24th Corps Support Group
The mission of the 24th Corps Support Group is to rapidly deploy to Southwest Asia and operates as the initial entry and an element of the Coalition Support Command, Coalition/Joint Task Force-Kuwait.
The unit is also tasked with rapidly deploying to other AORS and provide Combat Service Support to 3rd Infantry Division and associated non-divisional units and other forces as required.
The 24th Corps Support Group is composed of five units: the 3rd Soldier Support Battalion, the 87th Corps Support Battalion, 92d Combat Engineer Battalion, and the 260th and the 559th Quartermaster Battalions [according to some sources, it was formerly composed of six battalions, among which are the 92nd ECB (H), and a headquarters company].
The 87th Corps Support Battalion deploys as a forward Corps Support Battalion. It operates in the Division Support Area providing direct and backup support to non-divisional units located in or passing through the division area of operations.
The 260th Quartermaster Battalion deploys and provides DS/GS storage, distribution, and quality surveillance of bulk petroleum products in a CORPS area.
The 559th Quartermaster Battalion provides potable DS/GS water support and operates temporary bulk storage and distribution facilities in support of army forces and provides, as required, backup water support to other services in theater.
As of December 2001 approximately 150 soldiers from various elements of the 24th Corps Support Group, were deployed and operating in the Central Command theater of operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The deployed soldiers were performing logistical, engineer and preventive medical missions. The 260th Quartermaster Battalion deployed a small contingent of soldiers mid-October to provide storage, distribution and quality surveillance of bulk petroleum products in a corps area. Soldiers from the 172nd Medical Detachment, 559th Quartermaster Battalion deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to conduct preventive medicine missions. They perform their mission with capabilities of field sanitation, water quality testing, disease and vector surveillance and control.
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