Year in Review: 8th TSC reflects upon mission accomplishments

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Maj. Jeffrey Parker
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs 

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FORT SHAFTER — In 2010, 8th Theater Sustainment Command fulfilled its mission to train, equip and tailor forces, and to provide support to military operations.

During the course of the year, logisticians from 8th TSC’s maintenance section transferred more than 4,000 pieces of equipment in and out of the Army’s Left Behind Equipment Program, or LBE, ensuring all equipment had obtained the Army’s highest standards and was ready for use.

Additionally, the maintenance section was a significant contributor in ensuring “reset” – a series of actions to return equipment to “mission ready status.” Equipment was submitted for repair in a timely manner and returned to units in time to meet training requirements.

Soldiers tracked and monitored more than 5,000 pieces of equipment for three brigades redeploying from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The maintenance section also monitored and assessed work  performed by the 536th Maintenance Company, 45th Sust. Brigade, 8th TSC, with equipment for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, preparing equipment for induction.

The 8th TSC hosted the U.S. Army-Pacific’s Defense Logistics Agency-Energy effort, to transfer the fuel mission in Okinawa, Japan, to DLA-Energy, no later than January 2012. The 8th TSC developed mission analysis and Army Knowledge Online management sites to track progress. It continues to host the council that includes eight Integrated Process Teams.

The 8th TSC established a monthly Class VII Redistribution Board for Major End Items, which recommended to USARPAC logistics that an additional 164 lateral-transfer directives between regions and/or Military Support Commands, be added to the 104 currently open.

This addition of transfer directives will reduce more than 1,405 excess equipment line numbers in theater. Monthly boards target approximately 100 directives per month to reduce excess.

New procedures for identifying LBE excess are working, and LBE excess is now visible on the 8th TSC Class VII AKO website. Logisticians even collaborated with 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command for visibility of Korea’s equipment excess on that website.

The 8th TSC also managed and reduced excess equipment throughout USARPAC’s area of responsibility. In support of its commanding general’s Property Accountability Policy, the 8th TSC initiated “Operation Clean Sweep,” March 2010. The operation ended May 31, after gaining $1.8 million in turn-ins, and gaining visibility on 2,118 containers, worldwide, of supplies and equipment.

During fiscal year 2010, 8th TSC munitions managers tracked all demilitarization tasks performed in the Pacific theater of operations by open detonation or open burning in country, netting a total of 1,252 short tons of unserviceable and nonrepairable munitions.

Throughout the year, the 8th TSC transportation section managed the deployment and redeployment of nearly 20,000 Soldiers in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Units within 8th TSC competed for the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence, Supply Excellence Award, Deployment Excellence Award, and the Phillip A. Connelly Field and Large Garrison competitions. The 8th TSC won the AAME and the Phillip A. Connelly Field and Large Garrison competitions at the USARPAC level. These 8th TSC units are now competing at the Department of the Army level.

The brigade also supported exercises in 2010, including Keen Edge, Key Resolve, Makani Pahili and Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

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