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Dec. 25, 2017

Air Force contributes to joint special operations mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — The original Sparta was a warrior society in ancient Greece and Spartan culture was centered on loyalty to military service. Located at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, such a place still exists.

Dec. 21, 2017

Heavy shop Airmen help maintain airfield integrity

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Eielson Air Force Base website — When thinking about flight line operations and how to keep a resilient airfield, most people think about the snow equipment clearing the flight line, the maintainers aiding each aircraft in taking-off or the pilots flying the aircraft.

Dec. 16, 2017

Time-based Innovation Increases Vehicle Management Proficiency

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — When Chief Master Sgt. Jayen Patel, vehicle management flight chief for the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron here, arrived in January 2017, he started identifying processes that needed revision to effectively maintain the installation’s 2,200 vehicles.

Dec. 14, 2017

Maintainers Help Aircrews Deliver Bundles of Joy

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Pacific Command website — Flying 3 C-130’s thousands of miles daily does not happen without a team of professionals to keep the sleigh in the air. Airmen from the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work tirelessly around the clock to ensure the aircraft are always mission ready and fully capable.

Dec. 14, 2017

Maintenance personnel behind the missions in Southwest Asia

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — On any given day it is possible to walk down to the flight line of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia and see the unsung heroes of the Air Force. And then, there are the supporters behind the curtain.

Dec. 7, 2017

Three-Airman shop keeps fuel pumping

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Holloman Air Force Base website — Tucked away in a corner of Holloman AFB is a small shop that keeps trucks moving, aircraft flying and mission critical equipment running around base. The 49th Logistics Readiness Squadron refueling maintenance shop consists of three Airmen that are responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the base’s 18 refueling vehicles.

Nov. 8, 2017

AFSBn-Kuwait maintenance experts bolster readiness through quality assurance

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Central Command website — Maintenance experts assigned to the Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait are an essential part of equipping the warfighter with the best and most reliable equipment available.

Nov. 7, 2017

Repair facility saves AFGSC $13 million

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Barksdale Air Force Base website — The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility which saves time and money.

Nov. 6, 2017

Night Work: Mechanics Keep Helos Flying in the Sunlight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Army helicopter maintenance specialists have been working nonstop in Puerto Rico to maintain six CH-47 Chinook helicopters that deliver humanitarian supplies daily to some of the island's hardest-hit and most remote areas following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Oct. 10, 2017

Won’t get hosed again: Dobbins technician helps fix C-5

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Dobbins Air Reserve Base website — Anyone who’s had their car breakdown knows it always seems to happen at the most inopportune time. The same can be true for aircraft flying important missions on strict deadlines.