Army Capt. Antonio Reynolds, 486th MCT company commander, and Sgt. 1st Class Tarik Smith, 486th MCT first sergeant, uncase the unit’s guidon during the MCT’s redeployment ceremony Tuesday at the Richardson Education Center.Soldiers of the MCT redeployed from a yearlong mission throughout Kuwait and Afghanistan. The uncasing of the guidon signified the unit’s successful completion of a combat deployment and subsequent reintegration into U.S. Army Alaska. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Tamika Dillard)
8/3/2012 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- A ceremony to recognize the redeployment of the 22-Soldier 486th Movement Control Team was hosted at the Richardson Education Center Tuesday.
The team deployed in July 2011 for a 12-month tour of duty in Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The unit returned Sunday.
The 486th MCT provided movement regulation and transportation support for all units redeploying out of Iraq. The Soldiers processed more than 195 transportation movement requests for personnel, buses and baggage trucks in support of 50,000 redeploying Soldiers. The team also worked directly with the Kuwaiti police and Ministry of Transportation to provide secure convoy support to coalition forces traveling throughout the country.
The 486th MCT also sent members of their Team to Afghanistan where they stood up three movement-control locations to track convoy movements and manage incoming fuel, food, water, building materials and military equipment to different locations in country. There, the team processed more than 340 convoys and operated a helicopter landing zone responsible for moving Department of Defense and coalition forces in and around Afghanistan.