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February 24, 2012

Spotlight

Logistics Support Team

(Editor’s note: “SPOTLIGHT” is a continuing series about tenant activities at Fort McCoy and their missions.)

What is it?
Logistics Support Team (LST), McCoy provides logistical assistance for the supply and maintenance of Army equipment for Guard and Reserve units stationed or training at Fort McCoy. The LST also can coordinate training and training support on equipment to units.
PHOTO: A row of Army equipment  is representative of the many types of Army equipment supported by the Logistics Support Team. Photo by Geneve N. Mankel
A row of Army equipment lined up near the Logistics Support Team building is representative of the many types of Army equipment supported by the Logistics Support Team. (Photo by Geneve N. Mankel)

Support for equipment, such as vehicles, weapons and communication systems, clothing, and more, is provided through the LST. The LST also helps to identify and resolve equipment and maintenance problems through advanced diagnostic and technical support.

To find solutions the LST initially tries to assist customers directly, but has the reach-back capability to the Life Cycle Management Commands to refer equipment concerns to the engineers who designed the equipment.

The LST’s primary customers are those at McCoy, however, its support services can extend to units throughout Wisconsin and parts of Illinois and Minnesota.

LST, McCoy works closely with installation activities such as the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site, Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity and the Equipment Concentration Site-67 to receive and provide equipment maintenance support.

LST, McCoy falls under the Army Field Support Battalion located at Fort Campbell Ky., which is aligned under the 406th Army Field Support Brigade located at Fort Bragg, N.C. The 406th is a subordinate unit of the Army Sustainment Command (ASC) located at Rock Island, Ill.

The ASC is one of 11 units belonging to the Army Materiel Command.

What have they done?
Since 2009, the LST had a large role in supporting the mobilization mission at Fort McCoy by providing mobilizing units with pre-deployment training equipment operated by Honeywell Technical Systems Incorporated, and route-clearance equipment-supported by Management Technologies.

The LST ensured equipment was fully-mission capable, ready for issue at all times, and maintained 100 percent accountability. LST also assisted units with any logistical problems within their entire deployment time line.

What is planned?
With the ending of the mobilization mission at Fort McCoy the LST’s primary focus will be on the units training at McCoy throughout the year. The LST moved into a new facility, building 209, in August 2011.

Why are they important?
LST, McCoy can bring large amounts of support to the table consisting of expertise and tools available at its fingertips. The amount of resources available to the LST is a powerful force, which keeps Soldiers, units, and the Army at a high readiness level.

The LST also supports the Army Force Generation cycle by helping to ensure equipment standards for each phase of the cycle are met.

Resources:
For more information about LST, McCoy call 608-388-6148/4246.

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