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6th Transportation Battalion (Truck)

The 6th Transportation Battalion (Truck) provides command and control of units engaged in Cargo Transfer, Line Haul, Direct and General Marine Maintenance, Causeway Operation, Reverse Osmosis Water Purification and Army Diving operations. The unit is a subordinate element of the 7th Transportation group and is unique because it includes Transportation, Maintenance, Marine Terminal Quartermaster, Causeway and Diving assets.

The 6th Battalion is the only Motor Transport battalion within the 7th Group, providing an essential local and line haul mission capability in support of the onward movement and sustainment of forces. The Battalion also provides a number of other capabilities, some of which are unique to the Battalion, including the Dive Company and DS/GS Marine Maintenance Company. It also provides the Transportation Augmentation Detachment (TAD) which fulfills the Group's remit of providing transport support to 8th Transportation Brigade, a TRADOC organization and co-tenant on Ft. Eustis. The Battalion also commands the Group's only Causeway Company. The 89th Transportation Company is the only truck company in the Group. Their mission is to provide line haul and port clearance support, using M915 tractors and M872 trailers. The 551st Transportation Company performs arrival and departure airfield control group operations and other inland terminal functions such as operating a railhead or a barge site. The 558th Transportation Company is the only active duty DS/GS Marine Maintenance Company in the Army. It provides support to the 68 watercraft assigned to the 7th Transportation Group. The 26th and 30th Quartermaster Detachments are responsible for the barge-mounted water purification system capable of generating high volumes of potable water. The Transportation Augmentation Detachment performs truck operations in support of the U.S. Army Transportation School.

The 331st Transportation Company is the only floating causeway company in the Army. This unit provides the ability to set up a temporary beach site floating causeway pier, a rapid discharge sealift interface between RO/RO ships and literage and direct ship-to-shore movement of cargo using causeway ferries. The Modular Causeway System which, very much, represents the center of gravity of any Logistics Over the Shore operation. The Modular Causeway System is extremely versatile and can also be configured into a Causeway Ferry or as a Roll-on/Roll-off Discharge Facility (RRDF). The Causeway Ferry can be used to move vehicles and equipment from ship to shore or pierside. In the RRDF configuration the Causeway can assist Roll-on/Roll-off operations when used as a ramp.

The Dive Company is the only unit of its type in the Active Component and its capabilities are many and varied. It provides essential support to the Group and should be considered an early deployer on all operations, particularly if deploying into an austere environment or when using ports that have been damaged, denied or degraded. The 74th, 86th, 511th, 544th and 569th Engineer Detachments are capable of conducting Army Diver Operations to include beach survey and reconnaissance, obstruction marking and removal, recovery and demolition.

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