1st Support Battalion / Task Force Sinai
The 1st US Army Support Battalion (1SB) is the logistical powerhouse of Task Force Sinai, 1st COSCOM, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The 1SB is under the operational control of the Multinational Forces and Observers (MFO), El Gorah, Sinai, Egypt.
The 1st United States Army Support Battalion history began on 26 May 1979 with the signing of the Camp David Peace Accords and the establishment of the Multinational Force and Observers.
The Battalion, originally designated the Logistical Support Element, began a proud tradition on 20 March 1982 by providing logistical, medical, postal, transportation and aviation support to the Multinational Force and Observers.
During a restructuring period in the United States Army, the Logistical Support Element was reorganized as the Logistic Support Unit on 23 September 1985. The Logistic Support Unit consisted of six diverse sub-elements: Headquarters, Aviation, Medical, Supply, Support and Transportation Companies.
On 1 August 1989, The Logistic Support Unit was redesignated as the 1st United States Army Support Battalion (Sinai) and assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment was removed from the Headquarters Company and established as a separate command.
In 1991, the 1st United States Army Support Battalion (Sinai) was attached to the 507th Corps Support Group (Airborne), 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, NC. In October 2001, the 1st Support Battalion (Sinai) was reorganized under Task Force Sinai.
The unit is the logistical lifeblood of the 13 nation MFO. Its annual workload and accomplishments includes:
- Issuing and delivering 884,000 gallons of fuel;
- Issuing and delivering 6,325,000 gallons of water;
- Driving 2,946,000 kilometers in delivery commitments;
- Flying 2,780 hours and 1,032 missions;
- Conducting 70 air MEDEVAC missions;
- Providing medical treatment for 14,066 people;
- Conducting 48 ground MEDEVAC missions;
- Responding to 40 explosive ordnance incidents;
- Destroying 40 land mines and over 110 projectiles discovered in the desert; and
- Processing over 6,000 customer requisitions.
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