Apr 15, 2014

Marines with 2nd Platoon, Bulk Fuel Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, conducted a routine check for ruptures in a 50,000 gallon fuel bladder during a set-up of the Amphibious Assault Fuel System aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 3, 2014. The AAFS allows for the receiving, storage, and distribution of 1.3-million gallons of fuel. This system uses a five-mile collapsible hose system to transport the fuel from a ship at sea to the units on shore. It consists of a vast layout of 33 fuel bladders, each holding 20,000 to 50,000 gallons of fuel, placed inside six-foot tall earth berms, as a safety measure, to contain any spillage should a bladder rupture.

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