401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, August 11 - 17, 2008

By Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support BrigadeAugust 17, 2008

Mahbubullo Holmadov, a contract employee with AGS/AECOM, pressure washes the underside of an M1151 Humvee at 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's wash rack at Bagram Airfield Afghanistan, August 13, 2008. Once cleaned by Holmadov, a Dushanbe, Tajikistan native, the Humvee will be taken to the battalion's Field Support Maintenance Shop for service and eventual return to the fight in Operation Enduring Freedom.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mahbubullo Holmadov, a contract employee with AGS/AECOM, pressure washes the underside of an M1151 Humvee at 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's wash rack at Bagram Airfield Afghanistan, August 13, 2008. Once cleaned by Holmadov, a Dushanbe, Tajikistan native, the Humvee will be taken to the battalion's Field Support Maintenance Shop for service and eventual return to the fight in Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Two recently-arrived Caterpillar D7 Bulldozers await movement into the 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade maintenance area at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, August 7, 2008. The battle-weary earthmovers await service and repair, and will eventually get back in the fray.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Two recently-arrived Caterpillar D7 Bulldozers await movement into the 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade maintenance area at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, August 7, 2008. The battle-weary earthmovers await service and repair, and will eventually get back in the fray. (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy Maj. Inh E. Lo) VIEW ORIGINAL
The rear of an M1 Abrams tank turret creates some welcome shade for the driver, a contract employee at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Aug. 6, 2008.  The shade helped combat the effects of the 113 degree temperature on this date - which was a bit on the cool side, by mid-summer standards in Kuwait.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The rear of an M1 Abrams tank turret creates some welcome shade for the driver, a contract employee at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Aug. 6, 2008. The shade helped combat the effects of the 113 degree temperature on this date - which was a bit on the cool side, by mid-summer standards in Kuwait. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
The view from a bucket lift, 30 feet above ground, of the work underway on the Eastern expansion of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2008.  The smaller concrete slab in the middle left of the photo is the future site of the Army Oil Analysis Program facility, while the work visible in the top right is for the site of the Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare or "CREW" Facility.  In addition to the AOAP and CREW sites, additional billeting for Army Materiel Command Soldiers and civilian employees is planned.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The view from a bucket lift, 30 feet above ground, of the work underway on the Eastern expansion of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2008. The smaller concrete slab in the middle left of the photo is the future site of the Army Oil Analysis Program facility, while the work visible in the top right is for the site of the Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare or "CREW" Facility. In addition to the AOAP and CREW sites, additional billeting for Army Materiel Command Soldiers and civilian employees is planned. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
WESTAR Aerospace and Defense Group employees Bernard L. McSmith (L), Army Reset Program supervisory data monitor, and Kelvin Johnson, supervisory data monitor for Sample Data Collection, perform a field expedient repair outside their work area, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  Data collected by WESTAR is provided to the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity to track the reliability of various warfighting and warfighter support systems being used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – WESTAR Aerospace and Defense Group employees Bernard L. McSmith (L), Army Reset Program supervisory data monitor, and Kelvin Johnson, supervisory data monitor for Sample Data Collection, perform a field expedient repair outside their work area, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Data collected by WESTAR is provided to the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity to track the reliability of various warfighting and warfighter support systems being used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
AGS/AECOM contract workers from India, and other members of the Bagram Airfield Community, witness the raising of the National Flag of India, Aug. 15, 2008, at the Army Materiel Command Compound at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.  The ceremony was held in recognition of India's 62nd year of independence from British colonial rule.  Typically, the phrase "Jai Hind," which is roughly translated as "long live India" is associated with this day.  Among those gathered are AECOM project manager, Heyward O. McLendon, deputy project manager, Todd Starin, director of maintenance Billy Legans, director of Supply Barbara Gillespie, human resources Manager Dwayne Taylor and Keith Smith, supervisor of quality control.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – AGS/AECOM contract workers from India, and other members of the Bagram Airfield Community, witness the raising of the National Flag of India, Aug. 15, 2008, at the Army Materiel Command Compound at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The ceremony was held in recognition of India's 62nd year of independence from British colonial rule. Typically, the phrase "Jai Hind," which is roughly translated as "long live India" is associated with this day. Among those gathered are AECOM project manager, Heyward O. McLendon, deputy project manager, Todd Starin, director of maintenance Billy Legans, director of Supply Barbara Gillespie, human resources Manager Dwayne Taylor and Keith Smith, supervisor of quality control. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sunset, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2008.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sunset, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2008. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the "Task Force Currahee" Brigade Logistic Support Team pose in front of an RG-31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Aug. 16, 2008, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan. BLST members are (L-R) Maj. Matthew Metcalf, BLST Team Chief; Brian Cafferty, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Power Generation and Electronics Logistics Assistance Representative; Ralph Smith, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Automotive Engineering LAR; and Paul Webb, Joint Munitions Command, Quality Assurance Specialist, Ammunition Surveillance LAR. The Shanara BLST supports the task force built around the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 506th is the unit featured in the television mini-series, "Band of Brothers." Currahee Mountain, part of which is in the Chattahoochee National Forest, was featured during the training of the American Paratroopers at Camp Toccoa, Georgia where they ran up and down Currahee. The name of the mountain became the motto for the regiment, along with the famous quote "3 Miles up, 3 Miles down."
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the "Task Force Currahee" Brigade Logistic Support Team pose in front of an RG-31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Aug. 16, 2008, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan. BLST members are (L-R) Maj. Matthew Metcalf, BLST Team Chief; Brian Cafferty, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Power Generation and Electronics Logistics Assistance Representative; Ralph Smith, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Automotive Engineering LAR; and Paul Webb, Joint Munitions Command, Quality Assurance Specialist, Ammunition Surveillance LAR. The Shanara BLST supports the task force built around the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 506th is the unit featured in the television mini-series, "Band of Brothers." Currahee Mountain, part of which is in the Chattahoochee National Forest, was featured during the training of the American Paratroopers at Camp Toccoa, Georgia where they ran up and down Currahee. The name of the mountain became the motto for the regiment, along with the famous quote "3 Miles up, 3 Miles down." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL