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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-SM279-898.JPG Photo By: U.S. Army courtesy photo

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - When Massimo Carpina first started working for the U.S. Army in 1984, there were less than 100 pieces of rolling stock at Leghorn Army Depot where he worked. Today, he’s still working there, and there are over 3,000 pieces of equipment at the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Army Prepositioned Stock-2 there.


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