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The 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania stepped foot in Kuwait on July 1st. They will take command over all bean, bullets and fuel operations in the Middle East. The 316th is largely made up of Soldiers from western Pennsylvania, but also boasts Soldiers from 27 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. Their training has taken them from Fort Dix, New Jersey to Fort Hunter Liggett, California and lastly Fort Hood, Texas. The commanding general of the 316th Brig. Gen. Bud Jameson Jr. of Sherwood, Arkansas says that the Soldiers are ready to get to work. Also available in high definition


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This work, Pittsburgh Army Reserve Unit Arrives in Kuwait, by SFC Adam Stone, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.1.2012

Date Posted:07.1.2012 12:57PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:148334

VIRIN:120701-A-XD571-001

Filename:DOD_100432955

Length:00:01:15

Location:KUWAIT CITY, KWGlobe

Hometown:PITTSBURGH, PA, US

Hometown:SHERWOOD, AR, US

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The 316th arrived at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait at the beginning of July and will remain through the beginning of next year.

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