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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?

Dec. 21, 2016

Expeditionary Airmen collaborate to repair active runway, continue fight to defeat ISIL

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Forces Central Command website — Over the span of 15 days 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron members successfully coordinated the removal of accumulated rubber build-up off of 560,000 square feet of an active runway at an undisclosed location, Dec. 19.

Dec. 20, 2016

One team, one fight: Seymour Johnson, Robins AFBs keep Strike Eagles in flight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 9th Air Force website — Team work between two units located at two separate bases keep the 4th Fighter Wing's F-15E Strike Eagles ready for whatever missions come the wing's way.

Dec. 19, 2016

Crew Chiefs Secure Airpower, Presence

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Misawa Air Base website — Dedicated crew chiefs with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron play a role in sustaining the 35th Fighter Wing’s investments to project airpower and meet its security commitments in the Pacific region by ensuring jets are fully mission capable.