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    Carson's MCT Prepares for Europe

    Carson's MCT Prepares for Europe

    Photo By Sgt. James Geelen | Cpt. Xiomara Cartagena, (left), Company Commander 152nd Movement Control Team, 4th...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. James Geelen 

    4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade

    FORT CARSON, Colo. – Early this month, soldiers from 152nd Movement Control Team, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, held a casing ceremony at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center to prepare for a future deployment.
    The Movement Control Team does administrative inspections and processing, along with in-transit visibility of incoming equipment and personnel between two points, 1Lt. Enrique Martinez, Mobility Officer for 152nd MCT said.
    “We have to do a lot of training on international laws to make sure the equipment is up transportation standards and how to get equipment internationally accepted,” Martinez said. “We have to know about customs and the environmental laws as well.”
    Europe has more environmental laws that must be adhered to, Martinez said. They are environmentally friendly and mindful about issues related to emissions from transport operations.
    The control team will be deploying for nine months in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Martinez said.
    “We’re going to be split between multiple countries throughout Europe,” Martinez said. “There will be a ‘sister unit’ operating in the north and we’ll be focused on Southern Europe.”
    Any equipment or personnel that will be moving in the region will have to be accounted for by the control team, said Staff Sgt. Johnnie Duce, Movement Supervisor for the 152nd MCT.
    “We will be coordinating movements, tracking movements and following equipment in and out of many different counties,” Duce said. “This means that we’ll be working very closely with people from foreign armies. It’s going to be a great opportunity for all of the Soldiers involved to learn from their counterparts.”
    The training the company has done throughout the year on Fort Carson has prepared the Soldiers and families for the upcoming deployment, Duce said.
    “The company works extremely hard in making sure the families are being informed and I know that will continue while we’re gone,” Duce said. “When soldiers know that their families are taken care of, then they can focus on their jobs and they perform much better. I can trust my Soldiers to work hard, get the job done and we’ll be successful.”



    Date Taken: 03.01.2019
    Date Posted: 03.04.2019 11:45
    Story ID: 312748
    Location: FORT CARSON, CO, US 
    Hometown: LANCASTER, PA, US
    Hometown: MANSFIELD, PA, US

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