• The 100th Stryker (Infantry Combat Vehicle 513)after its final repairs at Camp As Sayliyah in Qatar Jan. 10.

    100th Stryker repair completed at Qatar site

    The 100th Stryker (Infantry Combat Vehicle 513)after its final repairs at Camp As Sayliyah in Qatar Jan. 10.

  • The entire work force at the 1-401st Army Field Support Brigade Stryker Battle Damage Repair Facility, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, celebrate the milestone Jan. 12 as an ICV 513 prepares for transit.

    100th Stryker repair completed at Qatar site

    The entire work force at the 1-401st Army Field Support Brigade Stryker Battle Damage Repair Facility, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, celebrate the milestone Jan. 12 as an ICV 513 prepares for transit.

  • Gary Roberts, General Dynamics Land Systems\' contractor, steps off the 100th repaired Stryker at Camp As Sayliyah during a recognition ceremony in Qatar Jan. 12.

    100th Stryker repair completed at Qatar site

    Gary Roberts, General Dynamics Land Systems\' contractor, steps off the 100th repaired Stryker at Camp As Sayliyah during a recognition ceremony in Qatar Jan. 12.

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Catherine Dorsey, from Montgomery, Ala., reviews the history of the 100th repaired Stryker at Camp As Sayliyah after a recognition ceremony in Qatar Jan. 12.

    100th Stryker repair completed at Qatar site

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Catherine Dorsey, from Montgomery, Ala., reviews the history of the 100th repaired Stryker at Camp As Sayliyah after a recognition ceremony in Qatar Jan. 12.

  • The 100th repaired Stryker is recognized at a ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Jan. 12. Restoration teams at the forward-deployed U.S. military installation received the eight-wheeled light armored vehicle after major combat damage in Iraq. It is now able to return to securing infantry troops moving into battle.

    100th Stryker repair completed at Qatar site

    The 100th repaired Stryker is recognized at a ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Jan. 12. Restoration teams at the forward-deployed U.S. military installation received the eight-wheeled light armored vehicle after major combat damage in Iraq. It is...

CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar-A ceremony marking the completion of the 100th Stryker Combat Vehicle was held Jan. 12 at the Stryker Battle Damage Repair Facility, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.

Col. Robert W. Schumiz, program manager for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Warren, Mich., spoke to the 90-member workforce and other invited guests.

Schumitz summarized the historical accomplishments of the facility - including the repair of five Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle 513s. The ICV 513s were damaged and initially identified as a total loss when they arrived. Once the facility stood up, the vehicles became the first to be repaired in Spring 2005.

"It [ICV 513] represents battle damage repair capability and the five vehicles that have been through here twice. What a significant accomplishment . . . it represents a proven capability that is now being replicated in the United States, two years after this capability was established. Normally, it's the other way around. I applaud your efforts and congratulate each of you for your hard work, your work ethic, 'can do' attitude and pride in workmanship. Every vehicle is delivered to the Army looking like a newly manufactured vehicle," said Schumitz.

Lt. Col. Maxine Girard, 1st Battalion - 401st Army Field Support Brigade commander, also praised the workers and support personnel.

"ICV 513 represents lives saved, it represents the indomitable spirit of the American Soldier as well as your hard work . . . you truly epitomize our battalion motto of strength through readiness," said Girard.

By moving the structural and repair assessment processes to Iraq, the Battle Damage Repair Facility reduced the repair process from 200 days per vehicle in 2005 to 60 days per vehicle in 2007.

The Qatar and Anniston Army Depot facilities currently repair and return 12 battle damaged Strykers to Iraq every month.

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