"Amateurs study strategy," goes an old time-tested military saying. "Professionals study logistics."
To fight and win, a military organization needs to get the right weapon systems, equipment and supplies to the right place at the right time. For the 176th Wing, that critical task is carried out by the men and women of the 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
The 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron is a component of the 176th Mission Support Group.
The 176 LRS is subdivided into six sections -- Transportation, Distribution, Management & Systems, Fuel Management, Logistics Plans and Aerial Port -- each with its own area of expertise.
Transportation. The Transportation section provides the wing and its members with safe and reliable transportation, vehicles and equipment. The section is divided into two elements: Vehicle Operations and Vehicle Maintenance.
* The Vehicle Operations element provides the Wing with trained personnel operating a wide array of equipment on an as-needed basis. It provides ground transportation for cargo or personnel, maintains the database of Government drivers' licenses. It also manages the wing's vehicle fleet, ordering replacement vehicles and rotation them among the units at Kulis to prevent over usage by one vehicle vs. another.
* The Vehicle Maintenance element provides vehicle and equipment maintenance for all the Wing's assets. It is also responsible for managing the preventive maintenance database and historical data on each vehicle or equipment item. Providing for an analysis of potential problem trends that can affect the overall Wing mission.
Distribution. This section has three elements: Traffic Management, Material Management and the Wing Service Center.
* Traffic Management packs and crates all outbound shipments and shipping by both commercial and military modes. Its members receive all in-bound freight. It addition, this section is home to the important Travel Office, which makes travel reservations by various modes of transportation for wing personnel.
* Material Management is responsible for pick-up and delivery, storage and issue, receiving, inspection, inventory, RSP, mobility bags, hazmat pharmacy and the individual equipment section.
* Wing Service Center is the first stop for base and Maintenance customers Supply support issues. Offices include Customer Service, Repair Cycle, Mission Support and Production Control.
Management & Systems. This section provides overall account management and oversees the systems required to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the supply account. Through surveillance and analyses, the section ensures that all LRS members are complying with regulatory guidance in the performance of their duties. M&S members also develops, coordinate and implement squadron procedural changes. They provide supply systems and interface capabilities with internal and external customers, provide equipment custodian training and manage base equipment accounts. They are responsible for clearing and the filing of all auditable documents, they provide squadron training and unit readiness capabilities, and manage stock levels and execution of stock fund dollars.
Fuels Management Flight. This unit's overall mission is issue quality petroleum and cryogenic products, in a safe and efficient manner, to wing units (and sometimes other organizations) that need them. The flight comprises several elements that work together seamlessly .
* The Compliance and Environmental Section is performs internal evaluations that serve as "check and balance" assessments for the flight. It oversees compliance with all environmental laws and regulations to make sure the wing's fuel operations are done in an environmentally safe way.
* The Fuels Information Service Center is responsible for the daily management of fuels resources. It provides support, accounting, and laboratory analysis of fuel and cryogenic products; and manages job, career and mobility training requirements for fuels personnel.
* The Fuels Operations section is responsible for the actual storage, issue and receipt of fuel and cryogenic products; organizational maintenance of refueling units, fuel and cryogenic storage tanks, and system components; and the every-day maintainance and operation of the Automated Fuel Service Station.
Logistics Plans. Responsible for getting the right people and equipment to the right place at the right time to meet the requirements of operational and theater commanders. Included in this area is formulating, developing, evaluating, and monitoring all aspects of logistics plans systems such as plans, policies, and programs pertaining to executing partial or total Air Force or joint service mission, and using the guidance and procedures for interpreting and implementing current, intermediate, and long range plans, policies, and programs.
Aerial Port. Responsible for Rapid deployment, establish and operate cargo and passenger capable air terminals at non-fixed and bare-base forward operations locations. Provide aerial delivery training support to the 144th Airlift Squadron, and the 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons. Supports Army Guard 207th Infantry Brigade, Federal and State Counter Drug Interdiction Program, United States Naval Oceanographic Command, 3rd Wing at EAFB, and AMC assets transiting through Anchorage International.
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