Here’s a bit of good news: The 1016th Quartermaster Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Pocatello, Idaho with a significant number of Puget Sound residents in its ranks, won’t be extended in Iraq after all.
The company’s higher headquarters at the 70th Regional Readiness Command in Seattle said Friday the Army has rescinded the order that was going to hold the 160 or so reservists up to four months past their anticipated return in April. They’d been told earlier this week they were likely to be extended.
The 70th’s commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Lawrence Johnson, and others will host a town hall meeting 11 a.m. Sunday at Kandle Hall Army Reserve Center, 5119 E. Portland Ave. in Tacoma, to answer questions about the change.
The 1016th’s soldiers, based mostly now at Logistical Support Area Adder in Tallil, keep an entertaining blog of their exploits.