News: Patrol Base Murray Soldiers get improved laundry system
By Pfc. Octavia Jackson
1st Sustainment Command
PATROL BASE MURRAY, Iraq – Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Brown, the supplies and services non-commissioned officer from the 1st Sustainment Brigade, led a site survey team to Patrol Base Murray, Iraq, Nov. 23, to evaluate and establish the appropriate site and coordinate the delivery of a much needed laundry advanced design system and a 12-point shower unit for the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.
Soldiers from the 1-30th Infantry, whose mission consists of patrols, recons, raids, kinetic operations and other missions for their area of operations, have been on PB Murray for the past four months without shower or laundry facilities. The Soldiers shower with field expedient devices at noon when the sun has naturally warmed the water and washed their laundry by hand, or had it sent to Camp Falcon for a four-day turn around.
"These are the Soldiers that need this support the most," said Staff Sgt. Ernesto Diaz, senior laundry and textiles non-commissioned officer from the 1st Sustainment Brigade.
The LADS was delivered and installed by a shower, laundry, and clothing renovation team with the 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade. It will provide hot showers and a one-day turn around on laundry service for the 1-30th IN Soldiers at PB Murray. This is one way the 68th CSSB is making a difference to the Soldiers of Multi-National Division-Baghdad.
"A hot shower and clean laundry can boost the morale," stated Staff Sgt. Marquette Warren, the non-commissioned officer in charge for the SLCR Team.