143d ESC Soldiers prepare to deploy
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2093 Band play a patriotic tune during a deployment ceremony for the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) conducted Feb. 24, 2018, at the Clarion Inn in Orlando, Fla. Led by Wilbur C. Smith, the band has played in hundreds of ceremonies to honor Soldiers leaving for or returning from an overseas deployment. Approximately 200 Soldiers from Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 143d ESC, departed for Ft. Hood, Texas, to conduct individual and collective training in preparation of overseeing sustainment operations for hundreds of American and allied units operating throughout Central Command's theater of opearations (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143d ESC)