Unique skills, capabilities of 8th TSC shared with Dailey

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
8th TSC mariners, divers, MPs and EOD troops share their unique capabilities with SMA Daniel A. Dailey, left, during his visit to LSV-4 Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, May 12. Dailey took the time to coin and promote Zeno, an 8th MP working dog, who has recently returned from deployment.

8th TSC mariners, divers, MPs and EOD troops share their unique capabilities with SMA Daniel A. Dailey, left, during his visit to LSV-4 Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, May 12. Dailey took the time to coin and promote Zeno, an 8th MP working dog, who has recently returned from deployment.

Sgt. 1st Class Nicole Howell
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — Pacific Army mariners, divers, military police and explosive ordnance disposal troops shared their unique capabilities with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during his visit to U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4) here, May 12.

The 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers discussed their respective fields with Dailey and provided a hands-on equipment demonstration.

LSV-4 is one of the Pacific’s 26 Army watercraft assets, and its crew averages more than 250 days at sea, per year, providing over-the-water transportation of equipment and personnel to increase maneuverability and readiness throughout the region.

The 15th SMA also “coined” and promoted Zeno, an 8th Military Police Brigade military working dog, who recently returned from a deployment.

Zeno’s handler, Staff Sgt. Daniel Lyon, said, “We were there to support the Special Operations Task Force (SOTF), and Zeno provided Morale, Welfare and Recreation to the troops. His mission was to make everyone smile.”

Dailey also met with members of the 8th MP’s 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, a battalion whose lineage goes back to World War II, and it is the only unit of its kind outside of the continental United States.

Army divers from the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, the only Army divers in the Pacific, provided the SMA with an interactive, hands-on briefing of their gear and the underwater engineer equipment they use to perform underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage operations across the Pacific theater for Joint Interagency Intergovernmental Multinational (JIIM) operations.

“Anything the engineers can do on top of the water, we can do the same operations underwater,” said Spc. Michael Ritz.

Earlier in the day, Dailey also accepted the challenge of conducting a high-intensity circuit physical readiness training session with the TSC’s Special Troops Bn. Soldiers.

The 8th TSC is the senior Army logistics command in the Pacific, responsible for logistics and supply for land operations throughout the theater, employing 167 different skill sets, with 35 unique capabilities, to include military police, quartermaster, transportation, explosive ordnance disposal, Army watercraft, dive and engineers.

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