501st Maintenance Battalion TPDF Graduates 80 Soldiers from Specialized Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Training

vemat_phii_600pxThe 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron (MSAS) conducted a Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Assistance Team Phase II with the Tanzania Peoples Defense Force (TPDF) 501st Maintenance Battalion 31JUL2015-15AUG2015.  The training focused on providing the TPDF with fundamentals to repair their High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) fleet with drivers training being a Point of Instruction (POI) during this phase.  Additionally, an overview from Phase I was conducted and the VEMAT team equipped the TDPF with 7 tool kits and misc. specialty equipment that was used in the training of the HMMWV and implementation of their tool control program. The unit received the kits during a graduation ceremony for over 80 TPDF soldiers.  The guest of honor was BG Kaayalaliko, Director of TPDF Logistics and Engineering.