A new field ammunition supply point opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 16.
The new 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment FASP is situated south of the cantonment area of this installation and on the edge of the training area.
Sergeant 1st Class Charles Price, non-commissioned officer in charge of the FASP, said the project took approximately two and half years to complete. The facility provides storage and distribution of class 5 supplies, such as ammunition and explosives.
The 11th ACR commander, Col. Kevin Jacobi, spoke at the ceremony and recognized Price and Warrant Officer 1 Kari Gibbs – 11th ACR ammunition technician – for spearheading the construction of the facility.
“[It was] the completion of a long journey by a very small team of professionals,” Jacobi said. “Professionals who are experts at their craft. Professionals who are driven by a set of values to make a difference and accomplish something bigger than themselves.”
Jacobi also thanked other organizations for their part.
The event program listed the following agencies: 58th Combat Engineer Company, 244th Engineer Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, 2916th Aviation Regiment, Northrup Grumman, Directorate of Public Works, NTC G3, Infinity Energy Construction project manager and workers, and the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board.
The colonel also stated that the design by Price and Gibbs has been praised and selected as a model for other FASPs. The DoD DESB has asked them to design another for Fort Polk, La. That installation is home to the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center.