1185th DDSB supports Iraq drawdown, Afghan buildup

By Various authorsApril 2, 2010

An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is loaded into the cargo hold of a ship at the Port of Shuabia, Kuwait. The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq every day as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait. The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is loaded into the cargo hold of a ship at the Port of Shuabia, Kuwait. The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq every day as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait. The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission. (Photo Credit: Sgt. David Nunn) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait.  The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait. The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission. (Photo Credit: Sgt. David Nunn) VIEW ORIGINAL
Heavy Equipment Transporters wait to be unloaded from trailers in a lot at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  HETs, along with Third Army transportation units who drive them, are a vital part of Third Army's mission in the Iraq drawdown. The trucks are part of a team of convoys that have driven a combined mileage of over 90,000 miles a month in support of the Responsible Drawdown. These trucks are designed to carry heavy equipment such as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, M-1 Abrams tanks, troop carriers and other HETs.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Heavy Equipment Transporters wait to be unloaded from trailers in a lot at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. HETs, along with Third Army transportation units who drive them, are a vital part of Third Army's mission in the Iraq drawdown. The trucks are part of a team of convoys that have driven a combined mileage of over 90,000 miles a month in support of the Responsible Drawdown. These trucks are designed to carry heavy equipment such as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, M-1 Abrams tanks, troop carriers and other HETs. (Photo Credit: Spc. Monte Swift) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait.  The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait. The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission. (Photo Credit: Sgt. David Nunn) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait.  The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait. The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Davis Nunn) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait.  The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Soldiers of the 1185th Deployment Distribution Support Battalion are supporting the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq everyday as they perform their duties at the Port of Shuabia, a Seaport of Debarkation located in Kuwait. The battalion is tasked to manage the loading of hundreds of vessels and port operations that aids Third Army in coordinating with many agencies and organizations to ensure the success of their mission. (Photo Credit: Sgt. David Nunn) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Robert-Lee Pass, a Heavy Equipment Mobility Truck (HEMT) Wrecker operator with the 1166th Combat Heavy Equipment Transportation Company, an Army National Guard unit based out of Massachusetts, attached to Third Army, performs preventative maintenance checks and services on his HEMT Wrecker.  The 1166th plays a critical role in Third Army's support of the Responsible Drawdown of Iraq by transporting heavy equipment from Iraq to Kuwait for refurbishment and retrograde for future operations in Central Command's Area of Responsibility.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Robert-Lee Pass, a Heavy Equipment Mobility Truck (HEMT) Wrecker operator with the 1166th Combat Heavy Equipment Transportation Company, an Army National Guard unit based out of Massachusetts, attached to Third Army, performs preventative maintenance checks and services on his HEMT Wrecker. The 1166th plays a critical role in Third Army's support of the Responsible Drawdown of Iraq by transporting heavy equipment from Iraq to Kuwait for refurbishment and retrograde for future operations in Central Command's Area of Responsibility. (Photo Credit: Sgt. David Nunn) VIEW ORIGINAL
One of many Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles destined for Afghanistan is loaded into the back of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at an airbase within Third Army's Area of Responsibility.  Third Army, in partnership with the U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, provides continuous, uninterrupted world-class sustainment operations for U.S. and coalition forces.  Third Army plays a key role in providing the necessary command and control and common operating picture for building up forces in Afghanistan and setting the conditions to restore strategic readiness in the Army
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – One of many Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles destined for Afghanistan is loaded into the back of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at an airbase within Third Army's Area of Responsibility. Third Army, in partnership with the U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, provides continuous, uninterrupted world-class sustainment operations for U.S. and coalition forces. Third Army plays a key role in providing the necessary command and control and common operating picture for building up forces in Afghanistan and setting the conditions to restore strategic readiness in the Army (Photo Credit: Sgt. Daniel W. Lucas) VIEW ORIGINAL