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Water Purification NCO checking PH balance of stored water

Army Petroleum and Water on the Internet

Petroleum & Water Department U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia 49th Quartermaster Group (Petroleum & Water) Fort Lee, Virginia

Water Support in Somalia

SFC Kenneth E. Price, Jr. Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Spring 1994 Water support during Operation Restore Hope in Jilib, Somalia Quartermaster water support during Operation Restore Hope in Jilib, Somalia, reinforced one non-commissioned officer’s viewpoint of the Army’s need for strict sanitation requirements with water purification equipment. In this article, SFC Kenneth E. Price, Jr., […]

14th Quartermaster Detachment

This detachment suffered the greatest number of casualties of any allied unit during Operation Desert Storm due to a SCUD Missile attack on February 25, 1991. IMAGE (LEFT): Members of the 14th Quartermaster Detachment receive a hero’s welcome at Latrobe Airport, Pennsylvania, March 9, 1991. Specialist Steven Hawkins proudly holds the unit’s tattered guidon at present arms First Lieutenant […]

Water Operations Overview

David L. Bruen Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Spring 1994 Overview on the transition of the Water Operations mission and training from the Engineer to the Quartermaster Corps in 1981 The Petroleum and Water Department at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee, VA, serves as focal point for all proponent and training issues. […]

Water Purification in War

Major Howard McCyost February 1920 Quartermaster Service News Reprinted in the Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – March 1988 Water purification during and after World War I Wholesome drinking water has become recognized as one of the important elements entering into the conduct of warfare. Water is used for such a variety of purposes that it is […]

NCO Viewpoints from Somalia

Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Winter 1993 267th Quartermaster Company NCOs comment on petroleum operations The following are some first-hand observations of noncommissioned officers (NCOs) in the 267th Quartermaster Company, 240th Quartermaster Battalion, after deployment to Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. While in Somalia, the 267th Quartermaster Company’s main mission was to receive bulk fuel from […]

267th Quartermasters in Somalia

267th Quartermasters in Somalia Quartermaster Professional Bulletin – Winter 1993 LT Scott B. Tardif Bulk petroleum operations during Operation Restore Hope 1993 The soldiers of the 267th Quartermaster Company, 240th Quartermaster Battalion, joined units from 27 countries as part of the coalition task force in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope about one year ago. On […]

259th Quartermaster Battalion

U.S. Army Reserve unit from Pleasant Grove, Utah, the only Army Reserve Petroleum Battalion which served on active duty in Vietnam In March 1968, the 259th Quartermaster Battalion, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Pleasant Grove, Utah, was called to active duty in Vietnam. It was one of only 35 Reserve units activated for Vietnam […]

The POL Story: To Keep ‘Em Running

Extracted from the Magazine of the 1st Logistical Command, Vietnam, April 1968 Petroleum operations of the 1st Logistical Command, Vietnam, 1968 Utilizing ocean-going tankers, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, tanker trucks, and multi-product pipelines, the 1st Logistical Command distributes more than 100 million gallons of jet, diesel, aviation and motor gasoline monthly to U.S. and […]