V Corps General Visits 405th AFSB APS-2 Return Site at Grafenwoehr | Article
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The V Corps Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment walked the handover site and saw firsthand the preparation of Army-2 pre-positioned stocks for handover by the 405th Support Brigade on the Army Field and the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.
Army General Robert Burke also received briefings at the handover site and watched soldiers and civilians prepare hundreds of APS-2 heavy armored vehicles, transport trucks and sets of equipment for the handover, Aug. 3, during his visit to Grafenwoehr Training Area.
For the first time in history, an armored brigade based in the United States deployed in Europe and fell on the entire ABCT of APS-2 armored vehicles and equipment, as well as all elements base, spare parts and tools needed to keep them running at full capacity. mission capable – all thanks to the 405th AFSB.
Now that 1st ABCT is ending its nearly 6 month deployment in Europe and being replaced by another brigade from the United States, it is time to begin the process of bringing all that APS-2 equipment back, refitting it and refitting it. restore to working order. for emission levels and fully mission capable.
Army Lt. Col. Denny Bernacki is the commander of the Army-Germany Field Support Battalion, 405th AFSB. His battalion has mission command of APS-2 handover operations at Grafenwoehr for 1st ABCT, 3rd Inf. Div.
“We were able to show Major General Burke the pre-inventory, inventory and post-inventory phases of the operation to highlight the continued joint focus on collective area team readiness. training from Grafenwoehr,” Bernacki said.
Burke was impressed with AFSBn-Germany’s ability to sequence the operation, to include handovers to take place less than a week before the 1st ABCT soldiers returned, Bernacki said. Burke also focused on what the collective force in Europe will learn from the deployment of 1st ABCT, he added.
During the visit, Burke received operational insight and insight into the data points AFSBn-Germany tracks to stay on time and on target. He also walked the line with soldiers from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 1st ABCT, to show post-inventory actions and talk about lessons learned. Burke watched members of the 405th AFSB and 1st ABCT perform joint preventative maintenance checks and services, and he toured the supply support activity area and met with more 1st ABCT soldiers to discuss of the rebate process and hear their experiences.
“The visit was a great opportunity to highlight the collective actions of the 405th AFSB, 1st ABCT, US Army Medical Materiel Agency, US Army Garrison Bavaria and facilitators from 21st Theater Sustainment Command,” said Bernacki. “I’m proud of the team here and the daily crosstalk with the 1st ABCT Raider team.”
Burke’s message to V Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. John Kolasheski following his site visit was how impressive the APS-2 handover operation is and how well organised.
The Germany Battalion is one of four battalions assigned to the 405th AFSB. Based at Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany, AFSBn-Germany is responsible for providing and coordinating tactical and operational support to ensure theater readiness and enable commanders to conduct a full range of military operations in direct support of the US military in Europe and Africa. The battalion also provides mission oversight and command of APS-2 operations at the Dülmen yard in Germany, and is responsible for providing and coordinating the receipt, transfer, storage and maintenance of the APS-2 .
The 405th AFSB’s APS-2 program provides turnkey power projection packages – ready to deploy at a moment’s notice – while helping to reduce the amount of equipment needed from deployed forces’ home stations. The 405th AFSB is assigned to the US Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, US Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides material support to U.S. forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater support logistics; synchronize acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging the U.S. Army Materiel Command Materiel Enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official site and the official Facebook site.