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Aug. 14, 2017

Luke’s hydraulics shop adds to the Air Force stockpile

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Luke Air Force base website — Airmen from the 56th Component Maintenance Squadron work together with squadrons across the base to maintain the hydraulics systems for various aircraft systems.

Aug. 11, 2017

Machinists create items from scratch at PPB

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow website — The artisans in the Production Plant Barstow Machine Shop can take a raw piece of material and turn it in to a finished product for any vehicle or project currently being worked on at the facility.

Aug. 11, 2017

86 MXS crawls into C-130 fuel tank inspection

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ramstein Air Base website — Two crews of Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron worked around the clock for 10 days experiencing the fuel tanks while performing a mandatory inspection for a C-130 that had reached its 12-year mark from July 30 to Aug. 9.

Aug. 10, 2017

41st maintainers reach perfection

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Moody Air Force Base website — 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit airmen dedicated hundreds of hours of hard work to achieve not one, but three “black letter initials,” a marking of approval on an inspection checklist certifying that the aircraft is not only mission-ready, but it is operationally perfect: zero discrepancies, zero write-ups and zero inspection violations.

July 17, 2017

564th AMXS Kitting Office is big business

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Tinker Air Force Base website — With 150 personnel, six different shops, and the motto “You get it to the door, we’ll get it to the floor”, the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s Kitting Office is big business.

July 13, 2017

Marine Corps’ acquisition command ensures 3-D parts are safe, certified

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — From building drones to creating replacement parts for Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Marine Corps Systems Command is helping Marines stay abreast of innovative technology through 3-D printing.

July 13, 2017

Deployed aerospace ground equipment technicians keep mission flying high

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Forces Central Command website — At the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, if planes aren’t in the air, they’re constantly receiving maintenance to return to the fight. Aerospace ground equipment specialists play a pivotal role in ensuring 380 AEW aircraft are flight ready.

July 11, 2017

Forging airpower at Metals Tech shop

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Cannon Air Force Base website — There’s a cacophony of noise emanating out of building 22 on base. Mallets striking bolts, grinding metal, sparks peppering the floor, the hiss of air compressors. The shop is bustling with work.

May 31, 2017

Lifecycle maintenance program breathes new life into Corps safety boats

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Systems Command website — The Marine Corps Open Water Safety Craft is getting an overhaul this year, thanks to the Enterprise Life Cycle Maintenance Program.

May 22, 2017

Sharpening PACAF Maintainers

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Yokota Air Base website — Part of the training Air Force aircraft maintainers go through is a hands-on assessment of their skills to evaluate if they can effectively trouble shoot engine problems with minimal supervision.