402nd AFSB in Kuwait outlines logistics mission to visiting generals
November 28, 2012
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade recently played host to senior Army logisticians.
The senior officials included Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, deputy chief of staff, Logistics, Forces Command; Maj. Gen. Kurt J. Stein, commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command; and Brig. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, deputy commanding general, Army Sustainment Command.
The generals were given a tour of many warehouses and lots where Army Prepositioned Stock-5 equipment is stored. APS-5 deals with the area of Southwest Asia that includes prepositioned sets, operational projects stocks, sustainment stocks, ammunition and watercraft.
Included in the tour were the warehouses where Brig. Gen. Elizabeth Austin, Army Central Command, Logistics, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 20, commemorating the beginning of the 402nd AFSB's effort to warehouse APS-5.
"This is the first time since 2002 that APS-5 equipment in Kuwait has been stored in warehouses," said Capt. Luis Rojas, 402nd Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait.
"Our equipment is current and relevant to today's Warfighter requirements," said Rojas as he briefed Stein.
AFSBn-Kuwait has taken APS-5 equipment to the highest level of readiness, accountability, and maintenance to date. The goal is to place APS-5 equipment into full Care of Supplies In Storage (COSIS) and increase readiness, accountability and maintenance cost savings.
ASC's Gamble met with employees of the 402nd AFSB to give them an opportunity to tell what they do and to ask questions.
"I really appreciate what you do for our country," said Gamble.
During the visit, Gamble visited several facilities and sites in Kuwait.