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June 16, 2020

Maintenance fab flight awarded Squadron Innovation Funds for 3D printer

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Youngstown Air Reserve Center website — The 910th Maintenance Group was recently awarded $72 thousand to advance its additive manufacturing capabilities through the purchase of an AON3D printer.

June 8, 2020

LRAFB Airman sparks 3D printed innovation for C-130 fleet

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Little Rock Air Force Base website — The Air Force empowers its Airmen to be innovative in order to outpace and outmaneuver adversaries by solving problems they encounter every day — it’s what allows the Air Force to move faster, smarter and maintain its competitive edge.

May 26, 2020

Hill’s New Manufacturing Flight overcomes part shortages

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Hill Air Force Base website — When an essential aircraft part becomes unavailable, it’s not a constraint for the 533 Commodities Maintenance Squadron. They take the motto, “Built right. Ready to fight,” to an entirely different level since they can fabricate their own parts.

May 21, 2020

Hill AFB F-35 maintainers speed egress inspection and servicing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 388th Fighter Wing website — Maintainers here are helping aircraft availability numbers by decreasing downtime in the process for inspecting and servicing F-35A Lightning II seats.

May 18, 2020

Team DLA averages two hour delivery time for crucial Air Force parts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Robins Air Force Base website — In early March, Robins Air Force Base began to send high risk personnel home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. By the end of the month the base had emptied to critical personnel. One critical team from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Warner Robins is the Delivery Response Team that ensures timely delivery of crucial Air Force maintenance supplies.

April 17, 2020

100th LRS flight service center: 'We’ve got what you need’

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — At RAF Mildenhall, those who call the flight line home do everything they can to put the pieces of an aircraft puzzle together and put jets in the air; but the job couldn’t be done without a little-known shop on base – the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron flight service center.

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.