Upon notification, the unit mobilized for an airlift to transport heavy engineer equipment and personnel from Robert Gray Army Airfield
at Fort Hood to the contaminated area as part of Force Package One.
The unit has a retail fuel support capacity of 105,000 gallons per day and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the rapid refuel point at Gray Army Airfield. The distribution company operates the supply support activity, which maintains an authorized stockage list of 1,185 lines, processes 5,000 requisition and receipt transactions weekly, and issues supplies for the brigade.
Soldiers from both the aviation support company and the distribution company put together a package of aircraft refueling equipment and vehicles, forklifts, and safety equipment and executed rehearsals at JBLM's Gray Army Airfield. Lt.
For example, the arrival of two battalion-sized aviation units required upgrades to the facilities at Gray Army Airfield
. Refurbishment of three hangars, adjustment of mooring spacing, development of 10 acres of apron and the resurfacing of two taxiways were needed to start.
They will operate and maintain the Hunter equipment from Gray Army Airfield
, and provide UAV support to troops in training at both the Rainier Training Area, near Fort Lewis, and at the Yakima Training Center, near Yakima, Washington.