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Feb. 27, 2018

Airmen finish Antarctica support mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing website — Airmen and aircraft with the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing have started their journey back home to Scotia, New York, from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, after another successful Operation Deep Freeze season.

Feb. 9, 2018

U.S. Army TARDEC Demos ZH2 Fuel Cell Vehicle at Schofield with 25th Infantry

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Pacific Command website — Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division put the Army's ZH2 fuel-cell electric vehicle through the rigors of operating in jungle terrain during a training exercise here in late January.

Feb. 5, 2018

‘Demon’ brigade stands ready to deliver fuel

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Fort Riley website — Several units from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, worked together to conduct a unique and important training on Marshall Army Airfield Jan. 23 to 27.

Feb. 3, 2018

Following the Fuel

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — High above a cold and dusty mountain range in Afghanistan, an F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker at more than 30,000 feet. Many man hours and quality control processes are completed by U.S. Air Force Airmen and civilian contractors to ensure this fighter receives the fuel it needs to complete the mission.

Jan. 18, 2018

Cannon firetruck maintainers keep mission well-oiled

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Cannon Air Force Base website — When fires need to be put out, citizens call firefighters. When firefighters need their vehicles fixed, they call on firetruck maintainers. It’s a chain where one link can affect the rest.

Jan. 18, 2018

POL enables faster turnarounds, longer missions

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Moody Air Force Base website — “With hot-pit refuels we’re prepositioned and they taxi to us and with the engines still running,” said Tech. Sgt. Zachary Beggin, 23d LRS NCO in charge of fuels distribution. “They hookup, refuel and their back up in the air and it decreases ground time by 66 percent.”

Jan. 10, 2018

LOX and load: Fuels Airmen breathe life into aviation

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson website — As a C-17 Globemaster III gains altitude, air pressure decreases, reducing the amount of oxygen in a pilot’s blood. If unprepared, permanent damage to vital organs can happen within minutes. To prevent this, aircrew rely upon liquid oxygen.

Jan. 8, 2018

USACE Quality Assurance checks help keep temporary emergency generators running strong in Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website — Shelby Deal leans over a generator hooked up to a water pump station on the side of a twisting mountain road in central Puerto Rico. He notes the generator’s barcode and transponder number, inspects its oil and fuel filters, checks the fuel gauge, and records the number of hours the generator has operated.

Dec. 19, 2017

Providers in the Storms

DLA provided crucial support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Coast Guard, National Guard units, local law enforcement and the military services as they helped victims of the Fall 2017 hurricanes.

Dec. 14, 2017

Maintainers Help Aircrews Deliver Bundles of Joy

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Pacific Command website — Flying 3 C-130’s thousands of miles daily does not happen without a team of professionals to keep the sleigh in the air. Airmen from the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work tirelessly around the clock to ensure the aircraft are always mission ready and fully capable.