Fluke Multimeters Hit the Combat Zone, Provide Morale Boost
May 25, 2009
Work at an extremely challenging construction project - Al Asad Airbase in Al Anbar Province, Iraq - is proceeding a bit easier following the donation of essential electric test instruments.
Members of the Seabee Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 24 were busy building new support bases and a triage wing for a hospital at the Iraqi airbase. When they found themselves short of electrical multimeters, they contact Fluke Corp., Everett, Wash., for help. Fluke responded with a donation and shipment of several refurbished Fluke 87V industrial digital multimeters.
The multimeters are used to ensure the safety and operation of installed electrical systems and to troubleshoot equipment such as air conditioning systems. They are also useful when maintaining and repairing electrical systems, including chiller systems, pump systems, and generators.
“Anytime our Seabees receive support from back home,” Commanding Officer Tim Simpson wrote to Fluke, “they receive a huge morale boost and much needed encouragement to carry out their daily missions.”
“It’s heart-warming to see the impact a small gesture can have on our troops,” said Marty Kidd, a senior service provider for Fluke, who spent 10 years in the US Air Force. “I know what it’s like to be out there, wondering if people back home are thinking about what you’re doing ... I hope we get more opportunities to let our troops know we care.”