Total team effort – a common phrase in the Army and one the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Africa Battalion helped flawlessly demonstrate recently at Leghorn Army Depot in Livorno.

Working as a team with their counterparts at Italian Joint Operations Command, the U.S. Air Force’s 731st Munitions Squadron, U.S. Army Garrison Italy Camp Darby and ammunition experts from the Pisa Ammunition Storage Area, Army Field Support Battalion-Africa supported the preparation, loading and movement of 40 ammunition containers onto 20 railcars in late November and early December.

The ammunition mission – slated to support current operations in Europe – demonstrates a strong professional collaboration between the Italian army, the U.S. Air Force in Pisa and AFSBn-Africa, according to an information paper released by the battalion. The mission also highlights the total team effort and installation support from Camp Darby as well as the Logistics Assistance Representative ammunition experts, also known as Quality Assurance Specialists (Ammunition Surveillance) or QASAS, from the Pisa Ammunition Storage Area.

The Italian base commander and USAG Italy at Camp Darby orchestrated the event, but mission success was dependent on the critical support provided by AFSBn-Africa, the 731st Munitions Squadron, Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command QASAS personnel, the information paper stated. The mission was also instrumental is helping everyone involved in refining their ammunition handling and movement tactics, techniques and procedures in preparation for another unilateral ammunition movement mission in the future.