On November 29, 1965, "513" had made the first trip to McGhee Tyson Airport (Tennessee) to pick up four 'blivets
', as Capt Clanton called the devices, with Eglin as destination.
Continuing with the mechanized infantry company as an example, a chemical decontamination platoon would need to fill both of its 3,000-gallon water storage blivets
and receive a resupply from a 2,000-gallon Load-Handling System Compatible Water Tank Rack (Hippo) to meet the company's water needs for DED.
* Sling load 500-gallon fuel blivets
from a Chinook, fly to the proposed JFARP location, and establish a FARP using the Advanced Aviation Forward Area Refueling System (AAFARS).
These platforms provide flexibility for ammunition transport, recovery platforms for vehicles and other equipment, and water resupply when using water blivets
. The current MTOE only authorizes the use of light medium tactical vehicles/medium tactical vehicles (LMTV/MTVs), which have significantly less cargo space and cannot be used for recovery missions.
The FSC will require two M978 heavy expanded mobility tactical truck fuelers, six 500-gallon collapsible fuel blivets
, and two forward area refueling equipment (FARE) systems to support class IIIB (bulk petroleum, oils, and lubricants) storage and distribution requirements.
To accurately determine fuel numbers, several factors need to be examined in relation to each other: total fuel storage capacity of the distribution platoon (such as HEMTT fuel tankers and fuel blivets
), the number of aircraft being fueled throughout the rotation by type (including their fuel capacities and consumption rates), flight schedules and anticipated movement, and the possible times to receive fuel pushes from Cubic--ESG.
The advantage of the heavy equipment was that, with coordination from the contracting office, it could be used for other tasks such as digging a berm for fuel blivets
. The advantage of the local labor was that it put money directly back into the local population.
Any available space was taken up by decontamination equipment, water blivets
, and bottles of soap and bleach mixtures.
In a support battalion, equipment to be serviced during this week could include reverse osmosis water purification units, water blivets
, and slings; fuel system supply points; direct support transportation assets (light medium tactical vehicles, stake-and-platform trailers, and heavy equipment transporters); ambulances; medical equipment sets; laboratory, x-ray, and dental shop vans; and electronic repair semitrailers (housing Integrated Family of Test Equipment and Direct Support Electronic Test Sets).
Then A Company's "water dogs" built the carwash using a load handling system flatbed, two forward area water point supply system blivets
, a 600-gallon plastic water tank, and two locally purchased 3.96-gallon-per-minute pressure washers.
 LCLA operations deliver all classes of supply, to include larger bundles such as Class III fuel blivets
and Class V ammunition up to 155mm rounds, that would not be possible by other means due to the factors of METT-TC.
In the past, units have used some of these sorties to deliver fuel blivets
with the forward area refuel equipment.
The container unitized bulk equipment (CUBE) system contains 2 fuel blivets
, or water bladders, that can hold as much as 500 gallons of liquid apiece for delivery to forward operating bases (FOBs) by helicopter, airplane, or truck.
The significant size of the FARP and the western side of the FLS was compounded by having only six Soldiers, who also had to complete the hookups of any external (fuel blivets
, cargo nets, vehicles) loads as well.
We augmented the CRT with 7,600 gallons of fuel delivered on two M978 heavy, expanded-mobility, tactical truck (HEMTT) fuel tankers, each carrying 2,300 gallons of fuel and pulling a load-handling system (LHS) trailer that carried three 500-gallon fuel blivets
, which gave us flexibility to position fuel assets in several locations; four HEMTT-LHSs carrying six 500-gallon water blivets
each; 3 days' supply of meals, ready to eat; bottled water; and additional packaged class III (petroleum, oils, and lubricants), class IV (construction and barrier materials), and class V.