Army Field Support Command Moving to Sustaining Forces in the Fight

Wednesday August 23, 2006

Matching materiel to the mission, then ensuring it's in the right place at the right time in the required amounts and condition, is key to sustaining the expeditionary Army. Keeping equipment on the ground and in the fight is the objective of the Theater Provided Equipment (TPE) initiative, led by the Army Field Support Command, headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

Taking on TPE is one of the steps leading to the command's Oct. 2006 transition to Army Sustainment Command. By consolidating property accountability, the Army Materiel Command's newest unit will give combatant commanders unprecedented equipment visibility across the entire force, while reducing transportation requirements and improving unit readiness.

What's New:

Visibility
- Deployment planning tool
- Army-wide access to data
- Enables comparison of home-station equipment to TPE

Accountability
- Equipment remains on ASC Property Book; hand-receipted to deploying units
- Departing unit clears through ASC Property Book Office, as part of unit-to-unit hand-off

What it's Good For:
- Gives inbound units time to influence pre-deployment planning and preparation
- TPE on the Battleweb, and Deployment Unit Equipment List (DUEL)
- Records picked up to Army Standard Property Book System (PBUSE)
- Origin of items identified by Property Book Identification Code (PBIC)

Whether coming onto the battlefield or heading home, warriors can focus on the fight while sustainers police up the property.

For more information: www.afsc.army.mil/home

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