We are The 908th: The 908th Logistics Readiness Squadron

  • Published
  • By Bradley J. Clark
  • 908th Airlift Wing

Editor’s note: “We are The 908th” is a 16 part series, running biweekly, detailing the workings of the various units in the 908th Airlift Wing. This is part 13, giving insight on the 908th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

The 908th Logistics Readiness Squadron is the key logistical support unit for the 908th Airlift Wing and its subordinate units. The squadron is under the command umbrella of the 908th Mission Support Group.

The 908th LRS provides full spectrum logistics including supplies, logistics planning, fuels and transportation to support the mission of every unit in the wing.

Commanded by Lt. Col. F. R. Schnell, the squadron’s mission is to, “develop citizen Airmen to provide, manage, and sustain agile logistics support anytime, anywhere.” Their vision is to have, “combat ready logisticians ready today leady tomorrow.”

 To reach that mission and vision, the unit has four priorities: support LRS deployers, return 908th Airlift Wing deployers, support 908th AW operations, and train LRS personnel.

In order to accomplish those priorities, the squadron takes its more than 60 members and divides them into four different sections including the deployment and distribution section, the vehicle management section, the material management section, and the fuel management section.

“The deployment and distribution section is responsible for the centralized command and control, planning and execution of all wing deployment functions,” explained Schnell. “This section is made up of logistics plans, ground transportation, and traffic management Airmen.”

“The vehicle management section is the single authority and source for maintenance and management of the wing’s motor vehicle fleet,” said Schnell.

“The materiel management section is responsible for stocking, storing, issuing, and managing, inventory, and inspecting DoD supplies and equipment and is responsible for decentralized maintenance support activities,” explained Schnell.

“The fuel management section ensures quality petroleum products, and cryogenic fluids are acquired or produced and issued safely and efficiently to using organizations,” said Schnell.

That’s all for the 908th Logistics Readiness Squadron. Check back in a couple of weeks to see what unit will be featured next in “We are The 908th.”