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To carry on; to maintain. To affirm, uphold or approve, as when an appellate court sustains the decision of a lower court. To grant, as when a judge sustains an objection to testimony or evidence, he or she agrees with the objection and gives it effect.


v. in trial practice, for a judge to agree that a question asked of a witness is objectionable. Thus, an attorney asks the witness a question, and the opposing lawyer objects, saying the question is "irrelevant, immaterial and incompetent," "leading," "argumentative," or some other objection. If the judge agrees he/she will rule "sustained," meaning the objection is sustained (approved) and the question cannot be asked or answered. However, if the judge finds the question proper, he/she will "over-rule" the objection.

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Editor's note: The original story can be viewed on the 1st Theater Sustainment Command website.
Instead, a more accurate description of what is being explored in emerging discussions on this topic would read in the following way: "We are exploring attached relationships between a medical command (deployment support) and a TSC; between a medical brigade, combat support hospital, and hospital center and an ESC; and between a multifunctional medical battalion and a sustainment brigade.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that -- with the addition of Sikorsky -- employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Several BBP initiatives can incorporate actions that will help foster innovation in sustainment.
The modified two year BFT-1 sustainment contract provides the US government with the ability to fund orders in stages.
Sustainment commands sustain the hubs that supply the warfighters.
Sustainment membership in the F-5 TCG is accomplished using follow-on "G" or "Q" cases with lines that cover the following:
INNOLOG has been a logistics service provider to Natick since 1997 and is committed and excited to broaden our support to include outstanding Integrated Logistics Support for Sustainment Systems now and in the future."
To address these issues, the 25th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, conducted a weeklong Reverse Warfighter exercise to wargame scenarios specifically from a sustainment perspective.
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