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June 6, 2019

S.C. Air maintainers overcome harsh conditions in Sweden

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — After years of perfecting how to operate in overseas desert environments, the Swamp Foxes from the South Carolina Air National Guard flipped the script by deploying to northern Sweden for Arctic Challenge Exercise 19. Unpredictable weather, the remote location and unexpected major maintenance difficulties provided Swamp Fox maintainers plenty of problems to work through during their three-week TDY in support of the Nordic exercise.

June 6, 2019

Astral Knight 2019: Maintainers sharpen F-35A

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa website — Deployed maintainers of the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare F-35A Lightning II fighter jets to contribute to exercise Astral Knight 2019 on the flightline of Aviano Air Base, Italy.

May 13, 2019

Mechanics Spark Multinational Connections

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Reserve website — Sparks flew when U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, participating in a multinational Exercise Maple Resolve 19-01, partnered with Canadian Army technicians in an in-house, friendly engineering competition at the 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Detachment (3 CDSB) Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, May 9, 2019.

April 22, 2019

Rounds, Rations, and Wrenches; Behind the Scenes with S-4 Logistics

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the III Marine Expeditionary Force website — Rounds, rations and wrenches. Marines see this trio quite often. They’re given a meal ready to eat, issued rounds and their Humvees are sent out daily, but how did all of this make it into the fight? All a Marine needs to do is head to the command post of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and see its logistical hub, the S-4 section.

April 15, 2019

AUAB power projection: 1st ECEG “Loggies” enable construction across CENTCOM

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group manages and executes construction missions across U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, and thanks to the group’s logisticians, or “loggies,” equipment and engineers are able to move downrange.

April 9, 2019

Soothsayers: Software group utilizing tools to predict parts failure

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Robins Air Force Base website — Turns out a crystal ball isn’t necessary for seeing the future. Certainly not in the 402nd Software Maintenance Group where modern software tools are enabling units of the group to predict when an aircraft part will fail before it actually happens.

April 3, 2019

Depot assists National Guard, providing urgent repairs

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Tobyhanna Army Depot website — Urgent depot-level repairs needed by the Pennsylvania National Guard 28th Infantry Division warranted Tobyhanna Army Depot make a trip to Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA during the first week of March. 

April 3, 2019

USMC Sgt. Naomi Polumbo, mechanic, tests mettle in the Middle East

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps website — A platoon of infantry Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, mill around their assigned armored trucks, waiting to start their day. Today is motor stables—a kind of “field day”—cleaning and maintenance for the platoon’s trucks.

April 3, 2019

380th ELRS FaRM: Repairing firetrucks and refuelers

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Whenever there is an issue involving specialty vehicles at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, that is when the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Firetruck and Refueling mechanics gets to work.

April 2, 2019

Misawa logistics mechanics conduct their first combat readiness exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Misawa Air Base website — The 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron conducted their first agile combat employment exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 20.