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News | Nov. 16, 2021

Troop Support Indo-Pacific recognizes USFK soldiers for COVID-19 support

By Christian Deluca DLA Troop Support Public Affairs

Soldiers working at the United States Forces Korea COVID-19 Reception Center on U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea, were recognized by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Indo-Pacific command for their hard work, selfless service and dedication to duty.

The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's 19th Human Resources Company soldiers received certificates of appreciation and coins from DLA Indo-Pacific Military Deputy Commander Army Col. Brian Donahue. He said it was important to recognize the soldiers for providing an exemplary service for military personnel, DLA civilian employees, Korean national employees, and family members arriving in South Korea during COVID-19 constraints.

“We wanted to recognize you all for going above and beyond to protect the force.  We also want you to know that the work you do does not go unnoticed,” he said.  “You have had a tremendous impact on our DLA personnel, and we greatly appreciate it.  More importantly, thanks for all you continue to do for our entire community.”

The COVID-19 reception team was responsible for coordinating shuttle transportation from Incheon Airport to Camp Humphreys, administering COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test to those arriving on station, and providing additional transportation to quarantine quarters for over two thousand incoming warfighters and family members per week.

Army Maj. LaQuendin Counts, DLA Troop Support Korea Area Office Chief, said the team’s tireless commitment has been a key factor to the organization’s ability to continue their mission in the region during the pandemic.

“These dedicated soldiers perform their duties in such a professional manner, with a great emphasis on compassion and empathy for exhausted travelers who are arriving in South Korea,” he said. “They are a positive influence on the great working relationship we have between DLA Indo-Pacific and U.S. Forces Korea.”