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138th Theater gateway ribbon cutting

Maj. Gen.Kurt J. Stein, commanding general of the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) and Brig. Gen. Donald B. Tatum, commander of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, celebrate the opening of the 138th Theater gateway on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 1. The gateway processes around 6,500 soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and contractors each month. (Photos by Sgt. Adam Keith, U.S. Army Central Public Affairs)

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This work, 138th Theater gateway ribbon cutting [Image 1 of 3], by SSG Adam Keith, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.01.2013

Date Posted:10.03.2013 06:25

Photo ID:1030073



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Location:CAMP ARIFJAN, KWGlobe

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  • Maj. Gen. Kurt Stein, commander of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, and Brig. Gen. Donald Tatum, commander of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, cut the  ribbon during a grand opening ceremony at Kuwait’s Theater Gateway  today on Camp Arifjan. They were joined by Col. Gregory Robinette, commander of the 371st Sustainment Brigade and Lt. Col. Christopher Pfaff, commander of the 138th Theater Gateway.
The gateway was recently relocated in a move that saves money and reduces the military’s footprint in the region.
“The relocation saves the government $2 million per month”, said Tatum. “We are still looking at ways to improve the process and save more money.” The theater gateway receives an average of 6,500 passengers per month. The service members and civilian contractors pass through the gateway traveling into and out of Kuwait and other countries in the region.
  • Indiana National Guard soldiers, Lt. Col. Chris Pfaff and Sgt. Maj. Betty Adams, 138th Theater Gateway Personnel Accountability Team leaders, salute their unit guidon during a transfer of authority ceremony held at the Theater Gateway, Ali Al Salem, Kuwait, Friday, March 1, 2013. The 633rd TGPAT from Illinois relinquished command of the Gateway to the 138th during the ceremony.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Tavares A. Stephens, an outbound operations sergeant with the 138th Theater Gateway and a Jacksonville, Fla., native, speaks with soldiers preparing to go on emergency leave at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 12, 2013. The theater gateway at Camp Arifjan has been operating since Aug. 2013 and processes military personnel and civilians in and out of theater.
  • Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Dowd, commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, poses for a photo with civilian representatives who support the Army’s Rest and Recuperation travel program at the One Millionth Passenger Ceremony, Jan. 10, at the Army Life Support Area, Kuwait. At the ceremony, the Theater Gateway team thanked 17 civilian organizations for helping make travel more comfortable for Soldiers, who must cross continents to reach their loved ones.

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