An uparmored HMMWV that was deployed in Afghanistan.

Global War on Terrorism

Learn about the United States Army Transportation Corps' involvement in the War on Terrorism. See how advancing technology, from the HMMWV to the MRAP, protects our Soldiers on today's battlefield. Learn how Transportation Corps. Soldiers became front line Soldiers on the roads of Iraq and Afghanistan.

War in Iraq (2003 - 2011)

Operation IRAQI FREEDOM returned the U.S. Army to Iraq twenty-two years following Desert Storm. The operation began with the objective of ending the regime of Saddam Hussein and finding and destroying weapons of mass destruction. The operation began on 23 March 2003 and the Iraqi capitol, Baghdad fell on 9 April 2003. The conflict would grow to an effort to seek and destroy terrorist networks in Iraq; deliver humanitarian support to many Iraqi citizens; and secure the oil fields which belong to the Iraqi people and bring about peace for the Iraqi people, but an insurgency grew, fighting the various ethnic groups attempting to influence the new Iraqi government and to remove any occupying coalition forces. Through all of this Transportation needed to continue, but soon the very transportation routes would be the frontline of the insurgency with the widespread adoption of ambushes using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Transportation convoys increasingly came under attack, so the Transportation Corps would return to its Vietnam roots and revise convoy escort units and equipment again.

War in Afghanistan (2001-2021)

U.S. Army operation in Afghanistan or Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) began on 7 October 2001 after the September 11 attacks on the United States. For the next twenty years, the U.S. Army would count on the Transportation Corps to sustain operations in Afghanistan. In that time, the U.S. Army would undergo major changes, organization, uniforms, and equipment which would all impact the Transportation Corps. Come to the U.S. Army Transportation Museum to see the three types of camouflage, the new vehicles, and much more about how the Transportation Corps operated during these last twenty years.