Air Force

November 22, 2013

412th LRS activated

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Kenji Thuloweit
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Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, congratulates Sandra Sergent after she accepted the newly-activated 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron guidon. Sergent will serve as director of the squadron, which was activated Oct. 10, 2013. The 412th MSG held the activation ceremony Nov. 15 in Bldg. 3510.

The 412th Mission Support Group ceremoniously activated the 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Bldg. 3510, Nov. 15.

The 412th LRS officially became a squadron Oct. 10, 2013 with a signed unit designation. The squadron was formerly called the 412th Logistics Readiness Division of the 412th MSG.

Col. Robert Hoff, 412th MSG commander, handed the new 412th LRS guidon to Sandra Sergent who will serve as the director of the squadron.

“This is an exciting day, and you know why? We have a name, we are the [412th] Logistics Readiness Squadron,” said Sergent. “It provides us with an easily identifiable AF-wide organization.”

The squadron provides supplies, equipment and fuels to the 412th Test Wing, Air Force Test Center, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7, NASA and more than 50 associate units.

Specifically, 412th LRS provides logistical support related to supplies and equipment, vehicle operations, vehicle maintenance, traffic management, deployment planning and operations, fuels and logistics plans.

They receive, inspect, issue and deliver parts and supplies required for aircraft and base support.

The squadron also receives stores, delivers and maintains accountability of aircraft fuel, ground fuels, MOGAS and diesel. The transportation services maintains the base vehicle fleet, which provides vehicular transportation to support Research Development Test & Evaluation programs, transiting aircrews, distinguished visitors, Public Affairs tours, and provides for passenger travel, household goods movement and movement of cargo.

Regarding the 412th LRS’s vehicle division, Sergent said there are 10 mechanics taking care of more than 500 Air Force vehicles on Edwards, which have maintained a mission capability rate in the past month of 94.2 percent, exceeding the Air Force standard of 90 percent.

“I stand absolutely amazed at the things that we do with the number of people that we have. I’m sure many of you know some of the aspects that we do; we drive trucks and we drive our [R-11 fuel trucks] and we refuel vehicles and aircraft. We’re refueling over a thousand runs a month, a million gallons of gas. The team we have here is the absolute best team we could have imagined.”

The activation of the 412th LRS is the culmination of more than a decade of Air Force and Edwards AFB transitions including the merger of the Transportation and Supply career fields; the assumption of Edwards Transportation responsibilities from the 412th Civil Engineering Directorate; the deactivation of the old Supply squadron; and assuming logistics planning responsibilities. Air Force Material Command requires all of its subordinate commands to have a logistics readiness squadron, which was finally achieved last month.

Sergent oversees more than 250 personnel including active duty Airmen, reservists, government civilians and contractors, and the operation of 27 facilities on Edwards.




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