What goes into moving military supplies from base to base or FOB to FOB? In a simple (and very safe) world, it would be as easy as loading up some tractor trailers and hitting the open highway. Maybe here in the United States, that’s the case, but over in combat zones a lot goes into moving supplies between bases and camps. For example, you would need to have mechanics get the vehicles fueled and ready, a communications guy to ensure everything is charged and working, drivers and infantrymen ready for the environment they will face, Supplies to be on time and packaged appropriately, and maybe an American aircraft to provide over watch during the movement. In my 9 years as an aviation structural/hydraulic mechanic with the United States Marine Corps, I have seen what happens when my unit does not provide those aircraft for support. Majority of the time the mission is cancelled. As a result, a base will not receive the supplies they need or a unit will not be able to start or complete their mission effectively.