SOURCE: Fluke Corporation

Fluke Corporation

April 13, 2009 07:44 ET

Fluke Multimeters Hit the Combat Zone to Support the Seabees at Al Asad Airbase, Iraq

"A Huge Morale Boost"

EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - Fluke Corporation has contributed electric test instruments to help U.S. Naval Seabees with one of the world's most challenging construction projects, at Al Asad Airbase in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Members of the Seabee Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 24 were busy building new support bases and a triage wing for a hospital there. When they found themselves short of electrical multimeters they asked Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, for help. Fluke responded with a shipment of several refurbished Fluke 87V Industrial Digital Multimeters (DMMs).

Fluke DMMs are used to ensure the safety and operation of installed electrical systems and to troubleshoot a variety of equipment -- everything from air conditioning systems to heavy equipment. They are also useful when maintaining and repairing electrical systems, including chiller systems, pump systems, generators and more.

"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 Fluke Senior Service Provider Marty Kidd, 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."

The full story on the Fluke donation is available here on the Fluke web site.

Fluke Corporation

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Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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