‘Wolfhounds’ conduct CRF terrain walk

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

First Lt. Joseph Keliihananui, Co. H, 2-27th Inf. Regt., introduces Col. Robert Ryan, commander, 3rd BCT, 25th ID, to the Multiple Deployment Facility on Wheeler Army Air Field, June 28. Keliihananui gave an overview of the rigor vehicles and equipment are processed to ensure readiness for movement by ground, sea, or air transportation.

Story and photo by 1st Lt. Paul Weiss,
2-27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The “Wolfhounds” of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division, recently led a contingency response force (CRF) mobilization terrain walk, here, June 27.
The key to a successful deployment is to ensure Soldiers and equipment move from mobilization site to the downrange location as efficiently as safely as possible.
For CRF units, the ability to rapidly validate readiness and deploy personnel and equipment throughout the Pacific could not be more important.
The first stop was the historic Conroy Bowl on Schofield Barracks, once a building for boxing and other performances. Here the Wolfhounds took the new 3rd BCT commander, Col. Robert Ryan, on the CRF process. Conroy Bowl and the Multiple Deployment Facility (MDF) on Wheeler, with support staff, are crucial to enabling this process and ensuring units are ready to move and deploy as intended.
Matt Momiyama, operations officer, Schofield Barracks Army Health Clinic, explained how the Conroy Bowl has been outfitted to process and validate Soldiers’ personnel and medical records to ensure soldiers are ready and deployable.
The 3rd BCT staff and subordinate battalion command teams then moved on to the MDF for the vehicle and equipment deployment process.
Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion occupying the stations explained how validation works from ensuring equipment is mechanically sound, hazardous materials and loadouts are properly documented for ground, sea and air movement, and finally secondary loads are stabilized.
Ryan was able to engage with Soldiers directly responsible for the process to give and receive feedback and the way ahead for continuous process improvement for the CRF deployment flow.


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