Sustainers take control of warehouse
July 27, 2009
VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Soldiers of the 639th Quartermaster Company partnered to manage the East Liberty Supply Support Activity warehouse, an array of supply items for base customers here and the surrounding camps and forward operating bases.
Sixteen Soldiers from Kallispell, Libby and Havre, Mont., partnered with 14 civilian contractors and collectively operate a warehouse consisting of inventories, processing, receiving and issuing over 6,000 stock items.
The yard is divided into five sections: issue, receiving, storage, stock control and turn-in/shipping. Each section is dependent on each other and has one goal in common to accomplish the mission and supply the force.
Customer service, a key part of their mission, is one way of ensuring customers receive their products in a timely manner.
The section is always in high demand and every Soldier must keep the operation moving. The supply yard can have up to 70 air-pallets dropped and four trucks full of supplies being delivered in one day. The Soldiers continue to support their customers by delivering the warehouse items and work through the continuous flow of freights.
Despite the challenges, the Soldiers will continue to supply the Coalition forces with supplies.