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561st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
561st Corps Support Battalion

As part of a realignment of units assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, the 561st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was inactivated between 2008 and 2009.

The 561st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

During a 1999 rotation at the National Training Center (NTC) in which logisticians played key roles, the major training objective was the reception, staging, onward movement, and integration (RSOI) process. Several units participated from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky: 1st Infantry Brigade Task Force; 101st Aviation Brigade(-); and parts of the 101st Corps Support Group (CSG), including the 561st Corps Support Battalion (CSB). Also participating was the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), from Fort Stewart, Georgia. The support operations section of the 101st CSG functioned as materiel managers for the rotation. The 561st CSB replicated the division main support battalion while performing their traditional CSB role. The task force conducted a strategic deployment via sealift to Port Hueneme, California, and executed a ground and air self-deployment to the NTC.

In 2004 the entire 101st Airborne Division began a transition to the US Army's new modular force structure. A part of this transformation involved the reorganization of divisional support elements and their relationships. Elements of the 101st Division Support Command (DISCOM) were inactivated and reactivated assigned to each of the Division's 4 brigades. Other elements of DISCOM and the 101st Corps Support Group, such as the 561st Corps Support Battalion were inactivated and reactivated as part of the 101st Sustainment Brigade. The 561st was reorganized and redesignated the 561st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade.




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