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June 15, 2018

379th Maintenance Squadron maintains process improvement

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron supplies hundreds of tires a month to various aircraft. As a 24-hour operation supporting nine airframes for about 13 military installations, it is imperative that maintainers have every resource to do their jobs.

June 11, 2018

A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — In early May, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money.

May 30, 2018

Air Force Maintainers Play Critical Role in Operation Inherent Resolve

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — With more than 1,000 successful missions in the last six months, the 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, known as ‘The Jokers,’ supports Operation Inherent Resolve’s busiest aerial port in Southwest Asia.

May 22, 2018

Vehicle Management welds fuel tanks back to life

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight has been hard at work keeping the refueling vehicle fleet mission ready over the past few months at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

May 21, 2018

NCNG, Moldovan soldiers collaborate on Humvee maintenance

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) Combined Support Maintenance Shop (CSMS) conducted a maintenance engagement with Moldavan soldier mechanics on the fundamentals of Humvee maintenance and troubleshooting with minimal technology on May 14-18.

May 18, 2018

Mending Broken B-Ones: Cold Spray Keeps Planes Ready, Lethal

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ellsworth Air Force Base website — The 28th Maintenance Squadron, in conjunction with VRC Metals Systems, took a step forward to extending the service life of the B-1 bomber, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, May 15, 2018.

May 8, 2018

Gotta supply to fly

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Who orders more than 80,000 parts a year for the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron? Staff Sgt. Melanie Marlow, 18th CMS NCO in charge of propulsion supply places those orders as the only Airmen that owns that title.

April 30, 2018

Innovating compressor blade inspection

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force Installations, Environment and Energy website — While researching areas for increased aircraft optimization, Air Force Operational Energy found that cost-effective and reliable blade inspection ensures engines are performing optimally, and is paramount to maintaining aircraft readiness.

April 11, 2018

Keeping our wheels rolling

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — They are the Airmen that keep the Wing’s vehicles running. The Airmen of vehicle maintenance are some of the most mechanically inclined individuals on base. Vehicle maintenance performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

April 5, 2018

Can they fix it? Yes, they can!

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — When an Airman gets into a government owned vehicle, the assumption is the vehicle will start up with zero issues and be able to help the Airman get from point A to point B. What may not be known is when there’s a flat tire or dead battery, the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance shop has the tools and people to help get the vehicle up and running again.