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Dec. 14, 2018

The American Chopper of Aircraft Maintenance

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight, also known as “Fab Flight” or the “American Chopper” of aircraft maintenance at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is in charge of identifying and repairing aircraft structural damage. They fix whatever can be broken, from a metal panel off the side of a KC-10 Extender to a tiny cracked screw the size of a fingernail.

Nov. 5, 2018

Partnership improving parts supplies for mechanics

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Robins Air Force Base website — A parts supply concept is improving support for maintainers at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, and members of the partnership executing the initiative credit the success to their relationship with each other – with an added boost from automation.

Sept. 10, 2018

Moody A-10 engine maintainers make history

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Moody Air Force Base website — For the first time, Moody’s 23d Maintenance Squadron’s (MXS) propulsion flight accomplished an unprecedented feat by ensuring every TF34 engine in their fleet is repaired to serviceable status.

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. 28, 2018

Warfighters deployed for Saber Strike 2018 get easier access to supplies with DLA’s forward presence

Warfighters deployed for Saber Strike 2018 get easier access to supplies with DLA’s forward presence.

Aug. 28, 2018

DLA Aviation Support to the Unsung Workhorse Aircraft

DLA Aviation supports mission-critical workhorse aircraft.

Aug. 17, 2018

Aircraft parts store: No one flies without supplies

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — The 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron is one of the largest squadrons at RAF Mildenhall, and is the beating heart that keeps the Bloody Hundredth’s mission going.

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.

July 11, 2018

Mildenhall maintenance innovation slashes order time by 98 percent

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — Imagine shopping online for an item that must arrive quickly and realizing the order process will take 90 days. Ninety long days to place the order in the cart, hit ‘pay,’ and wait for the package to arrive.

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.