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6 LRS supply moves, boosts capabilities

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Auger, a central storage technician, and Senior Airman Seth Soares, a flight service center technician, both assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, move a Pelican case at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Auger, a central storage technician, and Senior Airman Seth Soares, a flight service center technician, both assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, move a Pelican case at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2018. More than 30 Airmen from three different career fields assisted in supply’s relocation in which 13,000 inventory items totaling $111 million were moved from Hangar 2 to Building 49. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks)

Shelving units remain empty prior to assembly inside the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron warehouse at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2018.

Shelving units remain empty prior to assembly inside the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron warehouse at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2018. The materiel management flight, which oversees MacDill’s supply inventory, moved more than 13,000 items worth approximately $111 million over a two-week period while maintaining 100 percent accountability of all assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks)

Pallets of inventory items stored in a temporary location inside the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron warehouse at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2018.

Pallets of inventory items stored in a temporary location inside the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron warehouse at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2018. The materiel management flight moved more than 13,000 items to the warehouse to utilize a 58,000 square foot space in preparation for eight additional KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at MacDill AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks)

Rows of supply inventory line the floor of the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron warehouse at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2018.

Rows of supply inventory line the floor of the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron warehouse at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 11, 2018. After a recent move to a 58,000 square foot area, the materiel management flight continues to support the needs of MacDill and other Air Force installations around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adam R. Shanks)

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

Airmen assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management flight are undergoing a warehouse transition, which began March 2018, and is slated to be completed mid-May 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

More than 13,000 inventory items worth approximately $111 million were moved from Hangar 2 to the Building 49 warehouse over a two-week period.

These items ranged from uniform items and equipment, to aircraft parts and deployment kits.

“Due to the eight additional KC-135 Stratotankers gained by MacDill, more space was needed for the maintainers in the hangar,” said Master Sgt. Donovan Bryan, the asset management section chief assigned to the 6th LRS. “Additionally, the move to Building 49 gives us around 58,000 square feet of space to operate in.”

Capt. Jeffrey Allen, the 6th LRS materiel management flight commander, remarked how impressed he was with the success of the move.

“During the moving process, no one was injured, nothing was lost or damaged and we maintained 100 percent accountability,” said Allen. “My three priorities were safety, accountability and performing everything correctly with no rush.

“More than 30 Airmen from three different career fields came together to make this move a phenomenal success; they deserve all the credit for doing an incredible job.”

With more room to operate with, the inventory belonging to materiel management is more accessible while in a central location inside Building 49’s warehouse.

“Throughout the planning process, we were looking to find the most efficient way to help customers get parts,” said Bryan. “Our aircraft require parts for routine maintenance, as do other Air Force installations around the world who request items from us, so our new location will only increase our capabilities.”

While finishing touches are made to the new location, supply Airmen continually meet their demand, without issue.