Army Reserve's 647th soon to be under new command and control

A Laurel Army Reserve unit which served 2 years on active duty after the 911 attacks is being re-aligned as part of a new Army program.  Beginning October 1st, the 647th Transportation Company will fall under the command and control of the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Orlando, Florida.

The unit has been serving under the 81st Regional Readiness Command out of Birmingham, Alabama.  But, that unit is being inactivated.

The move only affects the unit's chain of command and will not change it's duties.

In 2001, the 647th was activated for homeland security duty for one year.  Later, it was activated again for an 8-month tour in Kuwait.