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1188th Transportation Terminal Battalion

The 1188th Transportation Terminal Battalion is a Reserve unit in Decatur GA. The mission of the RC of all services is to provide trained, well-equipped units and individuals for active duty in time of war, national emergency, or at such times as the national security requires. The Army National Guard (ARNG) and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) constitute the RC of the Total Force of the United States Army.

In 1995 and 1996, when the United States mobilized to help restore democracy in Haiti, the Army Reserve's 458th Transportation Detachment was one of the first units ordered to active duty. Teams from three units - the 1185th and 1186th Transportation Terminal Brigades, and the 1188th Transportation Terminal Battalion went to a number of ports on the East coast. And every one of them was there voluntarily. There were a total of 86 men and women from those three units who just volunteered for the Haiti deployment. The 1189th Transportation Terminal Brigade moved quickly from Charleston, SC, to Savannah, GA, to load equipment and supplies onboard a ship destined for Haiti. They were on annual training. They jettisoned their normal training plan and worked together to get the job done, providing the critical technical skills and knowledge necessary in a time of crisis.



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