49th Combat Support Command
The California National Guard launched a new era of increased mission intensity--both in state and international arenas -- 05 February 2000, when the Army officially activated the 49th Combat Support Command. The 49th is expected to provide continuous ongoing support to Active Duty Army units currently performing missions around the globe, including Bosnia and Ukraine. The 49th's primary mission is to produce combat ready, quick deploying units to fill the Active Army's shortfalls--requiring a wide variety of units and military occupational skills.
The 49th Combat Support command has 6,000 soldier and three subordinate commands: the 115th Troop command in Roseville, the 100th Troop Command in Fairfield, and the 1106th Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD) in Stockton. The Command also has several independent units included in its structure, including military police, military intelligence, Special Forces, and public affairs. The Command has two brigades, and 11 battalion equivalents with several high-priority units, such as a Public Affairs Detachment, a Special Forces Group, the 250th and 223rd Military Intelligence battalions, and military police all combined into one command. The units assigned to the command may be multicomponent and most of these units plug into a corps or theater command in post mobilization.
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