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Feb. 10, 2021

Joint Army, Air Force petroleum training

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 302nd Airlift Wing website — Airmen from the 302nd Logistics Readiness Squadron provided hands-on training to Army petroleum systems technicians from the 59th Quartermaster Company, Fort Carson, on Air Force fuel operations during a group training event here Jan. 27, 2021.

April 28, 2020

Planes don’t fly without fuel

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Barksdale Air Force Base website — Barksdale houses the largest fuel storage capacity in all of Air Force Global Strike Command, which not only keeps the B-52H Stratofortress in the air, but also keeps the rest of the 2nd Bomb Wing moving.

Jan. 7, 2020

Fueling the fleet: 103rd Fuels Airmen keep Flying Yankees mission-ready

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 103rd Airlift Wing website — Critical to the 103rd Airlift Wing's success is the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight, whose support ensures aircrews get the local training they need to accomplish their mission.

Aug. 19, 2019

48th LRS F-Flight: Fueling the Liberty Wing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Lakenheath website — U.S. Air Force’s combat aircraft deliver high performance tactical support but they require fuel to get off the ground. The 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Management Flight ensures the Liberty Wing’s fighter squadrons are gassed and ready to go.

June 18, 2019

POL fuels mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 403rd Wing website — Fuel specialists of the 403rd Mission Support Group at Keesler Air Force Base put their science based training into action every day as they supply petroleum products to the 403rd Wing C-130Js, weapons systems, and ground vehicles.

May 18, 2019

Fuels lab provides quality assurance for CENTCOM

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron provides a “home” for the Air Force Petroleum Office. The team of three provides quality assurance and control of fuels and gases for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

April 6, 2019

AUAB power projection: cryogenics team keeps aircrews breathing easy

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — At certain altitudes, an aircraft’s environment changes. From oxygen levels to pressure fluctuations, aircrew members need to be able to adapt. Airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenics section, ensure service members across U.S. Air Forces Central Command are equipped with tools needed to function.

Oct. 23, 2018

100th LRS Fuels Facilities support flying mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — People far and wide have seen fighter jets zipping in the skies, most recently F-18 Hornets, F-22 Raptors, and F-15 Eagles. Impressive as these aircraft may be, getting off the ground to perform training and real world missions wouldn’t be possible without RAF Mildenhall’s critical air refueling “bridge,” that allows aircraft, whether it be U.S. military or NATO allies, to deploy at a moment’s notice.

Oct. 15, 2018

Coolest job in the Air Force, in a manner of speaking

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Oxygen begins to boil at -297 degrees Fahrenheit and will freeze at around -361 degrees Fahrenheit — in between these two temperatures you have oxygen in liquid form. Handling liquid oxygen, also known as LOX, can be very dangerous and is done on a daily basis by the crew chiefs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Aug. 27, 2018

Chill, Cryogenics has what you need

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Basewebsite — Nearly a year ago, Kadena Air Base, Japan, opened a cryogenic production plant as part of the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron. As a new plant – the only operational one in the Air Force – many may be unaware of not only its successfulness, but also its purpose.