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Oct. 3, 2019

Air Force on schedule with new uniform issue timeline

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — Trainees entering into Basic Military Training, or BMT, at the 37th Training Wing this week are the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, uniforms.

Oct. 2, 2019

The Road to Predictive Logistics: Perspectives from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command website — Former President and Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower once observed, "You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics." Stated during World War II, Eisenhower's message is archaically imperative for the battlefield of tomorrow, with evolving logistic designs to sustain drones, vertical lift, robotics, and virtual reality.

Oct. 1, 2019

AMCTES Testers conduct worldwide cargo pallet evaluation

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst website — The heartbeat of Air Mobility Command is its capability to transport goods efficiently and effectively in support of military and humanitarian operations globally.  The universal cargo handling system using the 463L cargo pallet has been the mainstay for cargo movement since the early 1960’s, with the standard aluminum cargo pallet essentially unchanged in all of this time — until now.

Sept. 30, 2019

166th Maintenance Operations Flight: Behind the curtain work the wizards of wing operations

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 166th Airlift Wing website — The gatekeepers of wing operations, the Maintenance Operations Flight manages every detail of aircraft maintenance, operations and training. From coordinating fuel to propulsion to parts, the MOF directs the planning, scheduling and maintenance of our eight C-130H2 aircraft.

Sept. 27, 2019

Navy: Sept. 30 Is last day for blue working uniform, rank-insignia cover

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — The last day of approved wear of the Navy Working Uniform Type I is Sept. 30, as this uniform has been replaced by the NWU Type III, as announced in Naval Administrative Message 174/16.

Sept. 26, 2019

U.S. Army Alaska Gives Marine Corps a Lift during Exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command website — Soldiers of the 109th Transportation Company, 17th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, U.S. Army Alaska, assisted the Navy and Marine Corps during the Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise in Seward Sept. 19.

Sept. 25, 2019

Heavy aircraft crew chiefs reflect on duties before Air Show

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Sheppard Air Force Base website — Often overshadowed by their more aggressive, quicker and sleeker cousins, the fighter jets, the heavy aircraft are the airframes that carry the U.S. Air Force and sister-service components, and it is about time they get the love they deserve.

Sept. 24, 2019

DRMO Project Cleaning Up FRCSW

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Naval Air Systems Command website — Thanks to an initiative that began earlier this year, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) teammates have probably noticed less clutter around the plant.

Sept. 23, 2019

Aggressive depot repair capability improves readiness

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Tobyhanna Army Depot website — Adaptive depot repair capability is fortifying warfighter readiness at five Army installations in the continental United States and overseas.

Sept. 17, 2019

51st Civil Engineer Squadron Conducts Airfield Damage Repair Training

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command website — Generally, at the center of Air Force installation operations is the airfield and the runway, heavily guarded by law enforcement and surveillance to keep people and assets safe. Which leaves the question: what would happen if Osan Air Base’s runway was somehow left damaged?