Soldiers convoy building materials, support FOB expansion
Tags: HeroStories , deployment , military
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - During 2009, troops from the 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion supported the first Afghan build-up by transporting equipment, supplies and building materials to numerous forward operating bases. Although planning to redeploy by January, they show no signs of stopping. An element of Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, the 286th CSSB runs regular convoys to FOB Leatherneck, Helmand province, in support of the U.S. Marines and westward expansion.
With President Obama's recent decision to send 30,000 more troops here, the 286th CSSB's current FOB Leatherneck missions, having started weeks ago, are time