401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2008

By Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support BrigadeOctober 6, 2008

Mike Rivera, a crane operator with KBR, Inc., manipulates the controls of a TEREX AC-200 All Terrain Crane, Oct 3, 2008, at the Army Materiel Command's Wilson Willows Housing Complex on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  Rivera was positioning 17-ton concrete barriers to buffer the noise of the large diesel generators that power the complex. Residents saw an immediate reduction in noise, which should markedly improve quality of life for the deployed Soldiers and Department of Defense civilian volunteers who live in the complex.  (U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant)

More photos of Friday's operation can be seen in the Public Affairs Section of the 401st AFSB AKO Site at:  https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/471513

Editors notes- 

1)  Along with members of KBR who were placing the barriers, were Department of the Army civilian volunteer Joel Baylor, 401st AFSB Safety Manager and Sgt. Dominic Mele, Force Protection Noncommissioned Officer for Area Support Group-Kuwait.  Mele is assigned to the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

2)  According to Rivera, the AC-200 ATC is the largest crane in use by forces in Southwest Asia and has a maximum lift capacity of 240 tons with a maximum boom extension of nearly 330 ft.  In Friday's operation, Rivera said the boom was extended to approximately 65 ft.
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mike Rivera, a crane operator with KBR, Inc., manipulates the controls of a TEREX AC-200 All Terrain Crane, Oct 3, 2008, at the Army Materiel Command's Wilson Willows Housing Complex on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Rivera was positioning 17-ton concrete barriers to buffer the noise of the large diesel generators that power the complex. Residents saw an immediate reduction in noise, which should markedly improve quality of life for the deployed Soldiers and Department of Defense civilian volunteers who live in the complex. (U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant) More photos of Friday's operation can be seen in the Public Affairs Section of the 401st AFSB AKO Site at: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/471513 Editors notes- 1) Along with members of KBR who were placing the barriers, were Department of the Army civilian volunteer Joel Baylor, 401st AFSB Safety Manager and Sgt. Dominic Mele, Force Protection Noncommissioned Officer for Area Support Group-Kuwait. Mele is assigned to the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. 2) According to Rivera, the AC-200 ATC is the largest crane in use by forces in Southwest Asia and has a maximum lift capacity of 240 tons with a maximum boom extension of nearly 330 ft. In Friday's operation, Rivera said the boom was extended to approximately 65 ft. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Nastase, 1st Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps Embedded Training Team, poses beside his "Cougar" Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Sept. 27, 2008, in the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan.  Nastase is a combat advisor who, along with the rest of his team, mentors members of the Afghan military and police.  Editor's notes:  

1)  A "kandak" is a battalion in the Afghan National Army.   
2)  Sadly, the "CARC"roach decorating Nastase's MRAP was stolen the day after this photo was taken.
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Nastase, 1st Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps Embedded Training Team, poses beside his "Cougar" Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Sept. 27, 2008, in the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan. Nastase is a combat advisor who, along with the rest of his team, mentors members of the Afghan military and police. Editor's notes: 1) A "kandak" is a battalion in the Afghan National Army. 2) Sadly, the "CARC"roach decorating Nastase's MRAP was stolen the day after this photo was taken. (Photo Credit: Imogene Brasic, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Glendia Williams, Ammunition Noncommissioned Officer, 401st Army Field Support Brigade - Forward, inspects .50 caliber ammunition, Sept 23, 2008, at the Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Ammunition Supply Point.  Working with Quality Assurance Specialists (Ammunition Surveillance) from the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, Williams ensures ammunition found to be serviceable is processed for reissue to the warfighter, while unserviceable ammunition is processed for demilling.  Demilling ensures the ammunition can no longer be used for its intended purpose.
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Glendia Williams, Ammunition Noncommissioned Officer, 401st Army Field Support Brigade - Forward, inspects .50 caliber ammunition, Sept 23, 2008, at the Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Ammunition Supply Point. Working with Quality Assurance Specialists (Ammunition Surveillance) from the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, Williams ensures ammunition found to be serviceable is processed for reissue to the warfighter, while unserviceable ammunition is processed for demilling. Demilling ensures the ammunition can no longer be used for its intended purpose. (Photo Credit: Darrin Lampman) VIEW ORIGINAL
An M984, the wrecker variant of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, is ready for the 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade paint shop, Sept. 12 2008, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An M984, the wrecker variant of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, is ready for the 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade paint shop, Sept. 12 2008, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. (Photo Credit: Courtesy 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Handlers move "Joe" from the bed of his transport truck, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  Joe would spend the next couple of hours treating residents of the Camp to a short ride and photo opportunity during his normal Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored visit.  Camel rides are conducted at selected Camps in Kuwait from September through May.  Rides are not conducted during the hot, Summer months of June, July and August.
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Handlers move "Joe" from the bed of his transport truck, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Joe would spend the next couple of hours treating residents of the Camp to a short ride and photo opportunity during his normal Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored visit. Camel rides are conducted at selected Camps in Kuwait from September through May. Rides are not conducted during the hot, Summer months of June, July and August. (Photo Credit: Luann Rase, U.S. Army Audit Agency) VIEW ORIGINAL
With the glare of the desert sun behind him, Pfc. Brandon Grover, C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, of the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, guides an M1128, Stryker Mobile Gun System, into position for CREW build, Sept. 26, 2008, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.  In preparation for "crossing the berm" into Iraq, the brigade's several hundred Stryker Combat Vehicles were outfitted with the latest counter-radio electronic warfare gear designed to defeat the radio-controlled Improvised Explosive Device threat.  The 4-day CREW Build was performed by Joint CREW Composite Squadron One, based at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, supported by technicians from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Tobyhanna Army Depot and defense contractors from Computer Sciences Corporation.
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – With the glare of the desert sun behind him, Pfc. Brandon Grover, C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, of the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, guides an M1128, Stryker Mobile Gun System, into position for CREW build, Sept. 26, 2008, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. In preparation for "crossing the berm" into Iraq, the brigade's several hundred Stryker Combat Vehicles were outfitted with the latest counter-radio electronic warfare gear designed to defeat the radio-controlled Improvised Explosive Device threat. The 4-day CREW Build was performed by Joint CREW Composite Squadron One, based at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, supported by technicians from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Tobyhanna Army Depot and defense contractors from Computer Sciences Corporation. (Photo Credit: Cmdr. David S. Hunt, JCCS-1) VIEW ORIGINAL
Generator mechanic Ijaz Ahmad, a Middle East Business Solutions Co. employee from Faisalabad, Pakistan, applies a modification to the fuel cell of a 60 kW generator, Sept. 29, 2008, at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Electronics Sustainment Support Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  To date, the ESSC's Generator Repair Facility staff has repaired or overhauled more than 1,000 generators during Fiscal Year 2008.  Generators serviced by the ESSC are either returned to units conducting operations in Southwest Asia, or returned to stock as part of the National Maintenance Program, which implements the Army's policy of repair as the primary source of supply.
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Generator mechanic Ijaz Ahmad, a Middle East Business Solutions Co. employee from Faisalabad, Pakistan, applies a modification to the fuel cell of a 60 kW generator, Sept. 29, 2008, at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Electronics Sustainment Support Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. To date, the ESSC's Generator Repair Facility staff has repaired or overhauled more than 1,000 generators during Fiscal Year 2008. Generators serviced by the ESSC are either returned to units conducting operations in Southwest Asia, or returned to stock as part of the National Maintenance Program, which implements the Army's policy of repair as the primary source of supply. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
Generator mechanic Amjad Hussain, a Middle East Business Solutions Co. employee from Lahore, Pakistan, maintains a 10 kW generator, Sept. 29, 2008, at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Electronics Sustainment Support Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  To date, the ESSC's Generator Repair Facility staff has repaired or overhauled more than 1,000 generators during Fiscal Year 2008.  Generators serviced by the ESSC are either returned to units conducting operations in Southwest Asia, or returned to stock as part of the National Maintenance Program, which implements the Army's policy of repair as the primary source of supply.
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Generator mechanic Amjad Hussain, a Middle East Business Solutions Co. employee from Lahore, Pakistan, maintains a 10 kW generator, Sept. 29, 2008, at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Electronics Sustainment Support Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. To date, the ESSC's Generator Repair Facility staff has repaired or overhauled more than 1,000 generators during Fiscal Year 2008. Generators serviced by the ESSC are either returned to units conducting operations in Southwest Asia, or returned to stock as part of the National Maintenance Program, which implements the Army's policy of repair as the primary source of supply. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL
An M984, the wrecker variant of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, fully mission ready and freshly painted, is staged for onward movement to Afghanistan and support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Sept. 29, 2008, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.  This wrecker is one of several completely repaired and readied for the fight by 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade.
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An M984, the wrecker variant of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, fully mission ready and freshly painted, is staged for onward movement to Afghanistan and support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Sept. 29, 2008, at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. This wrecker is one of several completely repaired and readied for the fight by 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade. (Photo Credit: Courtesy 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade) VIEW ORIGINAL