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375th LRS honored by AMC

23/01/07 -- The 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron was recently named the Air Mobility Command Logistics Readiness Squadron Non-flying Unit of the Year.

"At the majority of AMC bases, the aerial port function resides in a separate squadron, the supply function is manned by active duty, and the munitions function resides in the maintenance group," said Lynn Arias, 375th LRS Logistics Manager. "Here at Scott, the aerial port function is an element under our traffic management flight, the supply function is performed by a contractor and the munitions function is an element under our operations office."

In order to accomplish this unique mission the 375th LRS is comprised of several different entities:

- The Management and Systems Flight manages their budget, facilities, strategic planning, squadron training and provides quality assurance over the supply contractor.

- The Fuels Management Flight provides clean, dry, fuel for assigned and transient aircraft and Scott's ground transportation and equipment.

- The Installation Readiness Flight effectively integrates squadron and wing-level readiness processes. They are the sole authority for logistics plans, execution, readiness training, support agreements, war reserve material management, deployments and related tasks and operation of the Deployment Control Center.

- The Traffic Management Flight manages personal property, passenger travel, cargo operations and aerial port operations for Scott. The Personal Property Shipping sections area of responsibility covers over 55,000 square miles, including nine counties in Eastern Missouri.

- The Vehicle Management Flight is the single authority and source for the management and maintenance of the wing's vehicle fleet and assigns, accounts for and maintains vehicle assets so they are safe, efficient, and environmentally sound and meet the wing's needs.

- The Vehicle Operations Flight is the source for safe and efficient organic ground transportation of personnel and cargo within and between installations in support of home-station, contingency and combat service support operations. They also oversee the wing's operator licensing and record maintenance programs.

- The Munitions Element is responsible for receiving, inspecting, storing, and distributing munitions to the 375th AW, 932nd AW, 126th Air Refueling Wing, National Imaging and Mapping Agency and three OSI detachments.

"The typical LRS in AMC encompasses a myriad of different functions and here we are even more diverse," said Ms. Arias. "We excel at teamwork and have a real synergy among flights."

The 375th LRS will continue it's unique mission. The next stop for them is a possible Air Force-level award.