Bagram Airfield is a militarized airport and housing complex that is located next to the ancient city of Bagram, 6.8 mi southeast of Charikar in Parwan province of Afghanistan. The base is currently occupied and maintained by the 5th Aviation Battalion (Assault),and 6th Aviation Battalion (GSAB) of the United States Army, with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing of the United States Air Force and other U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard.
American Warehouse Systems responded to a need from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing for additional space in a hangar currently used as a recreational facility for our troops. American Warehouse Systems proposed a large mezzanine floor system to be installed in the facility to create a “second floor” inside the hangar. Treadmills, exercise bikes and other exercise equipment will be placed on the mezzanine to allow for more space on the main floor for other activities. This extra space will hopefully provide some much needed comfort to our troops.
True, Afghanistan probably isn’t the best place to try and ship hundreds of thousands of pounds of steel. It certainly isn’t the safest place in the world to send out five of the best material handling equipment installers in the country. This being the case, why do we do it? Why does our crew fight over who is going to go? I know the answer to this one. We do it because we all feel as a team that it is our duty as American citizens to support our troops in every way we can. American Warehouse Systems was founded for this specific mission; to support the War Fighter. You can feel the pride around the building when this project is discussed. It’s projects like this that make all the bad days worthwhile. American Warehouse Systems is proud to be able to provide this project to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. God Bless America!