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Tim Wood is the Baumholder Installation Site Manager and Deputy Director of Logistics Readiness Center Rheinland-Pfalz, 405th Army Field Support Brigade. He said everything LRC Rheinland-Pfalz Baumholder provides is directly related to preparing for and supporting the well-being and quality of life of all soldiers and families living and working in the Baumholder military community.
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Last name: Tim Wood

Job title: Baumholder Site Manager and Deputy Director

Awarded: Rheinland-Pfalz Logistics Readiness Center, 405th Army Field Support Brigade

Site: Quartermaster Kaserne, Baumholder, Germany

Experience: I have been working at LRC Rheinland-Pfalz Baumholder for more than two years. Prior to that, I was the operations officer for the 407th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas for about 3 and a half years. Prior to that, I was director of LRC Rhineland-Pfalz for about 11 years and transport manager for the facility for two years.

Other service: I served 24 years as an active duty soldier and senior transportation NCO before retiring as a first sergeant.

Hometown: Radcliff, Kentucky

Q: Can you explain what you do and what you are responsible for at LRC Rheinland-Pfalz Baumholder?

A: I am responsible for all installation-level logistics supporting U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz and its tenant units in the military community of Baumholder. This includes supply and services, food services, asset accounting, central facility, all subsistence items and rations supporting this region and Eastern Europe, personal assets, testing and driver training, transport fleet operations, and transport quality assurance and control. as well as plans and operations to include in-garrison emergency and crisis operations in support of emergency operations and other requirements. I am responsible for almost 100 employees at LRC Rheinland-Pfalz Baumholder who do all this work.

Q: Why is the LRC Rheinland-Pfalz Baumholder mission so important?

A: We are here to support soldiers, family members and civilians within the Baumholder military community. We have a direct impact on their well-being and quality of life. I firmly believe that everything we do is directly related to the readiness of tactical units in our area of ​​responsibility. And when soldiers are deployed or on support exercises, we take care of their families. What we do is very important because it has a direct impact on their well-being and the readiness of their unit. The 16th Sustainment Brigade is headquartered here in the military community of Baumholder, and it has a far-reaching mission in a wide range of theatrical operations here in Europe and Africa. And LRC Rheinland-Pfalz Baumholder supports them directly.

Q: What do you like about your job and what motivates you?

A: I enjoy having a direct impact on the soldiers and families of Baumholder as they experience their European tours here. I enjoy helping to make their life enjoyable while on assignment in Germany. I love working with soldiers and civilians, and their families, here in the Baumholder military community – but also with local national employees. It is truly a blessing to work with local employees in our host country. Not everyone has this opportunity. I have a great team here that supports our community really well, and I think our reputation speaks for itself. We really want to be here and we want to do everything we can to make this a better place for all of our soldiers and families who are posted here. It’s one of the Army’s hidden gems – Baumholder is a great community, and that’s my daily motivation.

LRC Rheinland-Pfalz and 405th AFSB: LRC Rheinland-Pfalz is one of seven LRCs under the command and control of the 405th AFSB. LRCs perform facility logistics support and services to include supply, maintenance, transportation and food service management as well as apparel distribution facility operations, hazardous materials management, personal and household goods, passenger movement, and management of non-tactical vehicles and garrison equipment. When it comes to providing day-to-day installation services, LRC Rheinland-Pfalz directs, manages and coordinates a variety of operations and activities in support of USAG Rheinland-Pfalz. LRC Rheinland-Pfalz reports to the 405th AFSB, which is assigned to the US Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, US Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides material support to U.S. forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater support logistics; synchronize acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging the U.S. Army Materiel Command Materiel Enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official website at www.afsbeurope.army.mil and the official Facebook site at www.facebook.com/405thAFSB.

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