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DLA, Army Partner to Equip 1st of Six Security Force Assistance Brigades

The Defense Logistics Agency has teamed up with the U.S. Army to equip the first of six security force assistance brigades tasked to perform advise-and-assist operations around the world.

The equipment list for the 1st SFAB unit covers approximately 6,300 items including the latest version of the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, updated communications systems and other materials currently deployed with other units, DLA said Wednesday.

DLA currently helps the Army repair approximately 1,500 line items at Fort Stewart, Georgia as part of efforts to help the 1st SFAB achieve mission readiness.

Phil Greene, customer support representative of the Army Forces Command, said part of the 1st SFAB equipment will come from surplus stock which will be turned over to the DLA Disposition Services as part of the All Army Excess program.

Greene noted DLA’s troop support unit has created and procured 1,000 berets for members of the 1st SFAB along with an additional 600 units for members of the next established SFAB.

Lisa Smitherman, customer support representative for DLA Land and Maritime, added agency representatives have reached out to Army Materiel Command, Red River Army Depot and Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command representatives to acquire various parts such as optical lenses and wire rope assemblies.

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