More than 200 soldiers from Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, returned home to Fort Stewart Tuesday night following a nine-month tour to Afghanistan.
The soldiers led the 3rd ID Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, overseeing logistic operations in support of U.S., Afghan and coalition forces in Afghanistan. In addition to the 3rd ID, the RSSB comprised civilians, Army Reserve units, National Guard units, and active duty units from 4th Infantry Division and 10th Mountain Division.
The 3rd ID RSSB supported 54,000 personnel spread across 24 installations in Afghanistan, according to an Army news release. They moved more than $100 million worth of rations, on average issued out 2,500 gallons of fuel daily, managed more than 630 million rounds of ammunition, and oversaw the movement of more than 80 million pounds of cargo via airlift and ground transportation.
In addition to the supply operations of moving food, fuel, ammunition and other supplies throughout Afghanistan, RSSB units served as customs agents, delivered mail within the country, trained the Afghan National Defense Forces, and assisted in security operations, among many other missions.