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264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
264th Corps Support Battalion (Airborne)

The mission of the 264th Corps Support Command was to, on order, task organize and deploy worldwide for contingency operations by air, sea, or land to provide DS support in Class I (rations and water), II, IIIP (Package), IIIB (Bulk), IV, VII, and IX (repair parts), maintenance, laundry, bath, renovation and DS/GS repair of air drop equipment to XVIII Airborne Corps units.

The mission of the 259th Field Service Company was to, on order, rapidly deploy the company by air, sea, or rail, and provide field service support including laundry, lightweight textile renovation, and showers to XVIII Airborne Corps units on an area basis.

The mission of the 364th Supply Company was to, on order deploy worldwide in order to provide fuel, water, and Class I, II, IIIP, IV, VII, to all units assigned or attached to the XVIII Airborne Corps and provide reinforcing support to the 82d Airborne Division.

The mission of the 503rd Maintenance Company was to deploy anywhere in the world and provide direct support maintenance and Class IX repair parts support to XVIII Airborne Corps non-divisional units and provide backup support to the 82d Airborne Division.

The mission of the 600th Quartermaster Company was to, on order, deploy Worldwide in order to establish and operate a receipt, storage, issue, maintenance facility for supply, DS\GS maintenance, and reclaiming cargo parachutes and airdrop equipment.

The mission of the 623rd Quartermaster Company was to provide airdrop equipment supply, direct and general support maintenance on airdrop equipment for the Quartermaster Heavy Airdrop Supply Company and Quartermaster Light Airdrop Supply Companies allocated to the supported Theater Army Commands.

The 264th Corps Support Battalion (Airborne) was originally constituted on 24 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 264th Quartermaster Service Battalion. It activated on 29 May 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

The Battalion was broken up on 20 September 1943 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 264th Quartermaster Service Battalion, (Companies A, B, C, and D as the 3153d, 3154th 3155th, 3156th Quartermaster Service Companies, respectively). Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 264th Quartermaster Service Battalion was inactivated on 25 June 1946 in France.

The unit was redesignated on 20 July 1966 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 264th Supply and Service Battalion, the unit was allotted to the Regular, and activated in the Republic of Vietnam. It inactivated on 1 September 1968 in Vietnam.

The Brigade was reactivated and went on to support Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The unit was redesignated on 1 September 1993 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 264th Support Battalion, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

In 2006 the 264th Corps Support Battalion was inactivated. The unit was redesignated and reorganzied as the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. The unit was reactivated as part of the 82nd Sustainment Command. This was part of the transformation of the 82nd Airborne Division to the US Army's new modular force structure. As a result, various relationships between the Division and its organic and habitually attached support units were changed. Habitually attached elements for the Corps Support Command (COSCOM) were inactivated and attached to Sustainment Brigades, which replaced Division Support Commands (DISCOM). Assets previously assigned to the 82nd Division Support Command became integral to the Division's 4 line Brigades.

In 2006 and 2007, the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deploy to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of elements of the 82nd Airborne Division deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.




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