The 94th Brigade Support Battalion was first organized on November 13, 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 94th Quartermaster Battalion. During World War II, the battalion was awarded five campaign streamers and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for their participation in Sicily, Naples-Foggin, Rome-Arno, North Apennines, and Po Valley. After the Second World War, the battalion was inactivated on March 16, 1946 at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming.
The 94th BSB was reorganized and re-designated on April 25, 1966 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 94th Supply and Service Battalion to support combat operations in Vietnam. The battalion was awarded campaign streamers for counter offensive operations Phase II and III.
After several activations and de-activations over the next four decades, the battalion was re-designated on November 2004 as the 94th Brigade Support Battalion and activated on January 16, 2005 at Fort Polk, Louisiana as part of the new 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.
Since the reactivation, the battalion has participated in numerous combat and humanitarian operations. In August 2005, the 94th BSB was the first unit in the brigade to deploy to the devastated city of New Orleans where it conducted civil support operations during Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. In September, the battalion again conducted civil support operations in Leesville, Alexandria, and Deridder in support of Hurricane Rita relief efforts.
In 2006, the 94th BSB deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) as Task Force Strength. The 94th BSB provided combat service and combat health support to all U.S. forces operating in regional command south. The transfer of authority between the 173rd BSB and 94th BSB was on February 25, 2006 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan where the colors were unfurled in combat for the first time in more than 37 years.
In November 2007, the 94th Brigade Support Battalion deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The mission of the 94th BSB was to provide combat service support and combat health support in order to sustain U.S. forces conducting counter-insurgency operations and provide command and control of base defense operations for Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah. The battalion was awarded the Iraq Campaign Streamer and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in OIF.
In October 2010, the battalion deployed once again to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI. The battalion conducted the transfer of authority with the 173rd BSB on 29 October 2010 on FOB Shank in Logar Province. The 94th BSB provided all combat service and health service support to the Patriot Brigade, provided command and control for the base defense operations center (BDOC) on FOB Shank, partnered with the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF), and provided all mayor’s cell and life support functions to FOB Shank.
During OEF, the 94th BSB sustained the BCT with over 200 Combat Logistics Patrols and 4,500 Air missions moving 47,000 personnel and 3.5 million pounds of cargo thru sling load, CDS, LC/LA, and jingle air. They issued over 4.5 million supply items and completed over 2,500 maintenance work orders and maintained a 97% OR rate for the BCT. The Role II medical facility treated over 8,000 patients and 1,110 traumas. TF Strength ran the BDOC and provided all security to FOB Shank, home to over 6,500 pax with 13 miles of perimeter, 32 guard towers, and 4 entry control points. The FOB processed over 44,000 vehicles and 225,000 personnel onto the FOB with no security incidents. TF Strength also partnered with two Kandaks of the 4th Bde, 203rd ANA Corps on Camp Maiwand and improved their ability to operate and sustain the ANSF. Finally, TF Strength provided all mayors cell and base operating support integrator functions for FOB Shank. They supervised all life support including billeting, water, sanitation, and dining contracts. Additionally, they led the FOB planning and development including over 195 million in MILCON construction projects.
The Battalion conducted the transfer of authority with the 125th BSB on 2 October 2011 and redeployed to Fort Polk were they are conducting RESET operations in preparation for future deployments.
LAST UPDATED: 10-APRIL-2013