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E. Company 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment

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E. Company 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment

Echo Company 710th Brigade Support Battalion was activated in August 2004, at Fort Drum, New York and assigned as the forward operating company to 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry).

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On August 14, 2014, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division was deactivated. On October 17, 2014, Echo Company was reflagged as Juliet Company, 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Juliet Company will continue to be the forward support company for the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. Anecdotal research and subjective inquiry have been aided by secondary research to demonstrate consistency of information and opinion on this subject.

Campaign Participation

Operation Enduring Freedom Consolidation I, Operation Enduring Freedom Consolidation II, Operation Enduring Freedom Consolidation III, Operation Enduring Freedom Transition I

OEF VI-VII

In 2006, the 10th Mountain Division assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force 76.In March 2006, Echo Company deployed to Kunar Province, Afghanistan in support of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters platoon was based out of Forward Operating Base Jalalabad, with several elements detached and based out of FOB Blessing, FOB Asadabad, FOB Fortress and the Korengal Valley, which is widely regarded as the most dangerous place in Afghanistan. The combination of lush tree cover, rugged mountains, cross-border sanctuaries, and prickly mountain tribes that resent outside rule is a volatile mixture that has made Kunar prime insurgent territory. Echo Company’s mission was to provide resupply of all classes of food, ammunition and supplies throughout the entire area of operations for the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. Resupply were conducted by ground and air operations. The unit redeployed to Fort Drum, New York in May 2007.

OEF IV-X

In January, 2009, Echo Company deployed again to Kunar Province, Afghanistan in support of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. Headquarters Platoon was based out of Camp Joyce, while several detached elements were assigned to COP Penich, COP Monti, and FOB Fortress. On the morning of 12 July 2009, the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Chosin) air assaulted into Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, to secure the village of Barg-e Matal as part of Operation Mountain Fire. The unit redeployed to Fort Drum, New York, in January 2010.

OEF XI

In March 2011, Echo Company once again deployed to Afghanistan in support of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. This was the first deployment for Echo Company to an area of Afghanistan outside of the Kunar and Nangarhar Provinces.

Unit Organization

Echo Company consists of three platoons: Headquarters Platoon, Distribution Platoon, and Maintenance Platoon.

Awards & Decorations

Valorous Unit Award Meritorious Unit Commendation

References

E. Company 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment Wikipedia


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