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Stockpiling weapons, equipment top priorities, says G-4

Stockpiling weapons, equipment top priorities, says G-4

WASHINGTON -- Getting troops and their gear quickly to the fight, which likely will be thousands of miles from a home station, is an urgent readiness requirement, said Lt. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee. The luxury of days of buildup at a tactical assembly area are long gone, he said. Adversaries know that playbook and will do their utmost to deny access. As such, two readiness priorities of Army sustainers are stockpiling weapons and equipment for contingencies and much more rapidly offloading supplies needed by brigade combat teams at ports and runways. Piggee, the Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-4, spoke Friday at an Association of the United States Army "Sustainment" Hot Topic forum at the Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. STOCKPILING MATERIEL "We have Army Prepositioned Stocks all over the globe," Piggee said. "Our goal, in the coming years, is to have more than ...

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