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Edition: Thu, June 28, 2007
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Reset

What is it? Reset is defined as a set of actions to restore equipment to a desired level of combat capability commensurate with a unit's future mission.

There are three components of Reset:

- Replacement - Buy new equipment to replace battle losses, wash outs, obsolete equipment, and critical equipment deployed and left in theater but needed for Homeland Defense / Homeland Security and other critical missions.
- Recapitalization - Rebuild or repair equipment to a level that increases the performance specifications of the equipment or returns the equipment to a "zero mile/ zero hour" level with original performance specifications.
- Repair - Inspection followed by repair or rebuild of equipment to meet Army maintenance standards including special technical inspection and repair (STIR) of aircraft.

What has the Army done? Congress allocated $17.1 billion for the Army's Reset program in supplemental funding for FY 2007. The Army has obligated $14.4 billion of those funds as of 31 May 07, ahead of congressional milestones. The Army is getting equipment repaired, recapitalized or replaced, and back to the warfighter on time and in many cases ahead of schedule.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future? The Army has estimated Reset requirements to be around $13 billion annually. However, because of the increase in forces deployed to the theater of operations and the extension of tours of duty, the Army now expects the requirement to increase by $2.5-3.5 billion. This level of funding requirement is expected to continue for at least two years after the conclusion of combat operations.

Why is this important to the Army? The Army started the war with more than $56 billion in equipment shortages. These longstanding shortages and the associated negative impact on readiness have been further exacerbated by the high level of wear and battle losses suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reset funding is designed to restore serviceability to worn equipment and replace battle losses with new equipment. If fully funded, Reset will hold the line so our equipment on hand is maintained at the highest possible state of readiness.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2007 Strategic Communication Guide - Be Army Strong, and Army Smart. Read the 2007 Army Strategic Communication Guide.

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