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Jan. 29, 2020

573rd CMXS keeps aircraft parts in supply at Robins, worldwide to keep mission in air

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Robins Air Force Base website — Mechanics, machinists, plastic workers and more make up the more than 200-member team responsible for supporting weapon systems and manufacturing of parts on the F-15, C-5, C-17 and C-130 aircraft.

Jan. 8, 2020

NY Air Guard customizes shipping boxes for 25-foot-long skis

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the National Guard website — Good skis are expensive. So it’s always a good idea to protect them when they’re shipped. It’s an even better idea to protect them when the skis are 25 feet long, weigh 3,000 pounds, and are used to land 75,800-pound LC-130 cargo airplanes on ice and snow.

Sept. 30, 2019

166th Maintenance Operations Flight: Behind the curtain work the wizards of wing operations

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 166th Airlift Wing website — The gatekeepers of wing operations, the Maintenance Operations Flight manages every detail of aircraft maintenance, operations and training. From coordinating fuel to propulsion to parts, the MOF directs the planning, scheduling and maintenance of our eight C-130H2 aircraft.

Sept. 6, 2019

Hurricane Hunters finish flying Dorian

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 403rd Wing website — Over the last two weeks the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, aka Hurricane Hunters, have flown 25 missions in support of Hurricane Dorian.

Aug. 26, 2019

This Is What We Do: Syrian Logistics Cell

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 1st Theater Sustainment Command website —Tucked away in northern Iraq is a small group of Mississippi Army National Guard Soldiers dedicated to coordinating and fulfilling the essential logistics needed for warfighters.

Aug. 21, 2019

AMC C-130 rainbow fitting inspections complete

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — In less than two weeks, all 113 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft have been inspected and 112 cleared to return to worldwide operational duty, following a temporary removal from service Aug. 7 designed to address atypical cracks found on an aircraft.

July 19, 2019

Rising Technology: DLA Aviation at Warner Robins automates to support WR-ALC workload increase

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Robins Air Force Base website — Defense Logistics Agency Aviation at Warner Robins on Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently acquired state of the art automated storage aids that has Shop Service Center personnel optimistic about the future of delivery response time and ease-of-access to the crucial parts necessary for aircraft maintenance.

June 26, 2019

Investment in 3D printing helps Team Edwards’ fleet aloft

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Edwards Air Force Base website — The 412th Maintenance Squadron is leveraging 3D printing technology to help keep Edwards’ aircraft flying, no matter their age.

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.