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Aug. 27, 2018

Heavy Metal

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 307th Bomb Wing website — The B-52 Stratofortress’ flying out of Barksdale Air Force Base are more than 50 years old, but thanks to Metals Technology Specialists with the 307th Maintenance Squadron, age is just a number.

Aug. 15, 2018

Minds behind the flight: MAG-13 mechanics support Northern Lightning

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing website — Marines from units across 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing provided assets and personnel during Northern Lightning 18-2, a joint training exercise at Volk Field Counterland Training Center, Camp Douglas, Wis. Aug. 13-24.

July 19, 2018

Maintaining the Osprey while Forward Deployed

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marines website — During June and July 2018, Marines forward deployed to Iraq with an MV-22B detachment in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve conducted maintenance on the Ospreys.

June 18, 2018

Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Hill Air Force Base website — Located at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, the 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron T-38 Talon depot maintenance team has been providing current upgrade modifications known as Pacer Classic III since 2015 and have to date successfully completed them on 40 T-38 Talon aircraft.

June 15, 2018

379th Maintenance Squadron maintains process improvement

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron supplies hundreds of tires a month to various aircraft. As a 24-hour operation supporting nine airframes for about 13 military installations, it is imperative that maintainers have every resource to do their jobs.

June 11, 2018

A ‘simple fix’ will save the Air Force a lot of money

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — In early May, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Tech. Sgt. Chance Cole, 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, came up with an idea – and it’s going to save the Air Force a lot of money.

May 22, 2018

Vehicle Management welds fuel tanks back to life

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight has been hard at work keeping the refueling vehicle fleet mission ready over the past few months at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

May 18, 2018

Mending Broken B-Ones: Cold Spray Keeps Planes Ready, Lethal

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ellsworth Air Force Base website — The 28th Maintenance Squadron, in conjunction with VRC Metals Systems, took a step forward to extending the service life of the B-1 bomber, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, May 15, 2018.

April 11, 2018

Keeping our wheels rolling

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — They are the Airmen that keep the Wing’s vehicles running. The Airmen of vehicle maintenance are some of the most mechanically inclined individuals on base. Vehicle maintenance performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

March 1, 2018

Repairing the field, one hole at a time

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — The sound of heavy machinery fills the air as dust flies. Noise grows louder as drills and saws cut through pavement, evidence of people hard at work. The cloud of dirt lifts overhead and clears to reveal the project behind the racket and debris– airfield repair.