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Gail McCabe interviews Maj. Gen. Kurt Stein, commanding general of the 1st TSC, about the retrograde of equipment out of Afghanistan.

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This work, Retrograde Mission, by SPC Jamie Philbrook, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.4.2013

Date Posted:04.4.2013 2:28PM


Video ID:285893




Location:BAGRAM, AFGlobe

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Lead: MG Kurt Stein, commander of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command says getting the equipment out of Afghanistan, in time to meet the drawdown timeline, is complicated.
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Special thanks to Army Spc. Rachel Thomas, executive assistant to the 1st TSC's commanding general, and the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s public affairs section for their time and talent on both sides of the camera.

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