371st Sustainment Brigade with patch.

Sustainment Warriors ~
The 371st Sustainment Brigade provides command and control for all subordinate units of the sustainment brigade, synchronizes current and future sustainment operations for the Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) and Theater Sustainment Command (TSC).

History of The 371st Sustainment Brigade

In this photo, Capt. Harold E. Weikert, commanding officer of Company M, 148th Infantry, awaits further orders as his company arrives at Camp Atterbury, Ind. via train for annual training, circa 1950.

October 31, 1872 ~
1487th Transportation Company

In this photo, Soldiers of Company E, 145th Infantry eat their noon meal on the side of Hill 700 on the island of Bougainville in March 1944. The 1486th spent 38 years from 1921 to 1958 as Company E.

July 15, 1876 ~
1486th Transportation Company

Truck driving through flooded street.

October 01, 1984 ~
1484th Transportation Company

Soldier readies to man the gunner position in the Virtual Convoy Operations Trainer.

April 01, 1985 ~
1485th Transportation Company

Brig. Gen. William Smith mounted on the first horse at left ride with his staff.

August 29, 1917
Headquarters and Special Troops
Battalion, 371st Sustainment Brigade

371st Sustainment Brigade

  • Headquarters and Special Troops Battalion, 371st Sustainment Brigade
  • 137th Signal Company
  • 211th Maintenance Company: Organized | Historical Sketch  
  • 212th Maintenance Company

112th Medical Battalion

112th Transportation Battalion


Ohio Army National Guard vehicles lined up.

Ohio National Guard photo

Ohio ARNG transportation units answer Louisiana’s call following Hurricane Ida

About 170 Ohio Army National Guard members from several units within the 112th Transportation Battalion were among the approximately 3,500 National Guard members from multiple states who answered Louisiana’s call for assistance after Hurricane Ida left a path of destruction through the southern state in late August.



Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. presents the Legion of Merit award to retired Col. Gregory J. Betts.

Photo by Spc. Jessica Silhavy, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Betts receives Legion of Merit

Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr. (left), Ohio adjutant general, presents the Legion of Merit to retired Col. Gregory J. Betts April 20, 2021, at the Maj. Gen. Robert S. Beightler Armory in Columbus, Ohio. The award is presented to service members that display exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. Prior to his retirement from the military, Betts’ most recent positions were as director of human resources for the Ohio National Guard and commander of the 371st Sustainment Brigade, which he led during the unit’s last overseas deployment in 2017-18, in support of U.S. Central Command.


Collage of Soldliers being greeted as they come down stairs from plane and Soldier hugging family.

Ohio National Guard photos

The best Christmas gift: 1487th Transportation Company returns home

Soldiers from the 1487th Transportation Company, based in Piqua, Ohio, are welcomed home as they return from a nearly yearlong deployment, Dec. 24, 2020. While deployed, the 1487th provided transportation assets and support to various units throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations. See photos and stories from the 1487th’s deployment on the unit’s Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) page.



Soldier in doorway carrying colors.

Photo by Sgt. Thomas Moeger, 1487th Transportation Company

Looking Back: 1487th Transportation Company TOA ceremony

Soldiers of the 1487th Transportation Company participate in a transfer of authority ceremony at the culmination of a nearly yearlong deployment, Dec. 17, 2020. Conducting more than 700 missions while deployed, the 1487th provided transportation assets and support to various units throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations, and handed over the mission to the New Mexico Army National Guard’s 720th Transportation Company.



Honkpo in front of US and Ohio flags.

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs

Freedom and Opportunity: A Togolese-American story

Sgt. Kouami Honkpo, an incentives specialist in the Ohio National Guard Education and Incentives Office, grew up in Lomè, Togo in West Africa, which he left to come to Ohio and pursue the freedom and opportunity available in the U.S. Although he has not yet deployed during his military career, Honkpo said one of his motivations for joining the U.S. military was for the opportunity to help spread democracy and freedom throughout the world.



Ohio Army National Guard Spec. Adam Slabodnick stands with his drill sergeant.

Courtesy photo

High school teacher begins National Guard career at 35

When Ohio Army National Guard Spc. Adam Slabodnick reported for his first day of basic training last summer, he was nearly twice the age of most of the new recruits. Slabodnick, who is a health and physical education teacher as well as the tennis coach at Avon Lake High School, took a nontraditional path to joining the military.



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