Earlier this year, troops from the Maine National Guard’s 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion supported the first Afghan buildup by transporting equipment, supplies and building materials to numerous forward operating bases. They’re scheduled to return home by January, but they show no signs of stopping.
An element of Joint Sustainment Command Afghanistan, the 286th CSSB runs regular convoys to Forward Operating Base Leatherneck in Afghanistan’s Helmand province in support of the Marines and westward expansion. With President Barack Obama’s recent decision to send 30,000 more troops here, the unit’s missions to Leatherneck, which started weeks ago, are even more timely.
If anyone should be judge what's working in Afghanistan it should be the troops on the ground. Obama's new plan has been announce and it sounds like many soldiers agree with the plan. More troops are needed to resolve this war and more bases in Afghanistan will play a major role.
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