Leaders of South Korea and Japan discover role of APS-4 in emergency operations | Article
CAMP CARROLL, South Korea — Eighth Army conducted an Army Stock-4 prepositioned tabletop exercise and field march here, July 26.
The one-day event, coordinated by the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade and hosted by the Army Field Support Battalion – Northeast Asia, drew key leaders from across South Korea and Japan.
The event provided newly arrived personnel with an overview of APS-4 operations and discussed follow-up actions needed to build combat power. The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command was also an integral part of the TTX and provided insight into fuel and ordnance operations. The US Army Medical Materiel Agency, responsible for Class VIII APS-4 stockpiles, also provided insight into its issuance process, and the group scoured its warehouses to uncover the complexity of its mission. Finally, Material Support Command-Korea conducted a demonstration of rail loading operations in support of continued movement, and guided tours of their Theater Authorized Storage List Warehouse and Equipment Division heavy to highlight their maintenance support capabilities.
“The reason it was vital to conduct this TTX is due to the short tour time of most personnel in Korea, especially the military,” said Capt. Chris Benson, Officer in Charge of Current Operations, S-3 Operations, 403rd AFSB. “The APS-4 mission is extremely important to any potential conflict in the region, so it is crucial that the key leaders who must help execute the wartime mission know and understand this process, as well as how we integrate. to each other to evacuate simultaneously. personnel while building combat power in the region. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the activation of our teammates at APS-2 [in Europe] provide context on how we all need to be ready at all times. »
During the morning portion of the event, attendees received briefings on the capabilities and operations of the 403rd AFSB, AFSBn-NEA, APS-4, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and Air Force Medical Materiel Center. US Army – Korea. The briefings focused on how each organization supports the reception, staging, pursuit of movement and integration of military forces entering the region. The morning ended with an orientation walk through the APS-4 problem grid and other APS-4 facilities.
The afternoon session consisted of on-site briefings and orientation visits to several key U.S. Army Materiel Support Command logistics nodes – Korean and USAMMC-K sites.
“It was a good event. It was a good opportunity for people, especially newcomers to the peninsula, to learn about APS-4 and the APS-4 issuance process,” said Colonel Lisa Rennard, commander of the 403rd AFSB. “It’s something we should do every year.”
To view and download more photos from the event (and other 403rd AFSB events), go to the 403rd AFSB’s Flickr album page at: https://www.flickr.com/ photos/afsb403d/albums