The WWRS program serves as an “eBay” of excess aircraft parts and support equipment for foreign military sales, by being a platform for authorized users (foreign partners and other service branches) to buy or sell spare aircraft parts and support equipment among each other. WWRS gives them access to what are often hard-to-find parts, allowing them to save money and keep their aircraft operational. In addition, for countries selling items, the program gives them a cost-effective option to sell aircraft parts for which they have a surplus of or no longer require. This frees up critical warehouse space and generates funding for their other needs.
“The Non-Standard Supply Workshop organized recently by AFSAC team was a perfect addition to our FLO community training schedule,” said Col. Jacek Brzezinski, a Polish foreign liaison officer. “It was a great opportunity not only to see how the system is designed and how it performs but foremost to meet and greet key people that stand behind WWRS and PROS programs. After all it’s all about ‘human-to-human interface’ that counts when it comes to getting in-depth knowledge and solving troubles. Thank you very much AFSAC, outstanding job!!!”
During the workshop, attendees received in depth training on a large variety of PROS and WWRS topics, to include item eligibility requirements, case processing and financial flow/reports. They also had an opportunity to meet individually with Air Force WWRS and PROS experts to discuss issues specific to their country or organization.
“This workshop was a success,” said Matt Meginnes, section chief for Non-Standard Supply at AFSAC, and one of the organizers of the event. “It allowed our partner nations to come together and learn about PROS and WWRS, how they work and how to use them. We want our partner nations to be successful and to be able to do their missions alongside of us or by themselves. What we do supports that.”
An expanded AFSAC International Logistics Workshop will be held in the fall 2019.