401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Aug. 18 - 24, 2008

By Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support BrigadeAugust 24, 2008

Like giant Saint Bernard dogs on leash, two M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck wreckers on their way to support the Warfighter in Operation Enduring Freedom await onward movement to Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 from 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, based at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. As the primary recovery means for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, the HEMTT wrecker is crucial to the logistical support of the fight .
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Like giant Saint Bernard dogs on leash, two M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck wreckers on their way to support the Warfighter in Operation Enduring Freedom await onward movement to Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 from 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, based at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. As the primary recovery means for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, the HEMTT wrecker is crucial to the logistical support of the fight . (Photo Credit: Courtesy Lt. Col. Jerry Jones) VIEW ORIGINAL
Senior electrician Viswasankar Thambi, a contract employee from Kanyakumari, India, checks the control panel on a new 400-ampere generator test stand as he and other technicians ready it for use at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Fuel and Electric Shop, Aug. 20, 2008, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.  The new stand will allow testing of automotive alternators, generators, regulators and starters under full electrical load, ensuring they will hold up under combat conditions when installed in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, Humvees and other vehicles being used by warfighters in Operation Enduring Freedom.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Senior electrician Viswasankar Thambi, a contract employee from Kanyakumari, India, checks the control panel on a new 400-ampere generator test stand as he and other technicians ready it for use at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Fuel and Electric Shop, Aug. 20, 2008, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The new stand will allow testing of automotive alternators, generators, regulators and starters under full electrical load, ensuring they will hold up under combat conditions when installed in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, Humvees and other vehicles being used by warfighters in Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Just before lifting off on an escort mission, a Polish variant of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO designation "Hind") helicopter gunship ground taxis on the ramp adjacent to the airstrip at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2008.  During the Soviet experience in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, Mujahideen rebels gave the heavily armored, 26,000 pound aircraft the nickname "Shaitan-Arba" (Satan's Chariot).
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Just before lifting off on an escort mission, a Polish variant of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO designation "Hind") helicopter gunship ground taxis on the ramp adjacent to the airstrip at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, Aug. 16, 2008. During the Soviet experience in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, Mujahideen rebels gave the heavily armored, 26,000 pound aircraft the nickname "Shaitan-Arba" (Satan's Chariot). (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles await final road testing at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug 18, 2008.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles await final road testing at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug 18, 2008. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mark Roberts, Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspector with Science Applications International Corp., signs off on the final inspection for a Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Aug. 18, 2008 at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mark Roberts, Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspector with Science Applications International Corp., signs off on the final inspection for a Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Aug. 18, 2008 at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
A remote-controlled "monster truck" appears to challenge an earth compactor to a little racing action as site preparation is underway on the Army Materiel Command's Eastern Expansion project adjacent to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2008.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A remote-controlled "monster truck" appears to challenge an earth compactor to a little racing action as site preparation is underway on the Army Materiel Command's Eastern Expansion project adjacent to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2008. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Using Analytical Ferrography, Army Oil Analysis Program evaluator and VT Aepco employee, David Swan, evaluates a used oil sample from a helicopter tail rotor gear box, Aug. 19, 2008 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan."
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Using Analytical Ferrography, Army Oil Analysis Program evaluator and VT Aepco employee, David Swan, evaluates a used oil sample from a helicopter tail rotor gear box, Aug. 19, 2008 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan." (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy Jonathan Weaver) VIEW ORIGINAL
Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton, S2/3 chief, 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade stoicly bears 'the stick' as Spc. Brandon Beyer, battalion supply specialist, starts an intravenous drip during Combat Lifesaver training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2008.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton, S2/3 chief, 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade stoicly bears 'the stick' as Spc. Brandon Beyer, battalion supply specialist, starts an intravenous drip during Combat Lifesaver training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2008. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL