Vehicle mechanics keep Army rolling throughout European theater
Warm air carrying the smell of used motor oil and grease circulated through the open bay of the mechanic shop. While one mechanic combed through the colored tangle of wires exposed under the vehicle’s dashboard, another mechanic scanned the various hoses and tubes under the hood of their assigned vehicle.
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Ryan Thiers, battalion maintenance sergeant for Special Troops Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, works with the mechanics on their basic skills and assists with all inquiries. Troubleshooting vehicles can take days to complete but with help from other knowledgeable soldiers, it will help ensure their assigned vehicles are mission capable promptly.