BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser, III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, made a brief visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 19 to learn more about the processes the 401st employs to prepare equipment to be shipped from the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

U.S. Transportation Command is tasked with the coordination of people and transportation assets to allow the United States to project and sustain forces, whenever, wherever, and for as long as they are needed. The command is a critical partner for the 401st AFSB mission to retrograde non-mission essential equipment from the CJOA-A. The mission will be accomplished from numerous 401st locations and involves engaging the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, one of TRANSCOM's component commands, at every step along the way from planning and forecasting, to multi-modal movement, to surface transportation and finally debarkation at the destination.