More Army MRAP vehicles arrive in Busan
BUSAN — The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command held the media day for the loading of new Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles at Pier 8 in Busan Sept. 26.
Reporters from different media outlets, including major broadcasting companies in Korea reported on the event to their media stations.
The MRAPs were loaded onto trucks to move to Material Support Center-Korea at Camp Carroll and to 2nd Infantry Division Brigade Combat Team at Camp Casey.
“These MRAPs will increase the capabilities of our commanders to transport Soldiers and give them the necessary protection to accomplish their mission.” said Lt. Col. Christopher W. Abbott, 837th Transportation Battalion commander.
Following the opening remarks by Abbott, reporters took photos of the MRAPs as they were loaded on vehicles..
“It was interesting to see how new vehicles from overseas are placed on the Korean Peninsula as a protective measure,” said Park Ji-yong, a reporter from one of the media outlets. “And it was a great opportunity to inform the public about the missions the U.S. Army has been conducting so far.”
After a series of technical inspections at Pier 8, the MRAPs in Korea will be used for training.