25th Transportation Battalion rolls out FMTVs
June 27, 2012
BUSAN, South Korea--Soldiers from the 25th Transportation Battalion, 517th Movement Control Team conducted upload training during a railhead mission at the Busan Storage Center June 22-26.
A total of 54 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles were transported to Camp Casey in Area I.
Participants learned to securely strap down an FMTV onto a railhead in order to protect transported equipment from damage.
"It is very important to make sure that the equipment is strapped down properly. This way you won't have to worry about deficiencies on the equipment once it reaches its destination." said Pvt. Hunter Devonta, 517th MCT movement specialist.
Safety was emphasized throughout the training and mission.
"It's all about safety. We make sure that vehicles don't fall off the train, nothing flies off and that it doesn't injure anybody or cause any damage to the vehicle along the way," said 1st Lt. Wilmarie G. Herrera, 25th Transportation Battalion 517th MCT mobility officer.
517th MCT worked in coordination with 403rd Army Field Support Brigade to push the vehicles to their final destination.
"Today our goal is to ensure the designated vehicles with the correct serial numbers are delivered on-date," said Mr. Yi Hak-tae, 403rd AFSB Acquisition, Logistics and Technology supply technician.