Ali Al Salem's ETDC, currently the second largest distribution center in the (USCENTCOM) theater of operations, is the distribution center support hub for more than 14,000 warfighters, issuing up to 100,000 items worth $56 million every six months.
'Here at ETDC, we help customers get the gear that they need to go downrange,' said Senior Airman Terri Harris, 386th ELRS ETDC journeyman.
In addition to issuing chemical warfare equipment, defense equipment and individual protection equipment, ETDC Airmen are also in charge of an armory that holds a variety of small arms and light weapons.
The ETDC currently inventories and maintains more than 272,000 items valued at approximately $60 million.
Aside from inspections, ETDC Airmen also provide basic tests to verify equipment functionality.
'When we inspect the masks, we look to see if there is any visual damage like tears or breaks,' said Airman 1st Class Brianna Renninger, 386th ELRS ETDC journeyman.