The Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 90, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1996 Page: 3 of 38
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1083rd HET Co La. National Guard
The 1083rd "Super" Heavy Equipment
Transporter Transportation Company
Louisiana National Guard is participat-
ing in annual training located on North
1083rd HET company is located
in Bossier City La. and has a detachment
in Minden La. The company has traveled
more than 350 miles to train at North Fort
The company is training with the
Ml007 and Ml000 HET trailer system
for the first time after training with new
equipment for approximately 18 months
and having a major reorganization.
The company is equipped with approxi-
mately 96 HETs and drove more than 50
percent to the annual training.
The HETs will be used to load unload
and transport the Ml Series Main Battle
Tank during administrative and tactical
The unit has been reorganized several
times. It has gone from engineer to infan-
ry and now to a transportation unit said
"apt. Ernest Gross company commander.
The changes have built cohesion in the
nit he said.
The annual training of the soldiers sup-
ports the 18 month training process.
-This is the perfect ending of the new
quipment training program said Lt. Col.
hillip Arthur battalion commander.
The annual training in support of the
Directorate of Public Works
The Directorate of Public Works Environmental
Programs operates the DPW Classification Unit bet-
ter known as the HAZMAT Yard is located at 37th
Street and North Avenue.
The Classification Unit is unique to the U.S. Army.
All used products (except used oil and fuel) and haz-
ardous waste generated by units tenants and con-
tractors are accepted classified repackaged labeled
stored and processed for disposal at this facility.
The CU is a less than 90-day storage facility reg
49th Armd Div gives the crew an excel-
lent opportunity to use the skills they have
acquired a realistic training environment
These soldiers have exceeded all expec-
tations he said.
The 1083rd HET company's readiness
rate is developing rapidly and the reason
is the ownership of the HETs.
It is very obvious the ownership has
given the soldiers a sense of pride.
Gross agreed with Arthur.
As I watched the 1083rd convoy move
down East Range Road hauling M-la2s
I could sense the pride of my soldiers. This
is a moment I will never forget Gross said.
According to Sgt. 1st Class James M.
Allen the company first sergeant the
training has allowed the soldiers to train
for their war time mission.
"This is actually the first time the com-
pany has come together and been able to
train as a unit since the reorganization"
The opportunity to train in peace time
as if it was war time has provided the com-
pany with invaluable knowledge and ex-
perience on the HETs Allen continued.
The units success with the new equip-
ment can be attributed to the unique train-
ing program of the company Allen said.
Marvin S. Guillot battalion command
Sgt. Maj„ agreed with Allen.
The Unit instructors and Truckmaster
developed a Driving Program to give the
soldiers the needed training on perfecting
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Serving Those Who Serve
mistered with the Texas Natural Resource Conserva-
tion Commission and the CU received a commend-
able rating in the March 1996 TNRCC inspection.
The CU processes approximately 40000 pounds
of used products/hazardous waste and 18000 pounds
of empty containers per month while servicing hun-
dreds of customers.
Hours of operation are 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday and 8-11:30 a.m. Friday. Turn-
ins are typically by appointment. However family
housing occupants who are leaving need no appoint-
ment and most others are accommodated.
Used products and hazardous wastes accepted for
42 FORT HOOD
Guard trains with new equipment during Fort Hood annual training
the driving of the HET Guillot said.
This saved the company time and the
government money he said.
The company instructors believe the
training program was a success because
of the soldiers adaptability to the new
Once the soldiers learned how to mas-
ter the vehicle they are able to load un-
load and transport equipment easily said
Staff Sgt. Pat Allen instructor.
The HET is a multipurpose machine
he said. It is a great piece of equipment
that works independently.
"The vehicle is very easy to handle once
you get used to the steering" said Staff
Sgt. Larry Moore instructor.
The literature soldiers received on the
HET during training was interesting and
self explanatory. This helped the instruc-
tors and the soldiers to train to standard
and time said Sgt. Travis Kinsey instruc-
"Because of the success of our unit's
driving program we have approximately
163 personnel licensed to drive the HET
said Staff Sgt. Charles W. Hartmen
The unit's training success did not stop
with the transportationn platoon. The
maintenance platoon was able to show
what they had learned on the way to North
Fort Hood during the convoy.
The maintenance platoon had the task
of recovering a HET as a complete unit
that means the HET and the trailer
HAZMAT Yard collects processes numerous hazardous materials
needed to be towed in said Master Sgt.
White maintenance supervisor.
The HEMMTT wrecker was used to
tow the equipment into North Fort Hood.
According to White the HEMMTT
wrecker is a special piece of equipment to
his platoon and the 1083rd HET company.
"With our the HEMMTT we are able
to recover own equipment. We feel this is
our job and we can do it with the
HEMMTT" he said.
turn-in at the CU include: absorbents aerosol cans
antifreeze asbestos-containing materials fluorescent
lamps fuel filters greases household wastes insec-
ticides/pesticides nuclear biological chemical items
oil filters paint and empty paint cans solvents and
water testing and treatment chemicals. Standards for
turn-in are published in the turn-in guidance which is
available at CU.
The CU also accepts empty triple-rinsed spout
containers for recycling. Customers may make an ap-
pointment in hour blocks to utilize the CU's washrack
and steam cleaner.
The CU has available for issue replacement drums
HOME BASED BUSINESS
ONE DAY ONLY!!!!!!
Space Very Limited
RESERVE A SEAT
Fort Hood Sentinel June 20 1996
An M-1A2 is being prepared by Staff Sgt. Pat Alien and Sgt. ben Pritchard
for the long haul to San Antonio Texas.
polypropylene pads and mats alternative absorbents
(Spill-Sorb) magnetic labels for drums and various
Items not accepted at the CU include serviceable
excess packaged products unserviceable solely be-
cause of shelf-life expiration packaged products ra-
diological items repair parts ammunition explosives
CU personnel will conduct walk-throughs of the
facility with prior coordination. If you have a ques-
tion about a used product or potential hazardous
wastes call the CU points of contact K.C Kunselman
or Randy Doyle 288-7627.
The Plaza Hotel
1721 Central TX Exprwy
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1083rd HET Co La. National Guard
White said he would not dream of giv-
ing up the HEMMTT.
The HEMMTT Wrecker allows my
team to recover vehicles faster. It only
takes two people 20 minutes to hook-up a
HET system and haul it away he said.
The entire company is looking forward
to further missions because of the new
equipment and the realistic training they
have received during this year's annual
training Allen said.
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Herschel, Sgt. La Donna. The Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 90, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1996, newspaper, June 20, 1996; Fort Hood, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310121/m1/3/: accessed May 27, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.