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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.

March 20, 2019

Mass. Air Guard maintainer views sheet metal work as art

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Airman 1st Class Jose Lozada Jr. believes aircraft structural maintenance is more than just repairing physical damage.

March 15, 2019

Phase inspections keep the B-52 flying

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 307th Bomb Wing website — Just like a car, the B-52 Stratofortress needs its oil changed, tires rotated and its engine looked at to keep it running and prevent future damage.

Jan. 22, 2019

EMS works behind the scenes to get aircraft from the shop to the sky

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Luke Air Force Base website — The roar of fighter jets zooming by is a familiar sound on Luke. They fill the sky with spectacles of weaving, winding and intricate maneuvers. This breathtaking display can make it easy to forget about all the Airmen and hours that went into the aircraft maintenance which enabled it to fly.

Jan. 12, 2019

Managing the Airfield

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The airfield can be a very busy place. Multiple planes take off and land daily, vehicles transport Airmen and equipment to various locations, and even the runway itself can become a task with the maintenance it requires to maintain it.

Jan. 10, 2019

Beneath the Skies: Aircraft Maintainers

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing website — One of the largest support structures here at the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing can be broadly defined as aircraft maintainers.

Jan. 7, 2019

BRICE app simplifies maintenance action, saves time

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force Reserve Command website — The Air Force Reserve went live with an app that is expected to save time and stress for aircraft maintainers late last year, with an estimated 100 users to be enrolled by February.

Dec. 14, 2018

The American Chopper of Aircraft Maintenance

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight, also known as “Fab Flight” or the “American Chopper” of aircraft maintenance at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is in charge of identifying and repairing aircraft structural damage. They fix whatever can be broken, from a metal panel off the side of a KC-10 Extender to a tiny cracked screw the size of a fingernail.

Nov. 2, 2018

Never fly faster than your guardian angel can maintain your equipment

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — Limitations on discussing the technical aspects of the incident present a unique opportunity to focus on the human story so easily lost in a sea of facts, figures and carefully worded press releases; an opportunity to focus on the pilots, the dedicated team of maintenance professionals whose equipment saved their lives and how their destinies became inextricably linked on that warm September afternoon.

Oct. 4, 2018

Aerospace Ground Equipment vital to sustaining the 12th Flying Training Wing as the ‘Source of America’s Airpower’

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — Soon after arriving to a new aircraft maintenance squadron, fresh technical training graduates are tasked with the most important direction of their young careers. ‘We need to go to work, so go grab the keys to the airplane.’ Some time later, an exasperated Airman returns to a shop rolling with laughter, waiting to let them in on one of oldest jokes on the flight line.