300th Area Support Group
On 7 September 2008, the 300th Area Support Group cased its colors in a ceremony at Fort Lee, Virginia as part of its inactivation. Due to the transformation of the entire Army Reserve, the 300th Area Support Group, along with numerous other units, was being inactivated to help change the Army Reserve from a force in reserve to be called upon in times of need, into a fully operational force that is an integral part of the national defense strategy. The Soldiers of the 300th Area Support Group were to be dispersed to a number of different units across the country, with several of them preparing for deployment.
The 300th Area Support Group derived its lineage from the 5435th Quartermaster Training Brigade.
Demonstrating that the Army Reserve was an integral part of active Army operations, 88 logistics soldiers departed Fort Belvoir on 12 July 1996 to support Operation Joint Endeavor in Eastern Europe. The 88 deploying soldiers were not the first to depart the 310th Theater Support Command. On 7 June 1996, the 4th Movements Detachment sent 22 soldiers to Fort Dix, New Jersey for deployment as part of Operation Joint Endeavor. In late June 1996, the 201st Public Affairs Detachment left with its 5 soldier contingent, as did 12 soldiers from the 300th Area Support Group.
The Department of the Army announced on 25 April 2001, the relocation of the 9th Detachment (LPAT) from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to Fort Lee, Virginia, effective on 17 September 2001. The 9th Detachment (LPAT) was a Logistics Planning Augmentation unit whose mission was to augment the transportation planning capabilities of a corps. During wartime, the unit was assigned to a corps headquarters. The 300th Area Support Group at Fort Lee, Virginia, served as the 9th Detachment's peacetime higher headquarters. Consequently, the 9th Detachment was better positioned when co-located at Fort Lee, Virginia, with the 300th Area Support Group, for the fulfillment of its mission. The addition of 10 military personnel at Fort Lee, Virginia, would not impact the local economy or environment.
The 818th Maintenance Company (Direct Support) was selected twice to represent the 300th Area Support Group during the Army's annual competition for food service excellence (the Connelly Award), and most significantly, the unit was selected as the US Army Reserve's runner-up in competition for the Maintenance Excellence Award in the heavy category.
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