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Oct. 1, 2019

AMCTES Testers conduct worldwide cargo pallet evaluation

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst website — The heartbeat of Air Mobility Command is its capability to transport goods efficiently and effectively in support of military and humanitarian operations globally.  The universal cargo handling system using the 463L cargo pallet has been the mainstay for cargo movement since the early 1960’s, with the standard aluminum cargo pallet essentially unchanged in all of this time — until now.

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.

June 24, 2019

U.S., Australia new C-17 maintenance arrangement enhances readiness, cooperation

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force officials implemented a new maintenance arrangement for the C-17 that will improve strategic airlift efficiency and fleet readiness.

Aug. 21, 2018

Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — Renewing a paint job may not seem like an important task to some, but for aircraft it can be the difference between continuing to fly and being decommissioned.

Nov. 28, 2017

Team Dover leads the way in CRAF IPE readiness exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Dover Air Force Base website — Members of the 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 436th Aerial Port Squadron participated in a first-of-its-kind, week-long Civil Reserve Air Fleet individual protective equipment readiness exercise Nov. 13-17, 2017.

Oct. 5, 2017

Texas C-5M delivers supplies to Puerto Rico

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — In the aftermath of three devastating hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida and the Caribbean region of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Citizen Airmen of Air Force Reserve Command’s 433rd Airlift Wing flew their 17th mission in a C-5M Super Galaxy in less than a month to answer their nation’s call for help in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico in response to the destruction of Hurricane Maria.

Oct. 3, 2017

Dover Airmen lifeline to hurricane survivors

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Mobility Command website — The 3rd Airlift Squadron from the 436th Airlift Wing supported relief efforts for Katrina and Haiti and the squadron continues this tradition with the C-17 Globemaster III by transporting essential recovery supplies to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Sept. 3, 2017

Aeromedical team at Scott AFB joins response to Hurricane Harvey

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force Medical Service website — Scott Air Force Base joined humanitarian relief efforts by mobilizing the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Aug. 30, 2017, in the wake of catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, which has caused historical and life-threatening flooding in the states of Texas and Louisiana.

Aug. 12, 2017

POL: Pumping the “life blood” of fuel to Air Operations

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing website — Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Fuels Management Flight, work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that the aircraft assigned here are receiving the “life blood” of fuel that to support operations in the U.S. Air Forces Central command area of responsibility.

May 1, 2017

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Air Mobility Command coordinate transportation

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marines website — MARSOC strives to move troops and supplies around the world where needed to answer the nation’s call. MARSOC utilizes its U.S. Air Force counterparts from the Air Mobility Command to expedite the process of quickly and efficiently getting those troops and supplies to areas of interest.