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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.

Nov. 9, 2016

First F-35B Power Module, Engine Swap Take Place on USS America

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Pacific Command website — The F-35B Lightning II completed a new milestone during its third and final Developmental Test Phase (DT-III) by successfully completing the first power module and engine swap at sea in the hangar bay of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).