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Feb. 8, 2017

Vehicle operators keep the mission rolling at Malmstrom

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Malmstrom Air Force Base website — When it comes to the fleet of more than 800 vehicles that travel both on base and in the nearly 13,800 square mile missile field located in central Montana, the 341st Logistical Readiness Squadron vehicle operators are on hand to ensure that transportation needs are met for units to carry out mission objectives.

Feb. 8, 2017

403rd Fabrication Flight: you bend it, we mend it

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 403rd Wing website — Taking an ordinary piece of metal and crafting it into a functioning aircraft part might seem like magic, but the Airmen at the 403rd Wing Fabrication Flight do it every day.

Feb. 8, 2017

Sailors keep aircraft in shipshape condition

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni website — U.S. Navy sailors with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 performed maintenance on E/A-18G Growlers at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support exercise Cope North, which is scheduled for Feb. 8 – March 8, 2017.

Feb. 6, 2017

TCTO sends Airmen into KC-135R “hellhole”

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Grissom Air Reserve Base website — No maintainer enjoys being required to climb into the small compartment, often called the “hellhole,” in the tail of a KC-135R Stratotanker, even if it just for a short time.

Feb. 2, 2017

Civil engineers team up to repair runway

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Three career fields from the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron worked together to repair a strip of runway Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2017 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Jan. 27, 2017

New repair process offers success

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Combat Command website — The F-16CM Fighting Falcons assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, will reach a point where they will need their parts transplanted or repaired to keep them airborne, and it is the job of the Airmen assigned to the 20th Maintenance Group to troubleshoot and take appropriate maintenance actions.

Jan. 27, 2017

Walk a mile in the boots of a maintainer

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ramstein Air Force Base website — On average, 521st Air Mobility Wing’s 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspects, services, and repairs 30 aircraft in a single day. In one weekend, they are typically responsible for more missions than all the other squadrons in the European and Pacific Commands handle in a month combined.

Jan. 18, 2017

Airmen perform bodywork, ensure capable aircraft

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — Sandpaper scrapes along the wing of an MQ-9 Reaper, as debris drifts to the ground and the smell of chemical agents saturate the air. Squeals from an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine fill the temperature-controlled back shop. The Airmen are focused; there’s a job to be done, and it has to be done right.

Jan. 10, 2017

Icemen Behind the Scenes

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Eielson Air Force Base website — When the snow starts to blow, residents of Eielson Air Force Base anticipate the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron will ensure the roads are safe to drive on. But what happens when the snow blowers, plows and graders break?

Dec. 20, 2016

One team, one fight: Seymour Johnson, Robins AFBs keep Strike Eagles in flight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 9th Air Force website — Team work between two units located at two separate bases keep the 4th Fighter Wing's F-15E Strike Eagles ready for whatever missions come the wing's way.