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Feb. 19, 2020

103rd LRS Airmen keep wheels turning on mission readiness

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Airmen in the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s traffic management and ground transportation sections play a key role in ensuring the readiness of organizations across Bradley Air National Guard Base.

Jan. 29, 2020

573rd CMXS keeps aircraft parts in supply at Robins, worldwide to keep mission in air

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Robins Air Force Base website — Mechanics, machinists, plastic workers and more make up the more than 200-member team responsible for supporting weapon systems and manufacturing of parts on the F-15, C-5, C-17 and C-130 aircraft.

Jan. 17, 2020

100th MXS: Aircraft structural maintenance maintains readiness

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — The Airmen of the 100th Maintenance Squadron’s aircraft structural maintenance shop preserve and extend the life of components for all Team Mildenhall airframes.

Jan. 8, 2020

NY Air Guard customizes shipping boxes for 25-foot-long skis

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Good skis are expensive. So it’s always a good idea to protect them when they’re shipped. It’s an even better idea to protect them when the skis are 25 feet long, weigh 3,000 pounds, and are used to land 75,800-pound LC-130 cargo airplanes on ice and snow.

Dec. 5, 2019

Maintainers ensure F-35A stays safe, stealthy

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 388th Fighter Wing website — If every other system on a fighter aircraft fails, there’s one that has to work. The ejection system.

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. 6, 2019

Hurricane Hunters finish flying Dorian

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 403rd Wing website — Over the last two weeks the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, aka Hurricane Hunters, have flown 25 missions in support of Hurricane Dorian.

Aug. 21, 2019

AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections complete

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — In less than two weeks, all 113 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft have been inspected and 112 cleared to return to worldwide operational duty, following a temporary removal from service Aug. 7 designed to address atypical cracks found on an aircraft.

July 19, 2019

Rising Technology: DLA Aviation at Warner Robins automates to support WR-ALC workload increase

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Robins Air Force Base website — Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Warner Robins on Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently acquired state of the art automated storage aids that has Shop Service Center personnel optimistic about the future of delivery response time and ease-of-access to the crucial parts necessary for aircraft maintenance.

June 26, 2019

AFRL and partners reclaim obsolete aircraft parts using advanced manufacturing technology

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — The average age of Air Force aircraft is over 28 years according to Assessment of Military Power, 2018. This creates a constant requirement for components needing repair or replacement. Parts can be difficult to acquire when original suppliers are no longer in existence and new suppliers have no desire to produce low volume quantities.