FORT LEE, Va. – Media are invited to attend a ceremony for the 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion as they deploy to Southwest Asia to support Operation Inherent Resolve.
WHAT: 275th CSSB Deployment Ceremony
WHO: More than 60 U.S. Army Reserve soldiers
WHEN: 2 p.m., Thursday, June 22
WHERE: MacLaughlin Fitness Center
The 275th CSSB was activated on Nov. 4, 2006, as the first-of-its-kind in the U.S. Army Reserve force structure. The battalion also deployed to Iraq in 2011 in support of Operation New Dawn.
Media planning to attend must contact Sarah Gauvin at (804) 734-6965, (804) 400-7273 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 a.m., Thursday to coordinate an escort to the event.
Fort Lee Soldiers, families and civilian employees began a century of support to the nation in 1917 when Camp Lee was established to train the 80th Division for service during WWI. Today, Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army professionals in fields such as transportation, supply, culinary arts and equipment repair and maintenance. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.