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Nov. 5, 2018

MCAS Cherry Point Navy Boat Docks conducts annual maintenance on 75-foot mechanized landing craft

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point website — “Oscar,” a 75-foot mechanized landing craft operated by U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the Navy Boat Docks at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, underwent annual maintenance at a commercial boat yard near Beaufort, N.C., Oct. 10-31, 2018.

Nov. 2, 2018

Never fly faster than your guardian angel can maintain your equipment

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — Limitations on discussing the technical aspects of the incident present a unique opportunity to focus on the human story so easily lost in a sea of facts, figures and carefully worded press releases; an opportunity to focus on the pilots, the dedicated team of maintenance professionals whose equipment saved their lives and how their destinies became inextricably linked on that warm September afternoon.

Oct. 30, 2018

325th LRS: Helping shape a new Tyndall

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Combat Command website — The 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron is a multi-faceted unit working diligently as part of Hurricane Michael recovery efforts, two of their five sections are vehicle operations and vehicle maintenance.

Oct. 30, 2018

724th EABS vehicle maintainers revive fire truck

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing website — At the edge of the Sahara desert, the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron fire station is manned 24/7, available to assist base personnel at a moment’s notice. In such a remote environment functioning equipment is vital and replacements aren’t easy to come by.

Oct. 22, 2018

916th Airmen Equipped to Innovate

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 916th Air Refueling Wing website — Master Sgt. Duane Edwards, Master Sgt. Ritchie Post new test drogue stand has proven invaluable to the unit. It reduced overall inspection time by two hours per drogue and interface unit and eliminated a hazard present in the old testing process.

Oct. 10, 2018

412th LRS turns 5

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Edwards Air Force Base website — Whether it’s coming to the aid of mudslide victims in Tehachapi, sending Airmen to their temporary duty stations, or providing millions of gallons of fuel to all the different test aircraft, the 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron has accomplished a lot in its young life.

Sept. 21, 2018

Stitching pride into the mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 302nd Airlift Wing website — Though their chief responsibility is ensuring aircrew safety, the Reserve Citizen Airmen at the 302nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop go beyond that scope by using a skill set some might not associate with a military organization – sewing.

Sept. 17, 2018

35 MXS fabrication flight repair makes U.S. Air Force history

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Misawa Air Base website — Three Airmen with the 35th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight performed a depot-level repair on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Misawa Air Base, Japan, in August this year.

Sept. 10, 2018

5 MXS Metals Technicians: Keeping it together

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Minot Air Force Base website — Airmen from the 5th Maintenance Squadron metals technician shop create tools, aircraft parts and support equipment for Minot Air Force Base around the clock.

Sept. 10, 2018

Moody A-10 engine maintainers make history

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Moody Air Force Base website — For the first time, Moody’s 23d Maintenance Squadron’s (MXS) propulsion flight accomplished an unprecedented feat by ensuring every TF34 engine in their fleet is repaired to serviceable status.