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This is the Army Today--Logistical Moves in Afghanistan

From Kandahar, I'm Gail McCabe.

The movement is 24/7.

The trucks inch forward one by one

in a line of vehicles that is seemingly endless.

Their cargo are the needs of combat.

The territory is Afghanistan.

The majority have traveled in this landlocked country from ports in Pakistan.

More than 6,000 trucks and drivers

are on the roads here in Afghanistan,

bringing the goods for the Coalition forces.

[male speaker] A lot of trucks.

We average, just through here, at least 200 a day.

Of course, today is a slow day

because it's a holiday for them on Fridays.

But our peak between both ECPs is somewhere around 600-700 trucks a day.

[McCabe] The support slice in the plus-up of forces into Afghanistan

rolls through ECPs--Entry Control Points--like this one at Kandahar Airfield.

This ECP is a partnership operation.

Soldiers of the Bulgarian Army greet, organize, and funnel the trucks through x-ray scans

and then process the drivers for added security and safety.

The piles of paperwork attached to the cargo--documentation and verification--

is in the hands of the 386th Movement Control Team,

part of Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan,

with oversight by US 3rd Army.

We tend to see a lot of gravel trucks and things of that nature

going to the construction sites

and the concrete plants.

We also tend to get a lot of trucks bringing in cargo for troops from the States.

[McCabe] Shipments destined for Coalition forces tasked with winning a war.

Entry Control Points throughout Afghanistan are a viable demonstration

of the logistical coordination and synchronization on the move.

Gail McCabe, Kandahar.

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