210 Brigade Support Battalion History
The 10th Medical Battalion (former designation) was constituted on 27 August 1942. On 9 September 1942 the 10th Medical Battalion was activated at Camp Carson, Colorado. On 15 July 1943 the 10th Medical Battalion was reorganized and assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. During World War II the 10th Medical Battalion provided medical support for the 10th Mountain Division as it fought along the length of the Italian Peninsula. Following the end of World War II the 10th Medical Battalion was inactivated at Camp Carson, Colorado.
On 1 July 1985 the 10th Medical Battalion was reactivated and again assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (LI) at Fort Drum, New York. On 1 October 1990 the 10th Medical Battalion was reorganized as the 210th Forward Support Battalion. On 24 August 1999, the battalion deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Stabilization Force 6 (SFOR6) where it became the 210th Logistics Task Force. The battalion redeployed in March 2000 and transitioned back to the 210th Forward Support Battalion.
In May 2003, the battalion deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Afghan National Army Training mission and provided quality combat service support and combat health support to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (2BCT), 10th Mountain Division (LI). The Battalion successfully established and emplaced logistic operations in Kabul, Afghanistan to support 2BCT’s mission to train and mentor the Afghan National Army.
In May 2004, the battalion was called upon to support the 2BCT when it deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2.5. For this mission, the battalion had the daunting task of supporting the brigade’s mission of conducting combat operations in a tough, urban environment.
In August 2006, the 210th Brigade Support Battalion deployed to Camp Striker, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08 and provided world-class support to the brigade at multiple patrol bases and forward operating bases across the brigade’s area of operations. In August 2009, the 210th Brigade Support Battalion deployed to Iraq a third time to support the 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
In January of 2013 the battalion deployed to Afghanistan for a second time to support the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, designated as the 2/10 Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB). For this mission, “Task Force 210 BSB” consisted of 450 Soldiers, approximately half of its authorized strength. The battalion was headquartered in Forward Operating Base Sharana, and provided logistical support to more than 7,000 personnel across nine forward operating bases in Paktika Province. The battalion redeployed to Fort Drum, NY, in October 2013 to reset, retrain, and prepare for the nation’s next call to duty.