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Jan. 12, 2022

Revitalizing aviation process excellence, a high priority for DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Oklahoma City on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is committed to providing outstanding customer service and long-term solutions to complex logistical challenges at the depot maintenance level.

Dec. 17, 2021

DLA Aviation instrumental in returning the Air Force B-1B to its bomber fleet

Over the past several years, there have been documented incidents of the Air Force’s B-1B bombers experiencing in-flight engine issues. The problems occurred when an unsafe part in the augmenter fuel filter housing on its F101 engines failed.

Nov. 29, 2021

Oklahoma City commander thanks employees for their years of service

Air Force Col. Jason Kalin took command of DLA Aviation at Oklahoma City in August and said he was excited to be a part of the team noting their strong work ethic and dedication. From September to October, Kalin reached to out to 61 employees to recognize their length of service and outstanding performance.

Nov. 1, 2021

Over $208 million Air Force KC-46A parts moving to DLA Distribution Oklahoma City

The Air Force is expanding its current storage and distribution requirements of the Boeing KC-46A program at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Aug. 19, 2021

Winds of change blow in Oklahoma City

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Oklahoma City has a new leader. Air Force Col. James Malec relinquished command to Air Force Col. Jason Kalin during a change of command ceremony held at the Tinker Event Center on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 13.

April 9, 2021

After a decade in the “Boneyard,” Wise Guy back in action

On May 19, 2016, an Air Force B-52 Bomber, with seven crew members onboard, crashed at Anderson Air Force Base on Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific close to 4,000 miles west of Hawaii. All survived the fiery crash that reduced the Air Force’s B-52 fleet to 75, one less than the congressionally mandated 76.

Oct. 8, 2020

DLA Distribution Oklahoma City earns the Brig. Gen. Barbara Doornink DLA Distribution Center of the Year (Large) award

The award goes to DDOO for superbly refined programs which cut customer business hour delivery times and achieve solid “green” metrics for over 800,000 annual issues.

Oct. 5, 2020

Tinker completes construction for the Air Force’s largest ESPC project

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force Materiel Command website — The Air Force completed construction for a $243 million energy project at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, in September. The Energy Savings Performance Contract project will improve energy efficiency and resiliency for the base.

July 31, 2020

Tinker units collaborate, produce first 3-D printed engine component

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Tinker Air Force Base website — Members of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, an Air Force Sustainment Center wing, have produced the first additively manufactured metal component successfully tested on a U.S. Air Force aircraft engine, a significant milestone for future sustainment of aircraft like the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System and the B-52 Stratofortress.

April 10, 2020

Aviation signs contract to certify engine part built through additive manufacturing process for airworthiness

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, the Air Force and General Electric signed a contract March 17 to construct and evaluate an engine part for airworthiness produced using additive manufacturing processes. It is a first for DLA and the Air Force.