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483rd Transportation Battalion (Terminal)

Two combat support hospitals backed by supporting units deployed to the remote training site at Fort Hunter Liggett, CA in June 1998 for the multinational-joint-service-training exercise dubbed Wild Boar. In addition an Army Reserve general hospital and a field hospital were deployed to Camp Parks, Dublin, Calif., as part of the exercise. Army transporters moved equipment by truck and boat from home station to desolate training areas. The exercise tested the field deployment and operations of four Army hospitals. Soldiers assigned to the 143rd Transportation Command, based in Orlando, Fla., and 32nd Transportation Group (Composite) based in Tampa, Fla., coordinated the deployment and redeployment of all Wild Boar hospital personnel and equipment from home station to the field and back again. Wild Boar used transportation at every level from group level to battalion to companies and detachment moving all types of medical units. The 483rd Transportation Battalion (Terminal) and its subordinate units hauled equipment over dusty roads to field sites and staging areas and final destinations.

More than 740 soldiers from 28 different Army Reserve, National Guard and active-duty units joined forces to take part in TRANSLOTS 2001, one of the largest annual transportation and logistics exercises held on the East Coast. Participating units included the 483rd Transportation Battalion (Terminal), based in Mare Island, Calif.



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