13 SC(E) Soldier swipes back home
by 1st Lt Leanne Masserini
13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) PAO
Fort Hood, Texas — On October 6 a Soldier flew home from a year long deployment to Larkin Terminal, the same place he cut a yellow ribbon only a year ago to officially open the terminal.
Last year on October 15 Pfc. Maverick Sipili, ammunition specialist with the 664th Ordnance Company, 553rd Corps Support Battalion, 64th Corps Support Group, 13 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) was the first Soldier to swipe his card and deploy out of the new Larkin Terminal.
A Soldier swipes his card to allow personnel to inprocess him or her back onto Fort Hood. They swipe their card for a quick way to gather information for a manifest, such as name, rank, and social security information.
Prior to the opening of larkin terminal the Soldiers processed through a gymnasium on post, said Frank Tickerhoof, a worker at Larkin Terminal. The Soldiers would board buses on post and arrive to the airfield just in time to get onto the air craft.
Larkin Terminal opened on October 15, 2005 after four years of construction.
The opening of the new terminal gives the commander almost two more hours back in their area and with their families before coming here (larkin terminal) to start the manifest procedures.
While the Soldiers are at Larkin Terminal they can get something to eat or visit some of the many sponsors that come to the terminal to support the troops.
1st Platoon, 664th was welcomed home in a ceremony at Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center October 6, at 6:00 P.M.
Throughout the 664th year long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom they provided ammunition support to multi-national forces assigned to the Iraqi theater of operations.
The 53rd Quartermaster Company, 553rd Corps Support Battalion, 64th Corps Support Group also returned home from a year long deployment with the 664th. The 53rd supplied fuel to the nation’s forces in the northern regions of Iraq