The Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim, is one of the four battalions of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and headquartered at Mannheim, Germany.
The battalion is charged with providing and coordinating receipt, transfer, storage, and maintenance of APS to enable commanders to conduct unified action and the full range of military operations in support of U.S. Army Europe.
The APS stored in Europe are designated APS-2. APS-2 site Duelmen provides – 632,000 square feet of heated warehouse space (eight warehouses) and 175,000 square feet of hardstand storage to hold and maintain equipment designated for division headquarters and a division artillery brigade.
The Coleman Worksite holds and maintains equipment designated for an armored brigade.
The equipment is destined for a NATO-funded APS storage facility that will be built min Powidz, Poland providing an additional 600,000 square feet of humidity controlled warehousing with a robust maintenance facility. Both stock sites are part of the European Reassurance Initiative and facilitates NATO’s rapid deterrence options.