23rd Military Police Co. Soldiers recognized for ammo abatement mission
By Summer BarkleyMay 2, 2014
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--Eight Soldiers from the 23rd Military Police Co., 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, received certificates of appreciation and commander's coins from Lt. Col. Marvin L. Walker, 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion commander May 1.
Walker recognized the Soldiers for completing more than 2300 ammo abatement inspections on vehicles turned in to the Logistics Task Force Bagram Redistribution Property Assistance Team. Each vehicle is subject to as many as five ammo abatement inspections to make every effort possible to render vehicles safe for their next mission is a critical step in the RPAT process.
Ammo abatement inspections search nooks and crannies where brass, ammunition and links can be lodged as a result of unit missions and traversing the often rough terrain in Afghanistan. The team conducted 1171 final inspections and 856 initial inspections on Army fleet vehicles and an additional 355 inspections on vehicles destined for transfer to Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services.
Five of the Soldiers will begin customs inspector duties and three are headed to 4-401st AFSBn to conduct the ammo abatement inspections in Kandahar.