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    The 573rd Returns to Fort Carson

    The 573rd Returns to Fort Carson

    Photo By Sgt. James Geelen | U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Blim, detachment first sergeant, 573rd Movement Control...... read more read more

    FORT CARSON, CO, UNITED STATES

    07.26.2019

    Story by Sgt. James Geelen 

    4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade

    FORT CARSON, Co. –Soldiers from 573rd Movement Control Team, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, returned home on Saturday, 16 July to Fort Carson. The homecoming ceremony was held at the brigade headquarters, where family, friends and Soldiers gathered to celebrate the joyous return.
    The 573rd, deployed in November to western Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve for United States European Command. Their mission was to provide support to the 330th Movement Control Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
    “We provided all modes of transportation support,” said Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Blim, detachment first sergeant, 573rd Movement Control Team, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. “It didn’t matter if how the equipment moved, whether by rail, highway, sea, or air, our Soldiers were involved.”
    The Soldiers were an integral part of the mission and played a key role in operations.
    “They were the gateway for everything coming into and out of the area of operations for Atlantic Resolve,” Command Sgt. Maj. Paul J. Ellis, battalion sergeant major, 330th Movement Control Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, said. “The 573rd Soldiers moved thousands of pieces of equipment, provided custom clearances for everything and anyone moving into and out of Western Europe, and handled everyone very professionally.”
    For many of the soldiers this was their first deployment, and they’re happy that they can now spend time with their families.
    “After being away for nine months, I’m happy to be able to say that I’m home,” said Pfc. Ivan Martinez, diplomatic clearance inspector, 573rd Movement Control Team, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. “I’m looking forward to spending time with my wife, Itzaira, and hanging out with friends.”
    Friends and family were just as excited as the Soldiers for the company’s return to Fort Carson.
    “I’m very excited to see Caleb,” said Michele Cordero, wife, of Caleb Cordero, the operations officer for 573rd Movement Control Team, 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. “We just had our daughter, she’s 5-months old. So he’ll get to spend time with her now.”
    The ‘Regulators’ hard work and dedication to the mission was noticed by those Soldiers they served with. Posting to the 4th Sustainment Brigade’s Facebook page, Command Sgt. Maj. Paul J. Ellis, battalion sergeant major, 330th Movement Control Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, stated.
    “573rd MCT, a job well done by a team of professionals,” Ellis said. “The ‘Heart of the Dragon Battalion’ has been successful because of the MCT’s drive and determination of getting after the Army’s business. The Commander and I appreciate all you have done.”

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    Date Taken: 07.26.2019
    Date Posted: 07.26.2019 13:38
    Story ID: 333256
    Location: FORT CARSON, CO, US 
    Hometown: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US
    Hometown: MANSFIELD, PA, US

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