News | April 13, 2018

6 LRS supply moves, boosts capabilities

By Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

Airmen assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management flight is undergoing a warehouse transition, which began March 2018, and is slated to be completed mid-May 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

More than 13,000 inventory items worth approximately $111 million were moved from Hangar 2 to the Building 49 warehouse over a two-week period.

These items ranged from uniform items and equipment, to aircraft parts and deployment kits.

“Due to the eight additional KC-135 Stratotankers gained by MacDill, more space was needed for the maintainers in the hangar,” said Master Sgt. Donovan Bryan, the asset management section chief assigned to the 6th LRS. “Additionally, the move to Building 49 gives us around 58,000 square feet of space to operate in.”

Capt. Jeffrey Allen, the 6th LRS materiel management flight commander, remarked how impressed he was with the success of the move.

“During the moving process, no one was injured, nothing was lost or damaged and we maintained 100 percent accountability,” said Allen. “My three priorities were safety, accountability and performing everything correctly with no rush.

“More than 30 Airmen from three different career fields came together to make this move a phenomenal success; they deserve all the credit for doing an incredible job.”

With more room to operate with, the inventory belonging to materiel management is more accessible while in a central location inside Building 49’s warehouse.

“Throughout the planning process, we were looking to find the most efficient way to help customers get parts,” said Bryan. “Our aircraft require parts for routine maintenance, as do other Air Force installations around the world who request items from us, so our new location will only increase our capabilities.”

While finishing touches are made to the new location, supply Airmen continually meet their demand, without issue.


Editor's note: The original story can be viewed on the MacDill Air Force Base website.