605th Trans Det embarks for Kuwait

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Seagoing Soldiers of the 605th TD, 45th SB, 8th TSC, form up before setting sail aboard Army LSV6 Spc. James A. Loux for the Persian Gulf.

Seagoing Soldiers of the 605th TD, 45th SB, 8th TSC, form up before setting sail aboard Army LSV6 Spc. James A. Loux for the Persian Gulf.

Story and photo by Spc. Erin Sherwood
45th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs
8th Theater Sustainment Command

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — Soldiers from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, hugged their families and friends goodbye, Feb. 14, as they sailed for the Persian Gulf aboard Army Logistics Support Vessel 6 (LSV 6 Spc. James A. Loux).

The crew is headed to Kuwaiti Naval Base to transport cargo for Department of Defense personnel and other customers in the region.

The crew’s main destination ports include Dubai and Bahrain, where the 605th will work jointly with other services and foreign military.

“This is a new experience for many of our younger Soldiers who have never deployed before,” said Sgt. 1st Class Robert Caivano, acting first sergeant for the deploying team.

Pre-deployment preparation involved battle and conflict drills, and sailing from Tacoma, Wash., with another Army ship, LSV2 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Harold C. Clinger. That voyage was a chance for the crew to get comfortable with operations and the new technology installed on the LSV class vessels.

“Tacoma was the culminating part of our preparation,” said Caivano. “Operating efficiently as a team is the most important thing for this deployment.”

Watercraft transport has become an integral part of military operations over the past few years. It is an efficient and cost effective way to transport equipment and other goods throughout the world.

The HMCS Victoria Canadian submarine (left) tethers itself to the LSV-2 Chief Warrant Office 3 Harold C. Clinger of the 605th Trans. Det., 545th Trans. Co., 45th CSSB, 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, during a drill with the Royal Canadian Navy during a RIMPAC exercise at JBPHH, July 9. (Photo by Spc. Tiffany Dusterhoft | 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

The HMCS Victoria Canadian submarine (left) tethers itself to the LSV-2 Chief Warrant Office 3 Harold C. Clinger of the 605th Trans. Det., 545th Trans. Co., 45th CSSB, 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, during a drill with the Royal Canadian Navy during a RIMPAC exercise at JBPHH, July 9. (Photo by Spc. Tiffany Dusterhoft | 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs)

“Overall, I’m really excited about our mission,” said Caivano. “We’ve got a really good crew, and they work well together.”

The moment saying aloha to their families was bittersweet for the 605th, but the Soldiers’ hard work and skill sets are necessary to successfully transport goods throughout the Kuwait transportation circuit.

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