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132nd Support Battalion

The 132nd Forward Support Battalion was reorganized and redesignated as the 132nd Support Battalion as a result of the 32nd Infantry Brigade transitionning from a mechanized unit to a separate light infantry brigade.

The mission of the 132nd Support Battalion is to provide logistic support to the 32d Brigade, 34th ID. This involves supporting between two to three thousand soldiers with all classes of supply from food and water to ammunition, medical supplies and repair parts. The Support Battalion is the organization tasked with providing and/or hauling those supplies.

The Support Battalion is comprised of three company sized units and a command and control headquarters. Company A is a supply unit that provides fuel, food and transportation assets to the 66th Brigade elements. Some of the equipment that Company A uses includes; 5,000 gallon fuel tankers, water tankers and 5 ton trucks. Company B is a maintenance company that provides maintenance support for equipment in 66th Brigade. Company B's equipment includes 10 ton wreckers. Company C is a medical company that provides medical treatment to the soldiers in 66th Brigade. Their equipment includes wheeled and armored tracked ambulances, medical equipment to include X-ray, Lab and Dental treatment and a 40 person hospital/treatment center.

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD) is the command and control element for the Battalion. The HHD coordinates training for the units, synchronizes transportation, supply, maintenance and medical operations. HHD employs 48 soldiers.

Company A provides food, fuel, and ammunition for the soldiers of 66th Brigade. Additional supplies provided include maps, clothing, tentage, and barrier material. Company A employs a total of 65 soldiers.

Company B fixes everything from trucks to high speed laser rangefinders. Company B is the largest company in the Battalion. It has 17 different sections employing 255 soldiers in jobs such as diesel mechanics, electronic specialists and radio repairers.

Company C provides advance trauma life support for injured soldiers. Ambulances are available on a moments notice to treat and evacuate soldiers to the rear operations area for additional treatment and/or recovery. Company C employs 78 soldiers in the medical field such as medics complemented by a staff of physician assistants, surgeons, and dentists.

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