548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Welcome to the official 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, a page for friends, Family and Soldiers of the Sword Battalion.

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Mission: The 548th CSSB deploys worldwide and provides multifunctional sustainment to forces throughout the depth of an assigned area of operations to enable supported commanders to fight and win.

09/02/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Thank you for joining us! The induction ceremony for the Warrior Legends Hall of Fame will begin shortly. Today we are recognizing members of the 10th Mountain Division and community members who have contributed greatly to the Division and society through a lifetime of service and sacrifice.

10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade
09/02/2020

10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade

Are you questioning a career change? EOD may be the answer.

The 754th and 760th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Companies are hosting an EOD Recruiting Day at the Post Exchange (PX) near the Food Court from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 3, 2020.

754th Ordnance Company - EOD 10th Mountain Division U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade
08/27/2020

10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade

Spc. Dontravious Suttles, a Culinary Specialist (92G) with the 593rd Quartermaster Company was recognized by Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Sims, the U.S. Army Forces Command Sergeant Major and Command Sgt. Maj. Mario O. Terenas, the 10th Mountain Division Command Sergeant Major for his outstanding work in modernizing the Dining Facilities on Fort Drum, NY, Aug. 27, 2020.

Suttles was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) for developing a program to renovate every Dining Facility on Fort Drum with new tables, chairs, online comment cards, and Quick Response Codes (QR) to better reach the Soldiers that utilize the Dining Facilities in this new era of customer service.

#Griffins #SupportingtheSword #SupportingtheClimb #ClimbToGlory
10th Mountain Division U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) 593QM 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

08/26/2020
U.S. Army Chaplain Corps

U.S. Army Chaplain Corps

100 years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified as law, giving women the right to vote. On Aug. 26, the nation recognizes that right with the annual observance of Women's Equality Day. Chaplain (CPT) Amy Smith, 10th Headquarters and Special Troops Battalion Chaplain and Spc. Lindsey Rohr, 10th HSTB religious affairs specialist, give remarks in honor of Women's Equality Day and the passage of the 19th Amendment.

#ArmyChaplainCorps #WomensEqualityDay #Care4Souls

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
08/18/2020

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Did you know that ACS and ASAP have merged to become the Soldier and Family Readiness Division? The merging of the two programs is allowing offices that have overlap to provide even better care for our community. You can learn all about the streamlined services and their new physical locations here: https://bit.ly/2DURS1Z

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
08/17/2020

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

This week's calendar is full of information sessions with our school districts! Check out your school's schedule and join in to learn more about the reopening plans.

Information on where these virtual sessions will be hosted can be found on your district's websites or parent portals.
Indian River: ircsd.org
Carthage: carthagecsd.org
Watertown: watertowncsd.org

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
08/15/2020

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

As we head into a new school year with a lot of uncertainties, we are working to make sure our community has as many resources as possible. One of those resources is the expansion of tutoring services for military families on tutor.com The program provides on-demand academic support 24/7 online in more than 100 subjects for students in kindergarten through college. The website is now available at no cost to any adult or child in an Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, Wounded Warrior or DoD Civilian family including service members, spouses and college-age children who are enrolled in a college or professional development course and grades K-12 children who are now navigating at-home learning with less access to their teachers. To create an account, visit tutor.com/military.

#SupportingtheSword
08/14/2020

#SupportingtheSword

110th CTC bid farewell to SSG Larkins today as he prepares to PCS to Fort Campbell; thank you, SSG Larkins, for your dedication to the Black Knights and good luck in your future endeavors!

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
08/14/2020

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Thanks to everyone for joining us during the town hall today! We'll be going back and answering some of the questions we didn't get to or that we needed to reach out to a SME about. This is the graphic that was referenced during the event with information about on post resources.

08/13/2020
U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

This week's 10th Mountain Division Town Hall focused on the updates and changes with education and what's happening in our local school districts. Watch as our leaders discuss these issues and answer questions from our Soldiers and families.
#SupportingtheClimb #ClimbToGlory

Thanks for joining us for today's town hall meeting! We'll be discussing what the upcoming school year may look for our K-12 students and answering questions.

10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade
08/11/2020

10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade

Did you know that Army Emergency Relief can provide assistance for costs associated with home school and remote education? Fort Drum Army Emergency Relief

There is still time to Support the Sword and get your own Heart Beat Collection gear. Winter is coming get your Hoodie T...
08/10/2020
Support 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion for SWORD BN Sponsored events

There is still time to Support the Sword and get your own Heart Beat Collection gear. Winter is coming get your Hoodie Today!

CLIMB TO GLORY!
SUPPORT THE CLIMB!
SUPPORT THE SWORD!

HHC, 548th CSSB
110th Composite Truck Company Black Knights
514th Support Maintenance Company
543rd Composite Supply Company "Centurions"
593QM
620TH Movement Control Team 10th Mountain Division SBDE

Funds raised will go towards supporting the SWORD Battalion's sponsored events in order to build Esprit de Corps, improve overall morale, and support family readiness group events.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
08/07/2020

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

On Monday, August 10 Fort Drum FMWR will be hosting another Army 10 Miler Qualifier for those who could not attend the previous event. Active Duty Soldiers are invited to register at Magrath Sports Complex starting at 0600 with the qualifier kicking off at 0700.

Hello SWORD family!Please don't miss out on your oppurutnity to get your own exclusive SWORD Heartbeat collection wear. ...
08/05/2020
Support 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion for SWORD BN Sponsored events

Hello SWORD family!
Please don't miss out on your oppurutnity to get your own exclusive SWORD Heartbeat collection wear. Support the SWORD today.

Climb to Glory!
Support the Climb!
Support the Sword!

HHC, 548th CSSB
110th Composite Truck Company Black Knights
514th Support Maintenance Company
543rd Composite Supply Company "Centurions"
593QM
620TH Movement Control Team 10th Mountain Division SBDE

Funds raised will go towards supporting the SWORD Battalion's sponsored events in order to build Esprit de Corps, improve overall morale, and support family readiness group events.

Let’s all bid a fond farewell to Capt. Elizabeth R. Schreck and Ssg. Justin D. Pellack as they move on to the next step ...
07/31/2020

Let’s all bid a fond farewell to Capt. Elizabeth R. Schreck and Ssg. Justin D. Pellack as they move on to the next step in their careers. Thank you for hard work and dedication!

#ClimbToGlory #supportingthesword

Leadership of the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion took a staff ride into the rich history of nearby Sackets H...
07/31/2020

Leadership of the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion took a staff ride into the rich history of nearby Sackets Harbor. Not many are aware of the the effect that the Battle of Sackets Harbor had on the War of 1812 and the modern strategies of our military. Here are photos of our leadership reviewing this history first hand.

#supportingthesword

110th Composite Truck Company Black Knights
593QM
543rd Composite Supply Company "Centurions"
620TH Movement Control Team 10th Mountain Division SBDE
HHC, 548th CSSB
514th Support Maintenance Company

07/24/2020
Climbtoglory7

Climbtoglory7

10th Mountain Division senior leaders and I, are doing everything in our power to ensure our returning Soldiers have the best possible living conditions. 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division #welcomehome #donotbeaverage

The 543rd Composite Supply Company "Centurions" led Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training this ...
07/24/2020

The 543rd Composite Supply Company "Centurions" led Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training this week in preparation for their upcoming rotations to the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) in Fort Polk, LA, and Mountain Peak on Fort Drum, NY.

Our soldiers sharpened their skills on decontaminating their gear and using the Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD), which detects harmful chemical agents in the area.

#SupportingtheSword #SupportingtheClimb #ClimbtoGlory
10th Mountain Division

Leaders from the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion held a Leader Professional Development session to work on th...
07/23/2020
548th CSSB Leader Professional Development

Leaders from the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion held a Leader Professional Development session to work on their skills in setting up a base defense.
They set up concertina wire and a Tactical Operations Center (TOC) to practice the initial stages of securing a position in preparation for their upcoming rotations to the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Mountain Peak.

#SupportingtheSword #SupportingtheClimb #ClimbtoGlory

Leaders from the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Sustainment Brigade held base defense training in preparation for their upcoming Joint Readiness Training Center(JRTC) and Mountain Peak rotations Jul. 23, 2020, on Fort Drum, NY.

07/23/2020
Climbtoglory7

Climbtoglory7

I just want to express my utmost gratitude for the Soldiers returning from deployment and entering quarantine and to assure them that their living quarters will exceed the standard. #welcomehome @10thcab @fd10thmtn #donotbeaverage

07/21/2020
593QM

593QM

Today, the 593rd Quartermaster Company held a reenlistment ceremony for three of our outstanding Culinary NCOs. Congratulations to Sgt. Ronnie Carmicheal, Sgt. James Ivey, and Sgt. Tyjara Murphy from the Griffin team.

#FeedTheForce #Griffins #SupportingtheSword #ClimbToGlory

593QM
07/16/2020

593QM

Today Griffin Soldiers of the 593rd Quartermaster Company conducted Improvised Explosive Device (IED) training at the Counter IED Center on Fort Drum to maintain Soldier readiness.

Soldiers received instruction on multiple topics, including identifying Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and reporting UXO using a Standard 9-line UXO Report.

#feedtheforce #griffins #supportingthesword #SupportingtheClimb #ClimbToGlory

07/16/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Thanks for joining us for the live town hall meeting! COL Williams and COL Lucas will be discussing General Order 1E and answering your questions following some brief opening remarks.

The 593rd Quartermaster Company, 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, hosted an M-4 Qualification Range for the 1...
07/15/2020
593rd QM M-4 Range

The 593rd Quartermaster Company, 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, hosted an M-4 Qualification Range for the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade Jul. 15, 2020, on Fort Drum, New York.
"Firing a weapon is fundamental across all branches of the military," said Sgt. 1st Class Brandon White, the manager for the Freedom Fighter Cafe Dining Facility and range noncommissioned officer in charge. "Ensuring a Soldier has the fundamentals to fire a weapon also ensures that they have both the capability to protect and defend the United States Army and its interests."
#SupportingtheSword #SupportingtheClimb #ClimbtoGlory

The 593rd Quartermaster Company ran an M-4 Carbine range for the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade Jul. 15, 2020, on Fort Drum, New York.

07/15/2020
Mountain 6

"What I think our division offers to the United States Army, is that spirit of toughness that you display everyday. That inspires me and all of us to do our duty and take on that climb together, as we move towards the top" - Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes, commander of the 10th Mountain Division.

Climbing to Glory for 77 years. Happy Birthday 10th Mountain Division.

#Muleskinners #SupportingtheClimb #ClimbToGlory

Happy 77th Birthday 10th Mountain Division. Let us continue the climb together. CTG... 10th Mountain Division 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain "Patriots" 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade

Fort Drum has just announced its new update on Travel, PCS/TDY Travel, and Leave. Read below to find out whats changed.
07/14/2020

Fort Drum has just announced its new update on Travel, PCS/TDY Travel, and Leave. Read below to find out whats changed.

Fort Drum General Order 1E is now in effect and that means a few changes in operations moving forward so let’s map it all out. (The pun was intentional. Forgive us. It’s been a long 2020.) Also, the command team will be holding a live town hall this Thursday, July 16 at 12 noon here on the page to discuss the entire order and answer all your questions. Please join us for that!

- Travel Impacts -
The most significant change is the extension of the local travel area to a 350-mile radius. Travel within this new local travel area does not require any additional approval for those on regular pass. There are however, still restricted areas as noted in red on the map and we’re gonna go ahead and list them all: Albany County, NY; Erie County, NY; Monroe County, NY; New York City; Oneida County, NY; Onondaga County, NY; Hampden County, MA; Suffolk County, MA; Essex County, NJ; Allegheny County, PA; Philadelphia County, PA; Cuyahoga County, OH; Baltimore County, MD; Prince George County, MD; Arlington County, VA; Fairfax County, VA; Prince William County, VA; State of Delaware, Washington D.C. and Canada. Service Members may drive through these off-limits areas travelling to another destination but may not visit any destinations within those counties or states listed.

In order to travel to unrestricted areas outside of the 350-mile local travel area, Soldiers must possess a DA-31 approved by the first 0-3 in their chain of command. Travel to restricted areas must still be approved at the 0-6 level.

Soldiers are not authorized to use commercial air, train, bus or other public transportation for their travel unless approved by an O-3 commander. Taxicabs and other car services may be used within the local travel area.

Please be aware that other states and counties may have their own restrictions and requirements in place for travelers. Know what’s required before you leave. Soldiers are strongly discouraged from committing funds to travel before they have an approved DA-31.

Traveling to areas found on the NYS List of Restricted States (https://on.ny.gov/2WkwPvz) or the CDC’s Travel Recommendations list (https://bit.ly/2Cy8aNa) will automatically require a 14-day quarantine upon your return to New York State.

- Visitors -
The trusted traveler program remains suspended at this time. Visitors who have a DoD ID card or a Fort Drum local access badge may enter the installation providing they have not traveled outside of the 350-mile radius or to one of the off-limits counties.

Visitors without a DoD ID card must have sponsorship approval in the form of an Exception to Policy (ETP) to gain access to the installation. This approval happens at the first O-5 or GS equivalent in your chain of command. All other visitor requests must be approved by the Garrison Commander.

Soldiers must submit a DA-31 to the first O-3 in their chain and obtain approval to meet or reside with any non-local visitor (from outside of the 350-mile radius) or geographically separated dependent or family member outside of the installation.

- PCS/TDY Travel -
PCS and TDY Travel are now broken down into four categories:
Unrestricted Travel indicates that the origin, destination and all intermediate stops of your travel itinerary are designated as unrestricted locations. The unit must confirm that all locations continue to be unrestricted no more than 10 days before the travel is to start. If any of the locations have changed category to restricted, travel will then require a waiver to be requested and approved.

Restricted Travel requires travelers to receive an approved ETP prior to the PCS or TDY as any one of the origin, destination or intermediate stop locations are designated as restricted.

Waivered Travel means you’ve requested and received an ETP and your PCS/TDY has been deemed necessary. This can be the case for extreme hardship, humanitarian reasons or in support of the mission. G1 will continue to coordinate and validate these requests and route to the first General Officer in a Soldier’s chain for approval.

Exempted Travel is PCS/TDY that does not require a waiver. This exemption will be indicated on orders or in a memo that travelers must carry with them. Some examples of Exempted Travel include: travel for Soldiers/DA Civilians pending retirement, separations or release from Active Duty. Also included is travel by patients and medical providers as well as their attendants and escorts; travel to and from professional military programs and travel for Global Force Management activities.

You can find all of this information fully broken down in General Order 1E on our website here: https://bit.ly/3gTrPpq

Please remember that the wear of masks is still required anytime you cannot maintain a distance of six feet or more in all public facilities. Also ensure you continue to comply with state requirements by wearing your mask over your mouth and nose when off post in an area where you cannot maintain a safe social distance.

We’ll continue to share the latest updates here and on our website: home.army.mil/drum

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General information

The 548th CSSB served first during WW II in Europe as an S&S Battalion from September 1944 to June 1945 in France, Holland and Germany. During this campaign, the Battalion earned its first three streamers, for Service in Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. The Battalion was ordered to the Pacific but with the Japanese surrender on 14 August, the orders were canceled and the Battalion was deactivated on 29 September 1945. The 548th was reactivated on 10 January 1967 at Fort McClellan Alabama. It consisted of an HHC with a bakery, a Decon Platoon, 61st CM, 112th CM, and 622nd TC. Later the Battalion was assigned the 365th TC, the 613th QM (FS), and the 4th Surgical Hospital. When the unit relocated to FT Drum, it was designated as a CSB (Corps Support Battalion). During Operation Desert Shield / Storm, the Battalion served over 200 days and had gone further into Iraq than any other CSB. In September 1990, the 548th was the first Battalion in the 1st COSCOM to deploy to Saudi Arabia. On 2 February 1991, the Battalion moved into attack position near the City of Ash Shu’bah and established an operating base where they began Task Force “SWORD” providing fuel, ammo, and maintenance support to 24 ID. On 24 February the Ground War started. The Battalion moved into Iraq two days later to occupy an area near Al Zuba Air Field, between Al Nasiriyah and Basrah. The war ended soon after and the Battalion returned to FT Drum on 15 April 1991. The Battalion earned three more Campaign Streamers during its deployment: Defense of Saudi Arabia, Liberation and Defense of Kuwait, and Cease Fire. The 548th CSB was also awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation for its service. In September 1992, various elements from the 548th CSB deployed to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. The Battalion supported Task Forces “All-American” and “Mountain” with services ranging from setting up shower facilities, hauling tons of supplies, and maintenance. Soldiers serving with the Battalion in Florida earned the Humanitarian Service Medal. From 18 December to 10 May 1993, the Battalion deployed to Somalia in support of over 26,000 U.S. Forces. The 548th was the first CSS unit in Mogadishu to move outside the Embassy, Port or Air Field where the Battalion provided maintenance support to units arriving at the air and seaports and distributed material and transported passengers over distances totaling 200,000 miles. For its service in Somalia, the Battalion received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. From 12 September 1994 to 15 January 1995, the 548th was called on to support Operation Uphold Democracy. The Battalion deployed to Haiti and established Sword Base to provide Supply and Services, Transportation, and Maintenance to the 10th Mountain Division as well as units in XVIII Airborne Corps. Each company played a key role while supporting JTF-190: 57th TC moved material and passengers over 47,000 miles; 514th Maintenance Co conducted direct support maintenance jobs and provided vehicle recovery for all of JTF-190; and the 590th QM (FS) provided shower, laundry, and uniform repair support. Since the attacks on 11 September 2001, the Army has called on all of the units within the 548th CSSB. All companies have deployed around the globe in support of the Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Kuwait.

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