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When he first started working at Leghorn Army Depot for the U.S. Army in 1984, he and his fellow employees had less than 100 pieces of rolling stock they worked with, and the mechanical condition of the equipment was not their responsibility.

Now, 36 years later – at that same Army depot in Livorno, Italy – the Army Field Support Battalion-Africa deputy support operations officer says his team is responsible for over 3,000 pieces of equipment, to include their serviceability and operational condition.

“We’ve grown tremendously,” said Massimo Carpina, who started out as a care and preservation servicer and rose through the ranks to eventually become one of AFSBn-Africa’s senior leaders.
210113-A-SM279-528.JPG Photo By: U.S. Army courtesy photo

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The Army Prepositioned Stock -2 site at Leghorn Army Depot in Livorno, Italy provides 630,000 square feet of humidity controlled capable space in 15 warehouses and another 587,000 square feet of outside storage. Army Field Support Battalion-Africa, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, is responsible for the site and the more than 3,000 vehicles and pieces of equipment stored there.


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