- April 1, 2020
- Posted by: Jason Dombrowski
Army Prepositioned Stock (APS) Programs: Supporting Force Readiness
Army pre-positioned stocks (APS) are vital components of total Army readiness. They provide the speed of response for geographic combatant commanders to execute operation plans (OPLANs) and conduct contingency operations worldwide until air and sea lines of communication can be established. Pre-positioned stocks are located at or near the points of planned use, reducing the initial strategic lift required for power projection to enable the fight until the theater matures. Using APS is essential to creating tactical and technical overmatch in a geographic combatant command area of responsibility and to countering immediate threats.
Amentum supports two of the U.S. Army’s prepositioned stock locations – in Europe (Germany and Poland) and the Middle East (Kuwait and Qatar). Through this program, we support the readiness of our forces by maintaining and storing their equipment in forwarding locations, ready to go as required. In order to achieve this goal, we simultaneously perform program management, transportation, warehousing, inventory control, field-level maintenance, and equipment obsolescence management. Prior to deployment – either in training or combat operations – we provide kitting, testing, and repair/replace services to ensure that troops receive the equipment they need to accomplish the mission.
Amentum maintains the equipment entrusted to us in accordance with Army-established standards such as the TM-10, TM-20 technical manuals. We utilize advanced logistics management and equipment maintenance software such as our own SupplyTRACSM combined with RFID tags to ensure transparency and ownership of outcomes all while following the Army’s standards for Care of Supplies in Storage (COSIS).
As the force posture has continued to change, with facilities being realigned, we move equipment and support infrastructure to meet the new operational goals.
- 114,000+ pieces of equipment stored and maintained in Europe
- Maintain heavy equipment such as the M1, M2A3/M3A3, and M106 Fleets
- Follow the ISO 9001:2015 standard
- Process more than 1,400 separate receiving/shipping transactions for major equipment every month