13th COSCOM Activates New Unit

13th COSCOM Public Affairs Office

FORT HOOD — The 13th Corps Support Command will activate the Corps Distribution Command and conduct a deployment and retreat ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m.

Commanders will activate the CDC at Sadowski Field on Fort Hood. This provisional, first-of-its-kind unit is part of the Army's comprehensive plan to revolutionize Army logistics. The CDC concept integrates logistics operations, plans, and management into one center of gravity structure providing the Commander improved situational awareness and enabling logisticians to meet continuing needs of combatant maneuver commanders.

The Corp Distribution Command has over-watch for COSCOM's operational battalions the 49th Movement Control Battalion, the 4th Corps Material Management Center and the Special Troops Battalion.

Following the activation, the 13th COSCOM will conduct a Deployment Ceremony. During the Deployment Ceremony the Unit will perform the ritual casing of the colors. The flags of the COSCOM's various units will be "cased," or furled, signifying the shift of their mission from Fort Hood to Iraq. In Iraq the colors will be uncased, signifying the start of the unit's mission in Iraq.

News media wishing to attend this event need to be at Fort Hood's 79th Street entrance by 3p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18. Please confirm your intent to attend by calling the 13th COSCOM Public Affairs Office at (254) 287-8872 or (254) 702-4048 by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17.