• Brenda Bell inspects weapons to determine what repairs are needed. Bell is a member of one of Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

    Same mission, new name: SARET becomes USAR

    Brenda Bell inspects weapons to determine what repairs are needed. Bell is a member of one of Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Rex Brown repairs a machine gun stand using new components. Brown is a member of one of Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

    Same mission, new name: SARET becomes USAR

    Rex Brown repairs a machine gun stand using new components. Brown is a member of one of Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • William Beavers installs replacement parts in a M240B machine gun. Beavers is a member of one of Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

    Same mission, new name: SARET becomes USAR

    William Beavers installs replacement parts in a M240B machine gun. Beavers is a member of one of Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Reginald Barclay performs a final inspection on a M240B machine gun. Barclay is a member of one of Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

    Same mission, new name: SARET becomes USAR

    Reginald Barclay performs a final inspection on a M240B machine gun. Barclay is a member of one of Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Tunica Kidd, foreground, and Nutosha Curry pull replacement parts for M240B machine guns being repaired at Fort Benning. Kidd and Burry are support members for Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort Benning, Ga.

    Same mission, new name: SARET becomes USAR

    Tunica Kidd, foreground, and Nutosha Curry pull replacement parts for M240B machine guns being repaired at Fort Benning. Kidd and Burry are support members for Anniston Army Depot's USAR teams, which recently mobilized to repair weapons at Fort...

ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The depot's Small Arms Repair and Evaluation Team has a new name, but the same mission - to repair weapons, on site, for military units preparing to deploy or returning from deployment.

SARET is now known as U.S. Army Special Operations Command Small Arms Repair, or USAR.

Two teams were recently sent to Fort Benning to assist with weapons returning from overseas.

The teams split into sections - inspection, repair and final inspection. Two employees from the Directorate of Material Management accompanied the team to supply them with parts needed for the repairs.

The two eight-person teams averaged 300 weapons repaired each day.

"These teams perform a 30-level repair," said Jason Crook, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command equipment specialist assigned to the USAR teams. "As soon as the weapon leaves, it is ready to go back into combat."

Lee Franklin, a logistics management specialist for Army Materiel Command assigned to Fort Benning said the USAR program is vital to the Army.

"This is a very important program and we couldn't survive without it," he said.

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