Story and Photos by
Sgt. Chris Huddleston
45th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 8th Theater Sustainment Command
KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Soldiers with the 45th Quartermaster (Provisional) Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command, provide a place for units in southern Afghanistan to turn in serviceable items they no longer need.
The items are reissued to units who need them at the Retro-Sort Yard, here.
The Retro-Sort Yard’s goal is to reduce waste within the Army supply system and get unneeded supplies to units that can use them.
“The Retro-Sort Yard provides a one-stop-shop for Army units to turn in excess and non-mission essential equipment that has accumulated over the past 10 years,” said Capt. Andrew Thomas, commander, 45th QM (P) Co. “We then redistribute these supplies to units that require them locally or return them to the Army supply system, negating the need for the Army to purchase more stocks and saving taxpayer money.”
Units located in rear commands south, southwest and west can bring items to the yard 24/7.
“The Retro-Sort Yard will take all classes of supply except Class VII (real property), Class V (ammo) and scrap metal or trash,” said 1st Sgt. Robert Garo, 45th QM (P) Co. “The items come from all over the RC, with most items coming from closing forward operating bases. There is no documentation required to pick up any serviceable items.”