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    We Got the Fuel

    We Got the Fuel

    Photo By Spc. Adam Worthey | U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Cris Brown, a petroleum supply specialist with the 877th...... read more read more

    WAINWRIGHT, AB, CANADA

    05.15.2019

    Story by Spc. Adam Worthey 

    300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    3rd CANDIAN DIVISION SUPPORT BASE DET WAINWRIGHT AB— Some of the most important heroes can be found behind the scenes.
    The 877th Quartermaster Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the U.S. Army Reserve units supporting Exercise Maple Resolve 19-01. Maple Resolve is Canada’s annual brigade-level validation exercise for the Canadian Army’s High Readiness Brigade and is designed to develop partnership among forces and increase interoperability. The mission for the quartermaster company is to transport and provide fuel to the Canadian Army to allow them to continue on their mission.
    “We are just supporting the Canadian’s mission, it is a humanitarian mission,” said Sgt. Cris Brown, a petroleum supply specialist with the 877th Quartermaster Company, talking about the scenarios within the exercise.
    Having a small amount of personnel has not slowed down this quartermaster company from completing various tasks they have been assigned to do.
    “We have 23 soldiers in the field trying to get the fuel to all the different places it is needed. It is hard but we have been able to make it work,” said Lt. Seth Gilman, the acting commander of the 877th Quartermaster Company.
    The experience working at Maple Resolve has improved the skills of the quartermaster company and has allowed them to apply their knowledge in real life scenarios.
    “We have learned more about our own trucks and their trucks. This will help us perform better on the battlefield,” said Brown.
    The equipment has been different but the mission must go on and this quartermaster company found a way to work with the Canadian Army equipment.
    “So typically our American trucks and Canadian trucks are not compatible, but we’ve configured a hose to do that to succeed in our mission here at Maple
    Resolve,” said Brown.
    The mission has strengthened our capabilities to bond with the U.S. and Canadian armed forces beyond what we can do by ourselves.
    “We want to get integrated with the Canadians to build a better friendship and learn their equipment so we are not starting fresh when we get in the field,” said Brown.

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    Date Taken: 05.15.2019
    Date Posted: 05.17.2019 18:45
    Story ID: 322836
    Location: WAINWRIGHT, AB, CA 
    Hometown: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US

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