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NEWS | Oct. 4, 2021

405th AFSB LAR shows 2-1 CAB how to replace failing seal in austere conditions

By Cameron Porter 405th Army Field Support Brigade

A U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Logistics Assistance Representative assigned to the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Army Field Support Battalion Germany, provided technical training to Soldiers with C Company's MEDEVAC flight crew from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, while supporting Saber Junction 21 at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Sept. 23.

Don Camp showed the aviation Soldiers how to replace an engine carbon seal, which was failing and causing excess accumulation of oil on the outside of the aircraft. The structural field repair training in an austere environment that Camp provided to the 2-1 CAB aviators during the exercise greatly improved their knowledge and increases Army readiness.

LARs are Army civilians serving in motor pools, hangars, maintenance shops and offices around the world. Highly trained, they bring more than two dozen specialty skills to Army equipment readiness requirements. They are part of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s global network of Army Field Support Brigades and are linked to every echelon of the Army in the field. The 405th AFSB has several LARs with multiple specialties assigned across Europe.

The 405th AFSB is assigned to U.S. Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides materiel enterprise support to U.S. Forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater sustainment logistics; synchronizing acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging U.S. Army Materiel Command’s materiel enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official website at and the official Facebook site at