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Col. ErvĪns Kopeika and his team from the Latvian State Defense Logistics and Procurement Centre and Keli'i Bright, along with members of his logistics team from the Logistics Readiness Centre-Italy observe a Soldier complete the procedure to check out the issued equipment that is assigned to her name. (Stefanie Mosley, U.S. Army Garrison Italy)
Graziella Dalle Mese is an Italian local national employee and a logistics operations support assistant assigned to Logistics Readiness Center Italy. 405th Army Field Support Brigade. She said she's planning to retire within the next year. She also said she’ll miss all of the people she’s worked with over the years but will cherish the memories. (Photos by Sonia Zanfavero)
Then 1st Sgt. Ricky Hamrick, the first sergeant for Southern European Task Force U.S. Army Reserve Augmentation (first row directly behind the guidon) poses for a photo with some of his Soldiers. Hamrick served 27 years in the active Army, Alabama National Guard and Army Reserve. He retired at the rank of sergeant major. He also has served 35 years as an Army civilian employee, starting out as a cook at the on-post club in Vicenza, Italy, in 1987. Much of his service was consecutive, as a Reserve Soldier and an Army civilian. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Bill Rowan is the Information Technology specialist at Logistics Readiness Center Ansbach, 405th Army Field Support Brigade. Rowan was a military brat in his youth, and he also served for 7.5 years as an active-duty Soldier. For Rowan, the Army is a way of life. “It’s in my genes and in my DNA,” he said. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Jennifer White-Meyer is the Installation Property Book Office lead supply technician at Logistics Readiness Center Wiesbaden, 405th Army Field Support Brigade. She said she oversees three supply technicians and two supply clerks, as the lead supply technician. She helps them and ensures an even flow and distribution of work to accommodate the completion of multiple high priority requirements. “Anytime we get new supply technicians, I train them on their duties,” White-Meyer said. “I like to research and explain the regulations, work requirements and procedures to the other supply technicians and assist with customer service. I like to share my knowledge.” (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Army Maj. Darryl Bailey, the support operations officer for Army Field Support Battalion-Germany, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, discusses future operations with a fellow AFSBn-Germany staff officer at the battalion headquarters in Vilseck, Germany, April 22. Bailey said AFSBn-Germany is the first battalion in the 405th AFSB to become a multifunctional and regionally aligned AFSBn. The battalion’s multifunctional capabilities include its Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, Logistics Assistance Program and Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 missions. (Photo by Steven Briscoe)
Army Cpt. Dena Pollard, the operations officer for Army Field Support Battalion-Benelux, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, meets with a couple of site managers at the Eygelshoven Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 worksite in the Netherlands to discuss future operations requirements. Pollard is responsible for synchronizing, planning and coordinating APS-2 operations at the Zutendaal and the Eygelshoven APS-2 sites. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Anthony Atkins is the transportation division chief at Logistics Readiness Center Benelux, 405th Army Field Support Brigade. Supporting four locations – SHAPE, Chièvres, Brussels, Brunssum – in all aspects of transportation, Atkins said he and his team take extreme pride in what they do for the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux community. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Kyle Battles and Arron Barnes, U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) experts, assist Soldiers with their ammunitions needs. Providing precision-grade munitions to outfit Soldiers is a critical component to current operations in Europe – one that the JMC ammunitions experts deployed here don’t take lightly.(U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Huseyin Kara, the Central Issue Facility manager for Logistics Readiness Center Italy, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, adjust a Soldiers next generation body armor at the Lerino Compound CIF in Vicenza, Italy. He said the CIF is the only one in the Army that in addition to supporting a few thousand Soldiers locally also supports over 500 service members with remote operations – shipping their CIF equipment to them, like Amazon. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Jack Lewis, the safety manager for Logistics Readiness Center Bavaria, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, started his military career as a U.S. Marine in 1968 and deployed to Vietnam about a year later. He was presented with three Purple Hearts while serving in Vietnam. He then went on to serve in the Army as a UH-1H Huey and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot. Pictured here, Lewis holds the Washington State Flag directly over the left shoulder of his drill instructor on the right, in the first row. The photo is 54 years old, and Lewis is still serving to this day as an Army civilian employee with LRC Bavaria, 405th AFSB, supporting Soldiers. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Thomas Ertl, a supply technician who works at the Regional Supply Support Activity’s front desk, assists a couple of Soldiers with their approved walk-up orders. The RSSA, which belongs to the Supply and Services Directorate, Logistics Readiness Center Bavaria, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, has a warehouse with 7,000 items currently in stock. Pictured here, Ertl hands over an approved order to a Soldier for replacement batteries, oil and lubricants, office supplies, and repair parts. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Chanteen Violette has been assigned to Logistics Readiness Center Stuttgart, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, for nearly 60 days. She said LRC Stuttgart’s mission is to provide baseline logistics to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart community. I am really loving this opportunity to serve as the director of LRC Stuttgart, Violette said. I was a Soldier stationed in Ludwigsburg, Germany, in the ‘80s so it’s fun to finally come back 36 years later. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Joel Carpreau, an automotive mechanic paint and body shop specialist with Logistics Readiness Center Benelux, sprays a Humvee with a fresh coat of olive drab green paint. LRC Benelux is tasked with painting more than 150 tan colored tactical vehicles and equipment pieces olive drab green, all of which are assigned to Army Field Support Battalion-Benelux. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
A forklift driver at a warehouse in Livorno, Italy, moves a pallet of Humanitarian Assistance Program cargo, specially sleeping cots, which was shipped April 5 to Moldova to assist the government there with helping to support displaced Ukrainians entering their country. Per a request from the U.S. Embassy in Moldova and approved by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the sleeping cots plus some generators were prepared for shipment, thanks to a special HAP team at Livorno, which is administratively assigned to Logistics Readiness Center Italy, 405th Army Field Support Brigade. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
Army Sgt. 1st Class Samara Burnett, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s operations directorate noncommissioned officer in charge, was U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s representative for the U.S. Army Materiel Command Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021.
For over two months the team at Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 worksite Zutendaal has been directly supporting U.S. Soldiers deployed to Europe, preparing about 4,700 APS-2 vehicles and equipment pieces for shipment. And much of it has already been issued and shipped. (Cameron Porter)
Army Cpt. Julie McCabe is the operations officer at Zutendaal Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 worksite, Army Field Support Battalion-Benelux, 405th Army Field Support Brigade. She said everything the Zutendaal APS-2 worksite does is a piece of the bigger Army puzzle. We’re providing the very best Army products to units deployed here or rotational units coming to Europe to support various exercises, she added. In recognition of National Women’s History Month, McCabe poses for a photo with her female teammates at the APS-2 site.
Soldiers from Company B, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, are deployed from Fort Stewart, Georgia, to Zutendaal worksite, Belgium in support of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and Army Field Support Battalion-Benelux’s Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 mission.
Soldiers assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment are briefed on the newest body armor, the Modular Scalable Vest, at 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Logistics Readiness Center Bavaria Central Issue Facility on Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany. The body armor is part of a Rapid Fielding Initiative, or RFI, issue of new equipment brought to Europe by Program Executive Office Soldier. More than 14,000 sets of RFI gear were shipped to Europe, and nearly half of that shipment has been issued to Soldiers stationed or deployed there. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Austin Riel)