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Petroleum and Water Department

The Petroleum and Water Department is a part of the US Army Quartermaster Center and School at Fort Lee, Virginia. Students and Army instructors are assigned to the 262d Quartermaster Battalion. The cadre of over 125 instructors include Army, Navy and Marine officers, noncommissioned officers (NCOs) and civilians. The bottom line is to provide the best training possible to ensure that our soldiers are assets and combat multipliers on the battlefield. p>The Military in the Field (MIF) site is a tactical training facility of the Petroleum and Water Department. After MIF training, commanders receive mission-ready soldiers who can operate and maintain equipment to standard. The MIF provides the necessary facilities and equipment to train Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Department of Defense civilians and foreign military personnel. Soldiers, officers, warrant officers and noncommissioned officers train at the MIF site in almost every course taught at Fort Lee, VA. p> The state-of-the-art MIF facility offers realistic hands-on training that delivers highly skilled and confident soldiers and leaders to commanders in the field. Students train on current Army, Marine Corps and Navy equipment. Instructors emphasize the movement and mobility of modern warfighters and the need to keep the force constantly supplied with fuel. Dispersed across the forested, 33-acre MIF site are 16 Army, 8 Marine and 2 Navy tactical training areas. The MIF incorporates many collapsible storage tanks, collapsible fabric drums, fuel trucks and semitrailers (ranging in capacity from 1,000 to 7,500 gallons), assault hose lines, and a wide variety of ground and aircraft refueling systems. Completely mobile, these fueling systems can be delivered by road, rail, air and sea. Various refueling vehicles are necessary for many of the systems, such as the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) for transporting fuel and the HEMTT Tanker Aviation Refueling System (HTARS) for aircraft refueling.

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