Seagoing prepositioned equipment downloaded for maintenance
December 4, 2010
- USNS Watson downloads in Korea
- APS equipment being serviced in Korea
Operations were in full swing Dec. 4 as the USNS Watson's cargo of Army Prepositioned Stocks was being downloaded at Gwangyang docks in the Republic of Korea.
Longer than three football fields, the USNS Watson carries approximately 1,500 pieces of equipment.
Working with other U.S. military and Korean authorities, Army Sustainment Command's 403rd Army Field Support Brigade is managing the operation. The vehicles and equipment being downloaded will be serviced and maintained by Korean mechanics, ensuring readiness before the materiel is placed back aboard the vessel. Among the work being done under the 403rd's auspices is upgrading of air conditioning compressors on 113 M915 line-haul tractors.