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Soldiers of 486th MCT redeploy
Soldiers of the 486th Movement Control Team stand at parade rest during the unit’s redeployment ceremony at the Richardson Education Center Tuesday. (U.S. Army photo/Sgt. Tamika Dillard)
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Soldiers of 486th MCT redeploy

Posted 8/3/2012   Updated 8/3/2012 Email story   Print story


by USARAK news release

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.

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