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524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
524th Corps Support Battalion
"Make-a-Way"

As part of the transformation of the US Army as a whole to the modular force structure, the 524th Corps Support Battalion was reorganized and redesignated in 2006 as the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and was assigned to the reorganized and redesignated 45th Sustainment Brigade.

Previously, the mission of the 524th Corps Support Battalion, an element of the 45th Corps Support Group, had been to deploy worldwide to provide combat service support for contingency or combat operations. Additionally, it would provide heavy lift helicopter, truck transport, aeromedical evacuation, and supply support to forces in the Asia-Pacific region.

The 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was first constituted on 10 February 1936 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 48th Quartermaster Regiment. The Battalion was activated on 10 February 1941 to provide support for the US Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.

On 1 April 1942, the unit was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 48th Quartermaster Regiment and departed 6 days later for Australia. In December 1943, the unit was reorganized and redesignated Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 124th Quartermaster Detachment, Mobile. Shortly thereafter, the Battalion departed Australia for tours in New Guinea, Philippine Islands, and Japan.

After the end of the Second World War, the Battalion served in Yokohama, Japan from 31 October 1946 to 25 May 1947. In August 1946, it had been converted, reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 124th Transportation Corps Truck Battalion. The Battalion was inactivated on 25 May 1947 at Yokohama, Japan.

The Battalion was reactivated on 1 February 1967, at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. From there, the Battalion departed and arrived at Qui Nhon, Vietnam on 24 July 1967, where it began a tour in the Republic of Vietnam. Following its service in Vietnam, the Battalion returned to Fort Lewis, Washington and was inactivated on 17 May 1971.

On 16 April 1986, the 124th Transportation Battalion was reactivated at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. On 16 October 1993, the Battalion was redesignated as the 524th Corps Support Battalion.

Between March 2004 to March 2005 the 524th Corps Support Battalion deployed as Logistics Task Force 524 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After returning from Afghanistan, on 11 January 2006 the 524th Corps Support Battalion, in conjunction with the Army's Transformation Initiative, was reorganized and redesignated as the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Previously assigned to the 45th Corps Support Group, the Battalion was assigned to the reorganized and redesignated 45th Sustainment Brigade.

From 28 August 2006 to 3 September 2007, the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In July 2009, the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was called to service again and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In July 2009 the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was called to service again and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Campaigns

  • EAST INDIES * PAPUA * NEW GUINEA * LUZON *
  • CONTEROFFENSIVE, PHASE III * TET COUNTEROFFENSIVE *
  • COUNTEROFFENSIVE, PHASES IV-VI * TET 69/COUNTEROFFENSIVE * SUMMER-FALL 1969 *
  • WINTER SPRING 1970 * SANCTUARY COUNTEROFFENSIVE * COUNTEROFFENSIVE, PHASE VII *
  • OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 06-07 * OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 04-05 and 09-10



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