Two military services share one mission

| March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Soldiers aboard the Chief Warrant Officer 2 Harald Clinger, an Army LSV, navigate and steer the ship toward its next location during an exercise involving the U.S. Army and Navy, Feb. 7-10, to prepare naval submarines for future deployments.

Soldiers aboard the Chief Warrant Officer 2 Harald Clinger, an Army LSV, navigate and steer the ship toward its next location during an exercise involving the U.S. Army and Navy, Feb. 7-10, to prepare naval submarines for future deployments.

Story and Photo by
Spc. Tiffany Dusterhoft
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Army, Navy jointly train submarine crews for deployment 

 

MAUI — They may have a rivalry on the football field, but when it came to a recent training exercise, the U.S. Army and Navy joined forces to prepare Navy submarine crews for deployment.

Soldiers of the 545th Transportation Company, 524th Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command, operated an Army Logistics Support Vehicle, or LSV, and participated in the three-day naval exercise held off the coast, here, Feb. 7–10.

“Today we are conducting submarine operations with the Navy, to ensure that they are ready for a wartime situation,” said Staff Sgt. Eric Leman, safety officer and ship coordinator, 545th Trans. Co., 524th CSSB, 45th Sust. Bde., as he helped prepare the vessel. “I’m here to supervise everything that’s happening and make sure things are running safe and smooth.”

Submarines simulated an attack using nonlethal torpedoes in the waters around the island.

During the simulation, the Chief Warrant Officer 2 Harold Clinger LSV navigated through the area as an “enemy” ship, while the submarine tracked the vessel under water.

“Once the Navy fires the torpedoes and the torpedoes stop, they are picked up by two vessels that are shadowing us, making sure that there is no traffic to get in the way of the exercise,” said Pfc. Nicholas Ross, watercraft operator, 545th Trans. Co., 524th CSSB, 45th Sust. Bde.

To keep these waters safe during the exercise, two civilian-run vessels shadowed the exercise, making sure that both nonlethal torpedoes were recovered and no wildlife was injured in the process of the exercise.

“We wait about five minutes, and then, when the torpedoes come to the surface, we go and recover them,” said Lee Morgan, Army civilian chief engineer of one of the shadowing vessels.

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