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Sept. 8, 2020

New policy addresses 3D parts for Army aircraft

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Army Aviation and Missile Command website — As the Army explores the potential of some advanced manufacturing methods and 3D-printed parts to maintain and sustain its aviation fleet, recently published guidance aims to strike a balance between safety, improvements to readiness and escalating costs.

Aug. 4, 2020

Same day service restores helicopters to mission capable status

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Tobyhanna Army Depot website — A rapid response team from Tobyhanna Army Depot increased Soldier readiness by conducting critical repair work on rotary wing aircraft assigned to an Army unit at Fort Drum, New York.

July 31, 2020

Tinker units collaborate, produce first 3-D printed engine component

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Tinker Air Force Base website — Members of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, an Air Force Sustainment Center wing, have produced the first additively manufactured metal component successfully tested on a U.S. Air Force aircraft engine, a significant milestone for future sustainment of aircraft like the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System and the B-52 Stratofortress.

June 25, 2020

Task Force Spartan Maintainers Keep the Task Force Moving

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Central website — Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division working in the motor pool play a critical role in keeping the division and Task Force Spartan Shield mission capable and is responsible for more than just working on equipment.

June 16, 2020

Maintenance fab flight awarded Squadron Innovation Funds for 3D printer

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Youngstown Air Reserve Center website — The 910th Maintenance Group was recently awarded $72 thousand to advance its additive manufacturing capabilities through the purchase of an AON3D printer.

June 8, 2020

LRAFB Airman sparks 3D printed innovation for C-130 fleet

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Little Rock Air Force Base website — The Air Force empowers its Airmen to be innovative in order to outpace and outmaneuver adversaries by solving problems they encounter every day — it’s what allows the Air Force to move faster, smarter and maintain its competitive edge.

May 26, 2020

Hill’s New Manufacturing Flight overcomes part shortages

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Hill Air Force Base website — When an essential aircraft part becomes unavailable, it’s not a constraint for the 533 Commodities Maintenance Squadron. They take the motto, “Built right. Ready to fight,” to an entirely different level since they can fabricate their own parts.

May 21, 2020

Hill AFB F-35 maintainers speed egress inspection and servicing

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 388th Fighter Wing website — Maintainers here are helping aircraft availability numbers by decreasing downtime in the process for inspecting and servicing F-35A Lightning II seats.

May 15, 2020

Depot artisans upgrade enduring fleet

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command website — A program that modernizes Black Hawk helicopters maximizes Corpus Christi Army Depot’s capabilities as part of a winning readiness strategy for U.S. Army aviation.

April 17, 2020

100th LRS flight service center: 'We’ve got what you need’

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — At RAF Mildenhall, those who call the flight line home do everything they can to put the pieces of an aircraft puzzle together and put jets in the air; but the job couldn’t be done without a little-known shop on base – the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron flight service center.