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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.

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.