A Vital Supporting Role

By Jim HinnantJune 24, 2008

Heavy mobile equipment mechanic Carl Bess troubleshoots the driver's seat hydraulic assist mechanism for an M1117 Guardian, Armored Security Vehicle (ASV), June 18, 2008, at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's ASV Repair Facility in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Bess is a Department of the Army Civilian employee, deployed to Southwest Asia from Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas. The ASV Repair Facility receives battle-damaged or battle-weary M1117s from U.S. Army units in Iraq or Afghanistan, and returns them to operational status.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Heavy mobile equipment mechanic Carl Bess troubleshoots the driver's seat hydraulic assist mechanism for an M1117 Guardian, Armored Security Vehicle (ASV), June 18, 2008, at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's ASV Repair Facility in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Bess is a Department of the Army Civilian employee, deployed to Southwest Asia from Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas. The ASV Repair Facility receives battle-damaged or battle-weary M1117s from U.S. Army units in Iraq or Afghanistan, and returns them to operational status. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant) VIEW ORIGINAL