15 March 2006

Welcome Home, 29th Support Group!!

The 29th Support Group, 21st TSC returned home this week to Kaiserslautern, Germany from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

Among the 70 returning soldiers is Master Sgt. Curtis Clinton, hubby of our own Tammi Clinton from MTD at Kleber barracks.

WOOHOO, Tammi! Welcome Home and THANK YOU, Curtis!!

Master Sgt. Curtis Clinton holds his 2-year-old daughter, Ramyrah. - Steve Mraz / S&S

They were welcomed in a brief ceremony by Brig. Gen. Scott G. West, commander of the 21st Theater Support Command.

During its deployment, the 29th Support Group headed the Joint Logistics Command, which was composed of 1,200 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines working logistics throughout Afghanistan.

For example, the unit supported provincial reconstruction teams in western Afghanistan, the closure of Karshi-Kanabad Air Base in Uzbekistan, flood relief in Afghanistan and earthquake relief in Pakistan, said Col. Walter Sawyer, commander of the 29th Support Group and former commander of the Joint Logistics Command.

“When their nation called, they were there,” Sawyer said of his soldiers. “History has been made, and now it’s time to finish the final chapter in this deployment.”

Shortly thereafter, the soldiers broke formation and were greeted with open arms by their loved ones.

Well done and welcome home!

Read the whole Stars & Stripes article by Steve Mraz with more photos here.

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