With the help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, the Army Reserve Aviation Command’s newest Aviation Support Facility, also known as ASF, is officially open. MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility, April 2, 2022.
The 81st Readiness Division facility supports aviation units assigned to the Army Reserve Aviation Command. These aviation units perform aircraft maintenance operations and dispatching, administration, aviation life support equipment, flight instructor support and flight standardization. The facility supports more than 250 Soldiers and civilians to include military technicians, Department of Army civilians and Department of Defense contractors.
“This was a 55 million dollar facility that was a Louisville in-house design,” said Brian Cash, Louisville District Army Reserve section chief and project manager for the project. “The in-house team worked with the user to design an efficient layout that helped improve the operation of the Aviation Support Facility.”
According to Cash, the current and former ASF supervisors were both very complimentary of the facility and said others were looking at it as a model for future facilities.