10th Regional Support Group
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|10th Support Group|
Distinctive unit insignia
|Active||15 October 1987 - Present|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Part of||U.S. Army Japan|
|Garrison/HQ||Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan|
The 10th Support Group (Regional) is a United States Army logistical support unit located in Okinawa, Japan. It is the senior U.S. Army unit on the island, and has coordinating responsibilities for U.S. Army activities there.
The 10th Support Group and United States Army, Japan conduct theater sustainment; execute reception, staging, onward movement (RSO); conduct expeditionary logistics in support of the US Army Pacific; overseas contingency operations and the defense of Japan; and support OEF, OIF, POLMIL, multi and bilateral partnership engagements.
The Group provides command and control (C2) to seven operational battalions and nine company sized elements. This headquarters is strategically postured to provide responsive logistics support throughout the Pacific, with elements on both mainland Japan and the Island of Okinawa.
10th Support Group
The 10th Support Group was constituted in the Regular Army on 15 October 1987, at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan, to provide administrative, base and contingency support.
On 11 March 2011, a devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck eastern Japan followed by a devastating tsunami. It was the largest earthquake in Japan’s history. More than 12,000 people were killed, 16,000 missing, and thousands were displaced. Immediately, Operation Tomodachi was established to provide humanitarian logistics support. At Sendai International Airport more than 120 Soldiers from the 10th Support Group along with other Japan-based Army units, deployed to assist the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in their relief efforts. The Soldiers provided critical support to reopen the airport and local schools. They also distributed water, clothing and blankets as well as backpacks and toys to children. For its efforts, the unit was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award.
On 1 October 2011, the unit was reorganized and redesignated the 10th Support Group (Regional) and continues to provide administrative control for all Army organizations on Okinawa as well as providing base support and contingency support to deployed/employed forces in the Asia-Pacific region.
DECORATIONS: Army Superior Unit Award – 11 March 2011 ~ 5 May 2011
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