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A combat team supply specialist from the 1st Armored Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, and contractors assigned to the Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim, 405th Field Support Brigade armed, counts and reports supply items loaded into a special storage container designed to act as a mobile supply room. Accounting and reporting of 4,776 lines of materiel containing tens of thousands of individual spare parts, tools and supply items – part of a comprehensive Army Preposition Stock Number-2 designed to equip an entire armored brigade combat team and worth almost 20 million dollars – was carried out in teams of 2 and 3 people. Usually, one or two logistics supply specialists physically check and report on each item, and another specialist records their findings. From there, the information is uploaded into Global Combat Systems Support-Army, a web-based automated logistics system. The 4,776 lines of equipment they represented were shipped from the Coleman yard in Mannheim, Germany to the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, and issued to 1st ABCT, 3rd ID, to help ensure the U.S.-based armored brigade remains operational while deployed to Germany.
(Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Georgie Rodriguez)


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A contractor assigned to Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim checks the load on one of 43 containers carrying 4,776 lines of material containing tens of thousands of individual spare parts, tools and supply items at destined for Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, for issue to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. In total, nearly $20 million worth of spare parts, tools, and supply items from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Army Preposition Stocks-2 support package were issued to 1st ABCT, 3rd ID, for s ensuring that the US-based armored brigade remains operational. during its deployment in Germany. The deployment of 1st ABCT complements the more than 100,000 U.S. military personnel already deployed or based in Europe as part of the United States’ longstanding commitment to European security and close defense partnership with host nations.
(Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Georgie Rodriguez)


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MANNHEIM, Germany – What’s easily obvious are the tanks and armored vehicles being prepared, loaded, transported, unloaded, staged and distributed, but what’s less obvious are all the supply items, tools and spare parts needed to keep these vehicles and the 1st Armored Brigade. Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, operational.

And this is another area where the Mannheim Army Field Support Battalion has once again excelled.

Exactly 4,776 lines of material, with some lines containing over a thousand items per line, were recently accounted for, flagged, shipped and delivered to 1st ABCT, 3rd ID, by a team of approximately 30 personnel under command and the control of AFSBn-Mannheim and the watchful eye of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade.

Worth nearly $20 million, tens of thousands of pre-positioned Army-2 spare parts, supply items and individual tools in 43 containers were shipped from the Coleman yard to Mannheim, Germany, to Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, and issued to the US-based Armored Brigade Combat Team deployed there from Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Army Sergeant. 1st Class Georgie Rodriguez said the mission was a total team effort. Divided into teams mostly of 2 people, the logistics supply specialists and contractors assigned to AFSBn-Mannheim, 405th AFSB and 1st ABCT, 3rd ID completed the mission in just five days.

“It’s a very tedious process,” said Rodriguez, who serves as the Supply Support Activity NCO with Support Operations, 405th AFSB. “They have to check everything – every item – then recheck and check again. And then they have to release all of this information to the global combat systems support army.




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Contractors assigned to Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim account for thousands of supply items, tools and spare parts at a Coleman construction site warehouse in Mannheim, Germany. Approximately 30 personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, AFSBn-Manheim and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were tasked with accounting, reporting and preparing for the expedition tens of thousands of spare parts, tools, and supply items worth nearly $20 million to Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, to be issued to 1st ABCT, 3rd ID in connection with the issue of equipment and vehicles of the prepositioned stocks of the army-2 of the armored brigade. During the accounting process, 4,776 lines of material were counted and reported line by line, with some lines containing over a thousand items per line. From there they were uploaded into the Global Combat Systems Support-Army, a web-based automated logistics system. Once this operation was completed, spare parts and supplies were loaded into 43 containers and transported to Grafenwoehr for delivery. All of these supply items and spares will help ensure 1st ABCT, 3rd ID remains operational while deployed to Germany.
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A military heavy equipment transporter, loaded with a 20ft container carrying thousands of supply items, tools and spare parts, prepares to leave the Coleman yard for the training area of Grafenwoehr, Germany. In total, nearly $20 million worth of spare parts, tools and supply items in 43 separate containers were shipped from the Coleman yard in Mannheim, Germany to Grafenwoehr as part of the 405th Brigade Army Field Support Preposition Stocks-2 support package, equipping the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division deployed to Germany from the United States Approximately 30 personnel from the 405th AFSB, Army Field Support Battalion-Manheim and 1st ABCT, 3rd ID were tasked with accounting, reporting and preparing to ship 4,776 lines of materiel containing tens of thousands of individual spare parts, tools and supply items.
(Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Georgie Rodriguez)


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The Global Combat Systems Support Army, or GCSS-Army, is a web-based automated logistics system that tracks and maintains accountability for spare parts and supply items. It is capable of handling large volumes of transactions and provides updates of current item locations as well as expected arrival times. It also interfaces with the General Funds Enterprise Business System, or GFEBS, for financial data tracking and feedback.

Rodriguez said two key people who helped lead the process and ensure the mission’s success were AFSBn-Mannheim’s Phillip Bosco, who was the officer in charge of 4,776 lines or equipment, and Nixon Pierre-Louis of the 405th AFSB Support Operations, which was the materiel manager, planner, and operations officer for the mission.

“I commend them and the entire team of soldiers, army civilians and contractors – including Sergeant First Class Rodriguez, Mr. Bosco and Mr. Pierre-Louis – for ensuring that the process was completed in record time with 100% accuracy,” said Lt. Col. Brian Astwood, commanding officer of AFSBn-Mannheim. “Thank you for all your hard work.”

Rodriguez said his primary responsibility was to provide updates on the process to the director of support operations, who in turn briefed the commander of the 405th AFSB.

“To see the representatives of the various organizations come together and react so quickly – it was exceptional,” Rodriguez said. “They executed the mission perfectly – on time and on point.”

The 405th AFSB is assigned to the US Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, US Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides material support to U.S. forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater support logistics; synchronize acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging the U.S. Army Materiel Command Materiel Enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit official site and the official facebook website.