86th AW leadership tours Sanem

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  • By Airman 1st Class Madelyn Keech
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Otis C. Jones, 86th Airlift Wing commander, Renae Fischer, 86th AW vice director, and other Airmen assigned to the 86th AW visited the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s (USAFE) Central Region Storage Facility (CRSF) in Sanem, Luxembourg, Nov. 9, 2022.

The intent of the visit was to showcase the CRSF and to highlight the strong relationship between the Warehouses Service Agency site management team and Ramstein’s 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron, an Air Force unit responsible for managing 98 percent of USAFE’s War Reserve Materiel.

The Sanem warehouse stores pre-positioned vehicles and equipment, to include Aerospace Ground Equipment, Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources, fuels support equipment, and Rapid Airfield Damage Repair equipment. It is strategically located and has an infrastructure of warehouses, repair, maintenance and services shops.

The Warehouses Service Agency works with both the United States Air Force and Luxembourg’s Ministry of Defense to provide warehousing, logistical support and maintenance services for military equipment and other various goods and merchandise.

“It is important as a leadership team that we not only understand the capacity that comes with this location, but to see the layout and meet the team that is running this,” Jones said. “We have a great team of total-force Airmen and the WSA team taking care of our [assets]. I have every confidence that we are executing our mission every day.”

Over the past year, Sanem provided 26 fuels support equipment items, 52 vehicles for DLA/DS disposal, and 170 vehicles for different missions. During last year’s Operation Allies Refuge, they provided the Air Force with 301 Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources increments and 37 vehicles.

“We came out to get a better perspective of the assets we currently have,” Fischer said. “When we connect with the team down here, everyone understands the mission better. From the Airmen to the civilians and the local national team, they get a better understanding of what they bring to the mission at Ramstein.”