WSA in Sanem, Luxembourg, celebrates 30th anniversary

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nathan Lipscomb 435th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Warehouses Service Agency celebrated its 30th Anniversary Jan. 8 in Sanem, Luxembourg. The event included speeches from U.S. Ambassador Ann Wagner, Luxembourg Defense Minister Jean-Louis Schiltz and a tour of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Central Region Storage Facility.

“The importance of Sanem as a logistics hub has been recognized for many years by the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense,” Ambassador Wagner said. “The superb reputation of WSA and its highly skilled workers is widely

The facility is home to 85 percent of USAFE’s War Reserve Materiel, which includes vehicles, aerospace ground equipment, aircraft tanks, tacks, adaptors, pylons, basic expeditionary airfield resources and other airfield support equipment items valued at more than $350 million, said Maj. Adrian Crowley, 435th Materiel Maintenance Squadron commander.

WSA maintains, reconstitutes and stores WRM in a posture to rapidly deploy worldwide within 24 hours for any contingency. 

The WSA was established and designated by the government of Luxembourg to perform all the services set forth in a memorandum of understanding between Luxembourg and the United States dating back to December 1978.

The U.S. Air Force established the CRSF in 1994 and oversees WSA site operations.
 “The success of this operation is a testament to the enduring strategic partnership between the United States and Luxembourg,” Major Crowley said.