An Afghan contractor checks scrap metal and boxes loaded on back up a contracted "jingle" truck at Todd Maritime Services International, a coalition-contracted shipping and receiving yard in Kabul in July 2012. The metal and other coalition equipment was collected and sold with the help of the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office. The Deputy Command of Support Operations under NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and within DCOM-SPO, Regional Support Command-Capital worked very closely with reutilization and marketing office on the project in hopes of showing their Afghan partners how to obtain funds from old equipment and scrap materials.
These broken support systems for stretchers and other scrap materials and coalition forces equipment were part of the more than 1 million pound collection turned over to the Defense Reutilization and Management Office at the Todd Maritime Services International yard in Kabul, Afghanistan, in July and August of 2012. The materials were collected and sold to local contractors to save U.S. taxpayers money. The Deputy Command of Support Operations under NATO Training Mission Afghanistan leaders also hope that they showed a success story to their Afghan partners with this operation. NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan is a coalition of 38 troop-contributing nations charged with assisting the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in generating a capable and sustainable Afghan National Security Force ready to take lead of their country's security by 2014.
Contracted Afghan workers sort through metal shelves and wall lockers at the Todd Maritime Services International Yard in Kabul in July 2012. The deputy command of support operations under NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan with the help of the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office conducted the harvest operation to get rid of outdated and broken coalition equipment and to save the U.S. taxpayers some money.