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2004 USCG RAID Team at Kuwait
220329-G-G0000-101.JPG Photo By: PA1 MATTHEW BELSON USCG

Camp Arifjan - 040329-C-7087B-004.jpg CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (March 29, 2004)-Members of the U.S. Coast Guard's Redeployment Assistance Inspection Detachment (RAID) inspect a storage depot for hazardous materials. The mission of the five-man RAID is to ensure the containers that are packed and loaded in Iraq and Kuwait is safe to be shipped to the U.S. More than 100,000 soldiers are going home after a year of duty in Iraq as an equal number of replacements arrive. The RAID, which is attached to the Army's 1179th Deployment Support Brigade, is based out of Camp Arifjan where the bulk of the redeployment operation is located. The goal is to ensure the proper loading of HAZMAT such as acetylene, oxygen, fire extinguishers, batteries, radioactive instruments, fuel, etc, and that each container is properly labeled. During an average week the RAID assists 149 Army units, inspects 435 containers and 259 pieces of rolling stock such as tanks, trucks and armored personnel carriers. This is the second time a RAID has deployed to the region. The first team arrived last summer and the second detachment has been in Kuwait since February. USCG photo by PA1 Matthew Belson


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