593rd Sustainment Brigade
The 593d Sustainment Brigade was originally constituted in the United States Army as the 1350th Engineer Base Depot Group, 7 August 1944 and activated 19 August 1944 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana for service in World War II earning a Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer embroidered Pacific Theater, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, and two campaign participation credits. The Brigade was inactivated on the islands of Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines on 20 May 1946.
It was re-designated on 10 November 1948 as the 593d Engineer Base Depot and reactivated in Guam on 16 December 1948. Following a series of reactivations and re-designations as the 593d Engineer Group, it participated in fourteen campaigns in Vietnam from 1966 to 1972, earning its second Meritorious Unit Commendation. The 593d was inactivated on 30 April 1972 at Oakland, California. br>
The 593d was again re-designated and activated on 21 March 1973 as the 593d Support Group at Fort Lewis, Washington. The Brigade was immediately responsible for many post support missions critical to the day to day operations of Fort Lewis, while simultaneously being prepared to deploy worldwide in support of European and Korean contingency operations. Brigade personnel and units have supported a variety of missions. br>
On 31 August 1990, the 593d Support Group deployed to Saudi Arabia for participation in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Desert Farewell. The brigade earned its third Meritorious Unit Commendation. In addition, the 593d Support Group deployed on 24 December 1992, to Somalia, Africa for Operation Restore Hope. br>
On 16 November 1993, the 593d Support Group was re-designated as the 593d Corps Support Group. Following its re-designation, it was then deployed to El Salvador for a Joint Humanitarian Mission from November 1998 to February 1999, the 593d Corps Support Group successfully joined with other military personnel to restore hope in that part of Central America. The brigade was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation. br>
In November 2003 and again in June 2005, the 593d Corps Support Group deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From the moment the 593d took over the logistical mission in Iraq, they set the standard for logistical excellence for the 13th COSCOM. Additionally, the 593d Corps Support Group has supported Operation Enduring Freedom by sending units to Afghanistan. br>
On 16 April 2008 transformed to the 593rd Sustainment Brigade. The brigade continues its legacy by providing the finest logistical support available anywhere. br>