RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, Texas -- Mechanics and Equipment Specialists from Red River Army Depot recently worked with the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to verify 123 depot/sustainment (-50) level work packages in support of the MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle System. The team completed the hands-on verifications in only 13 working days, significantly exceeding expectations.

The Red River team was recognized by Product Manager Multi-Mission Protected Vehicle Systems (MPVS), Latisha Harris, Integrated Logistics Support Manager (ILSM) and Cheryl Manchester, MaxxPro Publications, MRAP Vehicle Systems Group.

Red River team members recognized are: Mike Upshaw, Perry Young, Glyn Thrash, Sherman Crittenden, Jeffrey Cain, Jacob Hano, Doug Baird, Ed Coleman, David Oliver and Johnnie Johnson.

"We originally thought we were going to be way behind on this project when we arrived, but the Red River team stepped up and put the right people in place to get this done," said Manchester. "The work ethic of the entire team was incredible."

According to Manchester, the primary objective of a verification is to ensure all deficiencies in a draft publication, in this case a National Maintenance Work Requirement (NMWR), are corrected and that the highest quality manuals are produced for use by sustainment level (-50) mechanics. Verification also addresses safety of maintenance procedures, accuracy of warnings, cautions, notes and environmental concerns. Successful verification ensures government acceptance and that the authenticated manual is accurate and useable for the user.

The MaxxPro System NMWR effort included completion of 106 field level equipment conditions in preparation for verification and follow-on tasks to return the M1235A4 DASH with Objective Gunner Protection Kit (OGPK) and M1235A1 Long Wheel Base Ambulance to serviceable condition.