NORTH FORT HOOD — Under the watchful eyes of Texas oil company executives, soldiers Friday on North Fort Hood showcased how they quickly refuel an Apache attack helicopter and other skills to keep modern Army vehicles fueled up in remote places.
Around nine petroleum industry companies were brought to North Fort Hood from Houston and San Antonio to watch demonstrations of soldiers transporting fuel, refueling vehicles and other tasks. “Today we were able to bring industry in and actually show everything from what we call midstream, which is managing the fuel, testing the fuel all the way down to downstream to its end user,” said Sgt. 1st Class Heather Hathaway, a petroleum supply specialist. The soldiers were able to show the companies how they work from the time they receive the fuel until the fuel is deposited into a vehicle, according to Hathaway.