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Feb. 6, 2019

‘Echo Company’ Soldiers maintain AUAB air defenses

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — U.S. Army soldiers from Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery regiment, 11th ADA Brigade also call Al Udeid home, providing support to the 1-43rd’s automotive, communications, and ground support equipment for U.S. Central Command’s “Patriot Air Defense” capability.

Jan. 22, 2019

EMS works behind the scenes to get aircraft from the shop to the sky

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Luke Air Force Base website — The roar of fighter jets zooming by is a familiar sound on Luke. They fill the sky with spectacles of weaving, winding and intricate maneuvers. This breathtaking display can make it easy to forget about all the Airmen and hours that went into the aircraft maintenance which enabled it to fly.

Jan. 17, 2019

173rd FW vehicle maintenance braces for heavy winter snows

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — The Klamath Basin sits at more than 4,000 feet of elevation and gets its fair share of snow during the winter months. Thanks to plowing operations the 173rd Fighter Wing continues to train pilots all through the winter months without delay.

Dec. 19, 2018

MX, CES Airmen perform first of its kind repair in AOR

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Airmen of the 8th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron teamed up to replace a C-17 Globemaster III’s pitch trim actuator Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, here.

Oct. 10, 2018

412th LRS turns 5

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Edwards Air Force Base website — Whether it’s coming to the aid of mudslide victims in Tehachapi, sending Airmen to their temporary duty stations, or providing millions of gallons of fuel to all the different test aircraft, the 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron has accomplished a lot in its young life.

Sept. 21, 2018

Stitching pride into the mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 302nd Airlift Wing website — Though their chief responsibility is ensuring aircrew safety, the Reserve Citizen Airmen at the 302nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop go beyond that scope by using a skill set some might not associate with a military organization – sewing.

Sept. 17, 2018

35 MXS fabrication flight repair makes U.S. Air Force history

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Misawa Air Base website — Three Airmen with the 35th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight performed a depot-level repair on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Misawa Air Base, Japan, in August this year.

Sept. 10, 2018

5 MXS Metals Technicians: Keeping it together

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Minot Air Force Base website — Airmen from the 5th Maintenance Squadron metals technician shop create tools, aircraft parts and support equipment for Minot Air Force Base around the clock.

Sept. 7, 2018

86th MXG: Getting aircraft in the air

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ramstein Air Base website — “No one in our shop has ever done this repair before,” said Senior Airman Kaleb Lemons, 86th Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation journeyman. “An aircraft can typically go its entire lifespan without us replacing these parts.”

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.