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Nov. 14, 2019

437th Maintenance Squadron, Fabrication Flight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Charleston website — Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs perform several missions throughout the world to include combat and presidential support, training and humanitarian missions. As time goes on, aircraft need to be inspected and repaired for structural integrity, internal cracks, painting and exterior damage. The 437th Maintenance Squadron, Fabrication Flight is responsible for fixing and identifying such issues to ensure mission readiness.

Sept. 25, 2019

Heavy aircraft crew chiefs reflect on duties before Air Show

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Sheppard Air Force Base website — Often overshadowed by their more aggressive, quicker and sleeker cousins, the fighter jets, the heavy aircraft are the airframes that carry the U.S. Air Force and sister-service components, and it is about time they get the love they deserve.

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 24, 2019

U.S., Australia new C-17 maintenance arrangement enhances readiness, cooperation

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force officials implemented a new maintenance arrangement for the C-17 that will improve strategic airlift efficiency and fleet readiness.

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.

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.