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NEWS | Nov. 9, 2018

'Tug Life': 73rd Trans. Co. trains to tow

By Senior Airman Derek Seifert 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 73rd Transportation Company, 10th Trans. Battalion, 7th Trans. Brigade (Expeditionary) train and qualify on rear-towing procedures and techniques Nov. 5, 2018 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.


The 73rd Trans. Co. maintains the only 800-series Large Tug boat in the Army, as well as two 900-series Small Tugs, a floating 100-ton Barge Derrick Crane and a 188k/gal Fuel Barge out of Third Port. To maintain each vessel, a crew consisting of a vessel master, chief engineer, five watercraft operators and four watercraft engineers.