Lenoir-Based N.C. Guard Unit Celebrates Homecoming


A welcome home ceremony was held for the North Carolina National Guard’s 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Hickory on Fri., March14.

The unit, composed of 50 soldiers, returned from a deployment in support of the Multinational Observer mission responsible for maintaining the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel. The MFO is an independent international organization, specifically created to compliance of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty of 1979. The observer mission began in 1982 and is also supported by other nations such as Canada, Australia, France, Italy and Hungary.

The 630th was responsible for maintaining sustainment assistance of logistical supply, finance, postal operations medical care and life support for 32 remote sites which supported MFO elements to uphold the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel. Soldiers of the 630th accomplished many missions, ranging from transporting supplies well over 93,000 miles, which consisted of hauling thousands of tons of water, rations and fuel to various locations on the border of Israel and Egypt.

In addition, the unit managed a central issue facility warehouse inventory valued at $815,000 and successfully operated a finance office responsible for maintaining more than $500,000 worth of U.S. currency for disbursements and other transactions.

The 630th has been deployed numerous times; once in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and again in 2006 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where the unit earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation.



Contact: Capt. Matthew Boyle
Phone: (919) 664-6242

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