• Lt. Col. Doug Pietrowski speaks with two Korean mechanics while they upgrade the air conditioning compressor on an M195 line-haul truck. The vehicle was downloaded from the USNS Watson on Dec 4 to enable scheduled maintenance.

    Keepin' their cool

    Lt. Col. Doug Pietrowski speaks with two Korean mechanics while they upgrade the air conditioning compressor on an M195 line-haul truck. The vehicle was downloaded from the USNS Watson on Dec 4 to enable scheduled maintenance.

  • Korean mechanics of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade upgrading the air conditioning compressor on an M915 line-haul tractor on Dec. 4. The truck is part of Army Prepositioned Stocks downloaded from the USNS Watson at Gwangyang port in the Republic of Korea.

    Materiel readiness is the mission

    Korean mechanics of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade upgrading the air conditioning compressor on an M915 line-haul tractor on Dec. 4. The truck is part of Army Prepositioned Stocks downloaded from the USNS Watson at Gwangyang port in the Republic...

  • A vehicle drives off the ramp of the USNS Watson docked at Gwangyang port in the Republic of Korea on Dec. 4. Army Prepositioned Stocks - Afloat equipment is being serviced to ensure readiness.

    Rolling off to ensure readiness

    A vehicle drives off the ramp of the USNS Watson docked at Gwangyang port in the Republic of Korea on Dec. 4. Army Prepositioned Stocks - Afloat equipment is being serviced to ensure readiness.

  • A stevedore directs an M915 line-haul tractor off the USNS Watson at Gwangyang docks in the Republic of Korea on Dec. 4. Army Prepositioned Stocks Afloat are being downloaded for scheduled maintenance.

    Rolling to readiness

    A stevedore directs an M915 line-haul tractor off the USNS Watson at Gwangyang docks in the Republic of Korea on Dec. 4. Army Prepositioned Stocks Afloat are being downloaded for scheduled maintenance.

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.

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