C-17s Carry Vehicles into Theater

According to General McNabb of  TRANSCOM, the M-ATVs are now flowing to the theater.  In an interview in March, General McNabb commented to SLD that “we were tasked to deliver 500 M-ATVs per month.  We have been on line to do so since November.  Even though the trucks were produced, the government did not yet accept them.  Obviously, we are not going to ship until we have accepted products. We are now delivering this month 500 M-ATVs with a combination of air and sealift.”

These photos show C-17 support activities for vehicle delivery.

Credit: C-17 Support, U.S. Army, March 10th, 2010

  • The first two photos show Sgt. Kellie Collier, loadmaster, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, in support of Third Army, guiding a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle destined for Afghanistan into the back of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at an airbase within Third Army’s AOR March 10th, 2010.
  • The third and fourth photo show a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle being secured and made ready for transport to Afghanistan on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from an airbase in Third Army’s Area of Operations that same day.

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***Posted on May 21st, 2010

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