When in Doubt, DS it Out
By Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia
22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
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Airman 1st Class Krystal Bartling, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron flight services center journeyman, lifts a pallet of equipment to be processed July 16, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Last year the 22nd LRS flight services center repurposed $2.5 million in assets back into the DoD’s operational budget. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
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Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Melton, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron flight services center supervisor, loads a pallet of equipment July 22, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Services provides savings by avoiding Department of Defense procurement and repair costs and is a benefit to the military and other federal agencies.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marc A. Garcia)
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. , July 24, 2020 —
As outdated office furniture and equipment reaches the end of its life cycle, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron flight services center uses the disposition services to maximize supplies that can be repurposed.
The disposition services process plays a critical role in allowing the Department of Defense to continuously supply its assets from recycled equipment.
“Most people have the interpretation that everything goes to a Defense Logistics Agency site to be scrapped,” said David Rollings, 22nd LRS flight services center lead supervisor. “Some things go up for auction and are reutilized to the max extent possible.”
Disposition Services helps Team McConnell reallocate resources by delivering equipment to a DLA site at Fort Riley, Kansas. Rollings said that funds acquired from auctions and scrapings are dispersed back into DoD agencies and their operational budgets.
Last year the 22nd LRS flight services center repurposed $2.5 million in assets back into the DoD’s operational budget.
The flight services center is available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They process equipment every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To schedule an appointment, contact the 22nd LRS flight services center at 759-4896.
Editor's note: The original story can be viewed on the McConnell Air Force Base website.