Soldiers were greeted upon arrival by the Long Beach Airport and Fire Department with a shower salute and a small cheering crowd in September. The 311th ESC's main operations were to execute sustainment and retrograde operations throughout Afghanistan in support of the U.S. and coalition forces.
Members of the LGB staff also attended the event to show our gratitude for the service the 311th ESC provided for this country. LGB staff gave soldiers a small token of appreciation with lip balm and a flashlight.
Soldiers went from plane to bus where they were escorted by California Highway Patrol to Holderman Hall Army Reserve Center where friends and family members awaited their arrival. LGB thanks the 311th ESC for the opportunity we had to welcome them home.