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226th Area Support Group

The 226th Area Support Group, an Alabama Army National Guard unit headquartered in Mobile, AL, deployed to Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War. Schwarzkopf's division and corps commanders found it difficult to come to grips with a battle plan that seemed to pose insurmountable logistics obstacles.

On 23 November, the 731st Maintenance Battalion helped establish Logbase Alpha to support VII Corps in its TAA. The battalion exercised administrative control over all support units in the vicinity, including the elements of the VII Corps support command and the 2nd COSCOM. Emphasis at Logbase Alpha was on accumulating enough supplies of rations, water, bulk petroleum products, and ammunition to support 113,000 soldiers. The base eventually grew to 30 miles by 30 miles wide.

Logbase Bravo, the major theater prepositioned supply hub, was located just south of KKMC. It was established by the 226th Area Support Group (ASG), an Alabama National Guard unit, and designed to support 250,000 soldiers. It contained, among other items, theater stocks of clothing and organizational equipment, barrier and other engineer-type material, rentals, busses and trucks. It too was 30 by 30 miles wide.



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