401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 21 Aca,!" 27, 2008

By Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support BrigadeJuly 30, 2008

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 24, 2008.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 24, 2008. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Tire technicians Sidney Robanson (L) and Barry Childs, both employees of AGS/AECOM, prepare to place a 'run flat' inside a Humvee tire at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Mobile Tire Service Center at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, July 26, 2008.  The MTSC, one of three operational in Afghanistan, opened on June 1, and along with the facilities in Bagram and Kandahar, repairs tire assemblies and returns them to Supply Support Activity stock for issue to warfighting units engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Tire technicians Sidney Robanson (L) and Barry Childs, both employees of AGS/AECOM, prepare to place a 'run flat' inside a Humvee tire at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Mobile Tire Service Center at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, July 26, 2008. The MTSC, one of three operational in Afghanistan, opened on June 1, and along with the facilities in Bagram and Kandahar, repairs tire assemblies and returns them to Supply Support Activity stock for issue to warfighting units engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Under the watchful eye of Petty Officer First Class Frankie Presley, a Utilitiesman with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, contractors paint a crosswalk on South Carolina Road, Friday evening, July 25, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  According to Presley, the painting of crosswalks is the last major step in the paving project which fronts the Army Materiel Command housing area in Zone 6.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Under the watchful eye of Petty Officer First Class Frankie Presley, a Utilitiesman with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, contractors paint a crosswalk on South Carolina Road, Friday evening, July 25, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. According to Presley, the painting of crosswalks is the last major step in the paving project which fronts the Army Materiel Command housing area in Zone 6. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Forward Repair Activity and contract employees with L3 Corporation pose with (far right) Col. Terence Hermans, commander, 4th Sustainment Brigade, and (front row, left-right) Master Sgt. Melvin Arnold, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 4th Sustainment Brigade Maintenance Management Office, and HET drivers Pfc. Xavier Vargas and Spc. Antonio Garza, 546th Transportation Company, July 24, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Forward Repair Activity and contract employees with L3 Corporation pose with (far right) Col. Terence Hermans, commander, 4th Sustainment Brigade, and (front row, left-right) Master Sgt. Melvin Arnold, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, 4th Sustainment Brigade Maintenance Management Office, and HET drivers Pfc. Xavier Vargas and Spc. Antonio Garza, 546th Transportation Company, July 24, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Department of the Army civilian employees of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Forward Repair Activity pose with their supervisors after receiving 4th Sustainment Brigade Certificates of Achievement, July 24, 2008, for their work making possible add-on-armor upgrades to M1070 Heavy Equipment Transport Tractors at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Pictured (L-R) are supervisor Jacky Austin, Robert Lane, Timothy Holley, Garry Wills, Robert Gregg, Joel McClellan and supervisor Kenneth Higgins, all volunteers who deployed to Southwest Asia from Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, Ala. Not pictured are Lance Jennings, Jared Bussie and Micah Garrett, who have returned to home station.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Department of the Army civilian employees of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Forward Repair Activity pose with their supervisors after receiving 4th Sustainment Brigade Certificates of Achievement, July 24, 2008, for their work making possible add-on-armor upgrades to M1070 Heavy Equipment Transport Tractors at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Pictured (L-R) are supervisor Jacky Austin, Robert Lane, Timothy Holley, Garry Wills, Robert Gregg, Joel McClellan and supervisor Kenneth Higgins, all volunteers who deployed to Southwest Asia from Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, Ala. Not pictured are Lance Jennings, Jared Bussie and Micah Garrett, who have returned to home station. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
The hedgehog moves off...
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The hedgehog moves off... (Photo Credit: Keith Bruner) VIEW ORIGINAL
This little fellow, a Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus), was spotted outside the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Caterpillar Equipment Refurbishment Office at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.  In the second photo, the spine (which are actually keratin-stiffened hollow hairs)-covered creature moves away.  The Long-eared Hedgehog is naturally parasite prone and can carry diseases as bad as plague; in accordance with U.S. Central Command General Order Number 1, they, and other animals, should not be fed, handled or adopted as pets.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – This little fellow, a Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus), was spotted outside the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Caterpillar Equipment Refurbishment Office at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. In the second photo, the spine (which are actually keratin-stiffened hollow hairs)-covered creature moves away. The Long-eared Hedgehog is naturally parasite prone and can carry diseases as bad as plague; in accordance with U.S. Central Command General Order Number 1, they, and other animals, should not be fed, handled or adopted as pets. (Photo Credit: Keith Bruner) VIEW ORIGINAL
... but at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, the Sun sets behind a wall of Force Provider Barebase Life Support System containers, July 23, 2008.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ... but at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, the Sun sets behind a wall of Force Provider Barebase Life Support System containers, July 23, 2008. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL