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March 31, 2017

Armament Airmen lay down the steel

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Shaw Air Force Base website — The 43 Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems flight work around the clock to guarantee the weapons and launchers on F-16CM Fighting Falcons are ready to eliminate their target when fired.

March 28, 2017

Aerospace Ground Equipment: No air power without ground power

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base website — The 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment shop provides the equipment used by crew chiefs and other aircraft maintainers on the flight line.

March 27, 2017

Maintaining the wheels on the ground

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Osan Air Base website — From forklifts to fuel trucks, it takes all kinds of vehicles to ensure Team Osan is ready to fight tonight.

March 20, 2017

Maintaining miracles

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Tyndall Air Force Base website — The experts and specialists of the 325th Maintenance Group ensure Tyndall and the F-22 can perform its mission of projecting unrivaled combat airpower by combining stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics.

Feb. 8, 2017

Vehicle operators keep the mission rolling at Malmstrom

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Malmstrom Air Force Base website — When it comes to the fleet of more than 800 vehicles that travel both on base and in the nearly 13,800 square mile missile field located in central Montana, the 341st Logistical Readiness Squadron vehicle operators are on hand to ensure that transportation needs are met for units to carry out mission objectives.

Feb. 8, 2017

403rd Fabrication Flight: you bend it, we mend it

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 403rd Wing website — Taking an ordinary piece of metal and crafting it into a functioning aircraft part might seem like magic, but the Airmen at the 403rd Wing Fabrication Flight do it every day.

Feb. 6, 2017

TCTO sends Airmen into KC-135R “hellhole”

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Grissom Air Reserve Base website — No maintainer enjoys being required to climb into the small compartment, often called the “hellhole,” in the tail of a KC-135R Stratotanker, even if it just for a short time.

Jan. 27, 2017

Chips. Candy bars. Nuts and bolts?

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Fairchild Air Force Base website — In November 2016, the 92nd Maintenance Squadron became one of the first squadrons Air Force wide to receive an inventory vending machine for the periodic-inspection support section.

Jan. 27, 2017

Walk a mile in the boots of a maintainer

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ramstein Air Force Base website — On average, 521st Air Mobility Wing’s 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspects, services, and repairs 30 aircraft in a single day. In one weekend, they are typically responsible for more missions than all the other squadrons in the European and Pacific Commands handle in a month combined.

Jan. 10, 2017

Icemen Behind the Scenes

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Eielson Air Force Base website — When the snow starts to blow, residents of Eielson Air Force Base anticipate the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron will ensure the roads are safe to drive on. But what happens when the snow blowers, plows and graders break?