Combat Equipment Battalion-Kuwait
Combat Equipment Battalion-Kuwait represents FSC as the single manager for integration, synchronization and coordination of all AMC activities in Kuwait. Responsible for receipt, storage, cyclic maintenance, repair, accountability, and configuration of APS-5 Kuwait prepositioned equipment and supplies. Oversees maintenance and property accountability programs to ensure operational readiness of APS-5 Kuwait materiel for use by CENTCOM during contingencies or exercises.
When units were flown into APS-5, CEB-Kuwait, equipment sets were already operationalized on the concrete storage lots at Camp Doha. Unlike APS stored at other locations equipment at Camp Doha was being used steadily during exercises commanded by the CFLCC/ARCENT. Every six months the equipment had been issued to units rotating in and out of desert camps to show U.S. presence in defense of Kuwait. While issuing and receiving to support the continuing Exercise Intrinsic Action rotations, CEB-KU managed the dramatic increase of equipment and supplies brought into Camp Doha for OIF.
During FY 02, fill of the Mortuary Affairs Operational Project authorized for APS-5 increased significantly. In addition, CEB-KU received and configured for storage stocks associated with the Enemy Prisoner of War Op Project as they were forward positioned in Kuwait. In May 02, CEB-KU issued 165 miles of IPDS, which had been forward positioned from CEB-QA, to US Army Central Command (ARCENT)-KU. The 2x1 Brigade Combat Team (BCT) garrisoned to CEB - Kuwait was transformed into a 2x2 BCT in October 2002. Kuwait also stored a Combat Support hospital, an MLRS battalion, a newly formed Cargo Transfer Company, (CTC) and several operational stocks.
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