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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.

June 6, 2019

S.C. Air maintainers overcome harsh conditions in Sweden

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — After years of perfecting how to operate in overseas desert environments, the Swamp Foxes from the South Carolina Air National Guard flipped the script by deploying to northern Sweden for Arctic Challenge Exercise 19. Unpredictable weather, the remote location and unexpected major maintenance difficulties provided Swamp Fox maintainers plenty of problems to work through during their three-week TDY in support of the Nordic exercise.

June 6, 2019

Astral Knight 2019: Maintainers sharpen F-35A

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa website — Deployed maintainers of the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare F-35A Lightning II fighter jets to contribute to exercise Astral Knight 2019 on the flightline of Aviano Air Base, Italy.

May 13, 2019

Bolt inspection tool wins Team Mildenhall innovation award

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — Tech. Sgt. Steven Iziguerra, 100th Maintenance Squadron NCO-in-charge of the Non-Destructive Inspections Section, won the Team Mildenhall Innovation of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2019. As part of the NDI team, Iziguerra and his Airmen inspect aircraft parts to ensure they are anatomically sound, free of cracks and defects.

March 13, 2019

3rd Wing Transfers C-17 Aircraft Supply to 176th

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command website — Eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, are quickly approaching the second anniversary of their assignment from the 3rd Wing to the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard.

Dec. 19, 2018

MX, CES Airmen perform first of its kind repair in AOR

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Airmen of the 8th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron teamed up to replace a C-17 Globemaster III’s pitch trim actuator Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, here.