|(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.
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
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
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.
For more information about LST, McCoy call 608-388-6148/4246.