The AOAP Laboratory Europe services commanders in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. It accepts oil samples from aircraft and ground-based vehicles that technicians analyze looking for imperfections and inconsistencies. The APS-2 site shares the base with the Belgian army and is part of the Army's Prepositioned Stocks Program. Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, toured the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center and viewed its unique abilities first-hand during a visit here June 28. Jerome Jastrab explains changes in LOGCAP V. ASC employees sample infused water during a kickoff event held for the 10-Day Water Reset Challenge. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade welcomed a new command team while bidding farewell to the predecessors during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony in Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 19 Alfred Budris conducts business in his office The 404th AFSB held an integration ceremony to merge the Army Field Support Battalion-Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Logistics Readiness Center-JBLM on May 17 Shown is an example of a new housing unit at Rock Island Arsenal Post leadership assists family in ribbon cutting Lt. Col. Crystal Hills relinquished command of the Army Field Support Battalion–Africa to Lt. Col. Michelle Agpalza during a change of command ceremony held at the Army Prepositioned Stock-2 warehouse at Leghorn Army Depot, June 1 To anyone reading this who's struggling with mental health issues, please hear and believe this: You are not alone. That's the message sent out at a training event that took place here May 17 at Heritage Hall. The event, titled 'Our Story of Survival,' was held to mark Mental Health Awareness Month ASC Organization
AOAP lab recertifies for ISO

The Army Oil Analysis Program laboratory at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot recently received the recertification for the International Organization for Standardization 9001:2015. (Photo by Rabia Coombs, 405th AFSB) Click here for the full article.

APS-2 Zutendaal talks support equipment with Belgium Land System Section

Col. Filip De Vare, chief, Section Land Systems, Belgium army's Directorate General Material Resources, visited the Army Prepositioned Stock-2 site to get hands-on information on the site and its equipment, July 6. (Photo by Rabia Coombs, 405th AFSB) Click here for the full article.

RIA-JMTC, JMC display technical expertise during Navy secretary visit

Col. Ken Letcher, commander, Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, gives details about the capabilities of RIA-JMTC's foundry to Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. (Photo by Linda Lambiotte, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

LOGCAP V addresses future needs with more participation from contractors

Jerome Jastrab, project manager, Acquisition Integration & Management Center, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, explains that under LOGCAP V, the performance contractor will now be in a partner-like role, involved in the actual theater plans/campaigns in the event of a crisis development. Here, Jastrab talks to Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Just in time for summer, Wellness Division holds water challenge

ASC employees gather around a table where infused water was served during a kickoff event for the 10-Day Water Reset Challenge held June 20 at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. The event was moved indoors to the foyer of Building 390 due to threatening weather. (Photo by Paul Levesque, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

405th Army Field Support Brigade welcomes new command team

Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Morgan hands the 405th Army Field Support Brigades’ colors to Col. Rodney H. Honeycutt, representing the end of his responsibility to the command at a change of command ceremony on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 19. Honeycutt, relinquished command to Col. Grant L. Morris and Command Sgt. Maj. James R. Holmes III took over for Morgan. (Photo by Rabia Coombs, 405th AFSB) Click here for the full article.

Lifelong career coming to end after 7 decades of Army service

Alfred Budris conducts business at his desk at the Logistics Readiness Center Okinawa, Japan office in May. Budris is ending his Army career after nearly 68 years all served in the Pacific theater. At 85, he retires as director, Logistics Readiness Center-Okinawa at Torii Station. (Courtesy photo) Click here for the full article.

AFSBn-Joint Base Lewis-McChord acquires Logistics Readiness Center

The 404th Army Field Support Brigade conducted a ceremony to mark the merging of two of its units – the Army Field Support Battalion-Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Logistics Readiness Center-JBLM. Click here for the full article.

RIA unveils new housing for military personnel, families

VIDEO REPORT: Rock Island Arsenal unveiled its new housing for military personnel and their families in a ribbon cutting ceremony June 1. All told, there are 71 new housing units. All are slated to be completed by September’s end. Greg Wilson of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command Public Affairs Office files this report. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the video.

New era in housing begins at RIA as first family moves in

Arsenal leadership assist the first military family to move into one of the 71 new housing units at Rock Island Arsenal during a ribbon cutting ceremony held June 1. (From left) Col. Kenneth Tauke, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-RIA, Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and RIA senior mission commander; Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Johnson, command sergeant major, First U.S. Army; Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Rothwell, First U.S. Army, and his family; Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Ulloth, command sergeant major, ASC. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Army Field Support Battalion-Africa welcomes new commander

Lt. Col. Crystal Hills, outgoing commander, Army Field Support Battalion–Africa, passes the battalion colors to Col. Rodney H. Honeycutt, 405th AFSB commander, at a change of command ceremony June 1 at Leghorn Army Depot in Livorno, Italy. (Photo by Rabia Coombs, 405th Army Field Support Brigade) Click here for the full article.

Event stresses importance of teamwork in tackling mental health issues

Retired Master Sgt. Leroy Petry, a Medal of Honor recipient and wounded warrior, discusses his personal struggles with mental health and the work he does to assist fellow Soldiers, veterans and others during a Mental Health Awareness Observance May 17, Heritage Hall, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

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