By Mrs Jennifer Bacchus (AMC)April 26, 2012
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Representatives from the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces visited Anniston Army Depot April 9-20 to select 22 M88 Recovery Vehicles their country plans to purchase from the U.S. Army.
"Jordan wanted to supplement their military capabilities and the country's government asked the U.S. to assist them," said Todd Dishman, a supervisor for the depot's material management system.
Under the authority of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and with the assistance of the Defense Logistics Agency, 200 M88s located at ANAD were inspected by the Jordanian representatives and 22 selected to be rebuilt and, potentially, upgraded either at Anniston Army Depot or at the King Hussein Maintenance Facility in Jordan.
Brig. Gen. Yousef Salem Yousef Ibrahim of the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces said he was impressed with the capabilities he saw at Anniston and hoped this visit will enhance the growing relationship between the two countries.
"This will, hopefully, make the relationship between the U.S. Army and the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces into a partnership -- working shoulder to shoulder," said Ibrahim. "I was impressed with the advanced capabilities here at Anniston and would like to see more cooperation with the depot in the future."
Dishman said Jordan's depot, which was built in the 1980s, is similar to ANAD, but lacks much of the technology implemented at Anniston during the last 20 years.