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Aug. 15, 2018

434th LRS trains in Kadena

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Grissom Air Reserve Base website — Supply, deploy, distribute, transport are the key competencies of the logistics readiness career field, and without them, the Air Force wouldn’t be able to support the generation and employment of aerospace forces across the globe.

Jan. 10, 2018

LOX and load: Fuels Airmen breathe life into aviation

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson website — As a C-17 Globemaster III gains altitude, air pressure decreases, reducing the amount of oxygen in a pilot’s blood. If unprepared, permanent damage to vital organs can happen within minutes. To prevent this, aircrew rely upon liquid oxygen.

Nov. 20, 2017

Cooler Than Cool, LRS Airmen produce liquid oxygen at Andersen

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Andersen Air Force Base website — The U.S. Air Force has two cryogenics production plants, one of which is on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. For the last year however, the plant has been closed while undergoing repairs to be more energy efficient and bring it to mission capable status.

Sept. 14, 2017

A nice cold brew at work

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — A cold brew at work sounds like something a supervisor wouldn’t get behind. In a few shops, however, a nice frosty one isn’t just encouraged, it’s required. The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron opened a cryogenic production plant June 16, 2017, to increase the supply of liquid nitrogen and oxygen available to shops that rely on those chilly fluids.

Sept. 13, 2017

Serving again: Prior POL troops continue to fuel airpower in Afghanistan

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management section, commonly referred to as POL, enables Resolute Support and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel by supplying all aircraft, to include military, contracted and civilian, with the fuel needed to deliver airpower.

Aug. 19, 2016

Cryogenics give pilots breath of fresh air

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Aviano Air Base website — Pilots operating at high altitudes need to bring oxygen with them to prevent hypoxia; luckily there are Team Aviano Airmen dedicated to making this happen.