12/07/2011: A new Army Sustainment Command complex was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., Nov. 7. This new eight-acre complex includes a maintenance shop, warehouse and operations building for issuing and maintaining over 2,300 pieces of equipment, from weapons to Mine Resistant Ambush Protective vehicles to units undergoing pre-deployment training.
The new complex represents a vast improvement over earlier facilities, said John Medlin, Logistics Support Team chief. “We were working out of tents before, said Medlin. “This greatly increases our capacity and capability. The new facilities will help make for a better pre-deployment training experience for the soldiers that come here. We work hard to provide a great service here so Camp Atterbury has the latest and greatest to ensure the soldiers we’re training get what they need.” The new facility is on land that was once a swamp and required extensive efforts from the installation Directorate of Public Works to reclaim the ground, said Lt. John Silva, Director of Camp Atterbury Directorate of Public Works. “This complex will greatly enhance the working conditions,” said Silva.
“We were out here with a couple of my engineers and some of my surveyors looking at the swamp that was here a couple years ago, and we thought, ‘there is no way we’re going to be able to get this facility on this ground” even after additional surveys and soil tests were conducted, the outlook was bleak for the amount of resources available for the project, said Silva. “The engineering that went behind getting this facility to where it is today is amazing and had plenty of challenges along the way,” said Silva. “At the end of the day, we got a great product at a reasonable cost…..”
Story by Staff Sgt. David Bruce
Credit: Camp Atterbury Public Affairs:11/7/2011
- The first photo shows the recently constructed maintenance building, warehouse and operations building are the new home of the Army Sustainment Command Logistic Support Team on Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind.
- The second photo shows the operations building and warehouse of the new Army Sustainment Command Logistic Support Team Complex at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., that was officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 7. The LST issues and maintains equipment for soldiers to use during their pre-deployment training while at Camp Atterbury.
- The third photo shows Mike Murphey, of Edinburgh, Ind., moving supplies from the warehouse to the maintenance building at the Army Sustainment Command Logistic Support Team Complex on Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., Nov. 7.
- The final photo shows Skip Farley, logistics assistance representative with the Army Sustainment Command’s Logistic Support Team at Camp Atterbury, giving a tour of one of the latest MATV Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles during the opening ceremony of the new Army Sustainment Command Logistic Support Team Complex at Camp Atterbury joint maneuver Training Center, Ind., Nov 7.