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May 17, 2017

Wyo. Air Guard aircraft maintainers practice recovering fighter aircraft

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard website — An A-7 Corsair II aircraft is heavily damaged and manages a hard landing, but the aircraft has lost all system power and veered off the taxiway into heavy mud. A scenario similar to this is what activates the 153rd Maintenance Group Crash Damage or Disabled Aircraft Recovery team.

May 16, 2017

Aircraft structural maintenance Airman keeps aircraft safe

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson website — Instead of saving lives manually blowing up daisy-chained artillery rounds on the side of a road, Airman 1st Class Lukas Johnson said he is equally happy saving lives defusing potential structural problems that could cause a catastrophic failure in flight.

May 15, 2017

Maintenance miracle workers

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Mountain Home Air Force Base website — The Air Force Repair Enhancement Program here performs miracles all the time. Recently, the four-person shop repaired a $20,000 power supply headed for the trash by replacing a $5 resistor, the equivalent of fixing a $300 phone with an eight-cent paper clip.

May 14, 2017

Biomedical equipment tech repairs, replaces vital deployed medical gear

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Forces Central Command website — Staff Sgt. Ryan McGinnis, the sole biomedical equipment technician is charged with the maintenance and calibration of all the equipment doctors and medics rely on. He holds responsibility for everything from lab equipment and refrigerators to life-saving equipment such as defibrillators and infusion pumps.

May 9, 2017

F-16 maintainers and fuel specialists run 24 hour operations

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Holloman Air Force Base website — Holloman’s 54th Aircraft Maintenance Airmen work tirelessly to keep the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft, flying high above New Mexico’s desert.

April 27, 2017

Power Production powered by professionals

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa website — From conveniences such as hot showers and air conditioning to mission essential needs like internet and communication capabilities, generators power the electronics for the 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron at Nigerien Air Base 101, Niger.

April 12, 2017

DLA expands support to Marine Corps supply, maintenance units

Less excess materiel, reduced inventory costs and decreased lead times are among the benefits of two new Defense Logistics Agency drives to improve support to Marine Corps customers at maintenance depots and supply management units.

March 31, 2017

Armament Airmen lay down the steel

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Shaw Air Force Base website — The 43 Airmen assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems flight work around the clock to guarantee the weapons and launchers on F-16CM Fighting Falcons are ready to eliminate their target when fired.

March 28, 2017

Aerospace Ground Equipment: No air power without ground power

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base website — The 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment shop provides the equipment used by crew chiefs and other aircraft maintainers on the flight line.

March 27, 2017

Maintaining the wheels on the ground

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Osan Air Base website — From forklifts to fuel trucks, it takes all kinds of vehicles to ensure Team Osan is ready to fight tonight.