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Equipment Reset Program

What is it?
Equipment Reset is a set of actions to restore equipment to a level of combat capability commensurate with a unit's future mission. There are three components of Reset:

  • Replacement - An effort to 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 - A rebuild effort that extends the equipment's useful life by returning it to a near zero-mile/zero-hour condition with either the original performance specifications or with upgraded performance specifications.
  • Repair - A repair or overhaul effort that returns the equipment's condition to the Army standard.This includes the special technical inspection and repair program of aircraft.

What has the Army done?
Congress appropriated supplemental funding of $17.1 Billion in FY07 and $16.1 Billion in FY08 to assist the Army in meeting its Reset requirements. Accomplishments in FY08 included the repair of 96,000 small arms, 3,200 generators, 2,000 tracked vehicles, 1,200 wheeled vehicles, and 400 aircraft.

The Army will complete the Reset of 23 brigades in FY08. An additional 14 brigades started Reset in FY08 and will be completed in FY09. As a result, more than 52,000 pieces of equipment were ordered on contract and more than 123,000 pieces of equipment were repaired at the Army's organic maintenance depots and commercial contractor facilities.

To ensure Reset funds are spent in a timely, effective, and efficient manner, the Army established the Reset Task Force (TF). The role of the Reset TF is to track and coordinate Reset activities at the Headquarters, Department of the Army level. The TF monitors the status of the replace, recapitalization, and repair elements of Reset, and provides information to the Army leadership and Congressional committees.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army will complete the Reset of 26 brigades in FY09 and begin the Reset of 15 additional brigades.

Why is this important to the Army?
A fully funded Army Reset program ensures Army equipment lost in the war is replaced; and equipment worn down in the harsh desert environment is operationally ready for use by our combat forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and by those forces that are training prior to deployment.

POC: Mr. Dennis Brogan (703) 614-0811

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