• Col. Michael Lopez, commander, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, and his wife, Marianne (next to him), welcome the new 403rd AFSB Command Sgt. Maj. Dexter Speights, and his wife, Wonda (far left), to the 403rd AFSB. (Photo by Pfc. Kim Joon Hyung, 403rd AFSB)

    Col. Michael Lopez, commander, 403rd Army Field...

    Col. Michael Lopez, commander, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, and his wife, Marianne (next to him), welcome the new 403rd AFSB Command Sgt. Maj. Dexter Speights, and his wife, Wonda (far left), to the 403rd AFSB. (Photo by Pfc. Kim Joon Hyung, 403rd...

  • Shown are some attendees at the first 403rd AFSB's FRG Steering Committee meeting Oct. 26 attended by newly acquired Logistics Readiness Centers via a video teleconference from Korea and Japan. Attendees shown are, from left, Yong Mitchell; Sherry Gillyard; Regina Strong; Marianne Lopez; Wonda Speights; Lt. Col. Gary Cregan; Maj. Timothy Barrett; Col. Michael Lopez, 403rd AFSB commander; Command Sgt. Maj. Dexter Speights; James Pierce; and Marlu Villarosa. (Photo by Pfc. Kim Joon Hyung, 403rd AFSB)

    Shown are some attendees at the first 403rd...

    Shown are some attendees at the first 403rd AFSB's FRG Steering Committee meeting Oct. 26 attended by newly acquired Logistics Readiness Centers via a video teleconference from Korea and Japan. Attendees shown are, from left, Yong Mitchell; Sherry...

CAMP HENRY, Republic of Korea -- The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade held its first Brigade Family Readiness Group Steering Committee meeting Oct. 26 incorporating the six newly acquired Logistics Readiness Centers located in Korea and Japan.

The meeting was attended by brigade and battalion spouses, as well as members from its newly acquired Logistics Readiness Centers.

The transfer of Directorate of Logistics operations from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command to the U.S. Army Materiel Command formally took effect on Oct. 1.

The U.S. Army Sustainment Command, a subordinate command of AMC which is headquartered on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., will manage DOL operations. The transfer covers 73 DOL locations, 49 in the United States and 24 overseas, and comes after 24 months of detailed planning. The 403rd AFSB is one of seven brigades within ASC.

The Directorate of Logistics provides supply, equipment maintenance, transportation, ammunition management, laundry, bulk fuel, property book, and food services at Army installations. The total DOL workforce encompasses about 5,000 civilian employees, 100 military personnel, and 18,000 contractors.

Col. Michael Lopez, 403rd AFSB commander, and his spouse, Marianne, spearheaded the meeting focusing on purpose, methodology, and discussion. Lopez emphasized unit cohesion based on the opportunities of various events at each location where the 403rd AFSB staff and their family can interact in a social setting.

For the spouses, Lopez provided a picture of the global reach of the AMC in the Pacific area of operations, as well as the many functions and services that the 403rd AFSB now provides and is responsible for.

Afterward, each logistics readiness center briefed their event slides with some LRCs showing through January 2013.

The meeting was followed by a luncheon hosted Lopez.

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