Army Enterprise Equipping and Reuse Conference

Wednesday June 25, 2008

AEERC 9.0 will be held at the Pentagon Conference Center and Library, July 21-25, 2008. The AEERC 9.0 Web site, hosted on AKO, provides registration and other important information.

What is it?

AEERCs are enterprise-type events that semi-annually synchronize the modular designs and other details involved in equipping the total Army. Force developers from throughout the Army convene to discuss a wide range of equipping issues, in order to ensure that Soldiers are properly equipped both for warfighting missions and for homeland security and homeland defense activities.

What is the Army doing?

A major AEERC resource is EQUIPFOR (EQ4) - an automated tool used to develop equipment distribution plans. As a component of the Army flow model, EQ4 uses data from logistics integrated databases to provide on-hand quantities for equipment and uses the Structure and Composition System to identify equipment requirements over time. EQ4 also uses the Dynamic Army Resourcing Priority List to provide the G-3 approved Army priorities for equipment distribution.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

AEERC is leveraged to answer any number of "What if?" questions. Using the expertise at the conference, the Army investigates selected "Special Topics" and provides the Army's senior leaders with a range of equipping options on such issues as: modular conversion plans, Army Force Generation prioritization, funding, production deliveries, reset rates, theater-provided equipment and other factors essential to synchronizing and delivering needed equipment to units and to defining mitigation strategies for addressing equipping shortfalls.

Why is this important to the Army?

The AEERC provides:

- Visibility of how and where Army equipment is being distributed

- Assessments of how well all available Army equipment is being used to fill equipment requirements based on Army priorities

- Assessments of the quality of key equipment data sources

Knowing what equipment the Army has and being able to determine its status and location is critical to maintaining a properly equipped Army. AEERCs afford an opportunity to provide a "level playing field" for all Army equippers and to ensure that their commanders have what they need, when they need it, in order to adequately train for and perform their missions, now and in the future.

The Army G-8's Directorate of Integration serves as the AEERC proponent and may be contacted at G-8 Web site.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

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WORLD VIEW

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Events

May- July 4, 2008: Season of Remembrance

June 21- 29, 2008: Armed Forces Week

June 25, 2008: The Korean War Web site

July 1, 2008: 35th Anniversary of All- Volunteer Force

July 1-3, 2008: Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

July 13, 2008: Army National Guard concert band performance

July 26, 2008: 60th Anniversary- Integration of the Armed Forces

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"One of the things I said when operations in Iraq started in 2003 was: 'As we go back to war and put so many people in harm's way, I would do all I can not to generate another generation of homeless veterans as we did when I was growing up with Vietnam.' I had no clue in 2003 that I would eventually be in the position I am in now, but now that I am, I'm anxious to help."

-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, speaking at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, June 23, 2008

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