt. Kymberly Koenig, 1st Sust. Bde.

‘Durable’ Brigade welcomes senior NCO

April 03, 2012 — A man who has called the Army his "home" for more than 25 years became the senior noncommissioned officer of the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division earlier this month. Command Sgt. Maj. Virgil McCloud, who joined the National Guard in 1980 and became active duty in 1985, became the "Durable" brigade's top enlisted Soldier March 13 when MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Virgil McCloud listens as 1st Sust. Bde. staff NCOs brief him at a meet-and-greet March 20 at the brigade headquarters. McCloud became the senior NCO of the “Durable” Brigade March 13 when Command Sgt. Maj. Miguel Rivera assumed the role of senior NCO for the 1st Inf. Div.’s rear detachment.

‘Durable’ Soldiers help spread holiday cheer with toy march

December 21, 2011 — Remember being a child, waiting for Christmas day? The anticipation and suspense were sometimes unbearable, and everything may have seemed to sound like jingle bells, reindeer hoofs and Santa's footsteps. Unfortunately, not everyone's holiday story is the same. To help bring a touch of holiday magic to Families who may struggle to achieve it, the MORE
Master Sgt. Barnell Herron Jr., acting command sergeant major, STB, 1st Sust. Bde., greets “Durable” Brigade Soldiers as they complete a rucksack march and place toys in the Operation Santa Claus donation box Dec. 2.  Photo by: Sgt. V. Michelle Woods, 1st SUST. BDE.

1st Sustainment Brigade welcomes new commander

July 14, 2011 — A Soldier who has spent more than seven years of his career serving under the flag of the 1st Infantry Division assumed command of the division's 1st Sustainment Brigade June 30. Col. Brian Tempest accepted the colors of the 1st Sust. Bde. from Maj. Gen. William Mayville, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, during an early morning MORE
Col. Brian Tempest, commander, 1st Sust. Bde., right, accepts the 1st Sust. Bde. colors from Maj. Gen. William Mayville, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, left, during a change of command ceremony June 30. Tempest assumed command of the brigade from outgoing commander Col. Donnie Walker Jr.

Spouses aim for teamwork during brigade’s first GI Jane event

January 18, 2011 — Story by: Patricia Verschage 541ST CSSBSpouses, civilians and Soldiers of the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division participated in a training event planned by the 1st Sust. Bde. Task Force Durable Public Affairs Office and its Battalion's Family readiness support assistants. The "G.I. Jane" event was initially planned for the spouses of MORE

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