Hundreds of Humvees, tanks and trucks get a good cleaning in Kuwait before heading home – Middle East – Stripes

On Lot 58, military vehicles stretch as far as the eye can see.

There are hundreds of Humvees, tanks and trucks — the workhorses that carried troops in and out of battle for the nearly 10 years that the U.S. has been at war in Iraq.

Lot 58 at Camp Arifjan is where the military’s fleet of vehicles comes to be sorted and accounted for before being sent to Afghanistan, back to the U.S. or elsewhere.

At the nearby wash rack, hundreds of vehicles are prepared for customs each day during operations that never cease.

via Hundreds of Humvees, tanks and trucks get a good cleaning in Kuwait before heading home – Middle East – Stripes.

I was SOOOOOO glad when I left Saudi Arabia that we left our vehicles behind as war stocks.

 

2 thoughts on “Hundreds of Humvees, tanks and trucks get a good cleaning in Kuwait before heading home – Middle East – Stripes”

  1. The local National Guard unit here, recently deployed to Kuwait. Here is a section I pulled from an article in the local paper. “Second platoon and the majority of maintenance platoon have remained at Camp Arifjan, focusing on repairing the engineer equipment the 913th inherited from the 500th Engineer Co. “Much of this equipment has been in this theater of operations for almost a decade and has been used hard and passed down from unit to unit,” Partridge said. “I’m afraid that we will be fighting an uphill battle all year trying to keep this equipment running, but we have some great soldiers in our maintenance platoon and I am confident they are up to the task.”
    Is that a polite military way of saying “Our equipment is beat to hell but we’ll do all we can to get the mission done anyway.”?
    Here is the rest of the article: http://www.nwtntoday.com/news.php?viewStory=63054

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