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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.

Sept. 10, 2019

Joint task force kicks off 64th year of DoD Antarctic mission support

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Pacific Air Forces website — A U.S. Air Force Globemaster III, assigned to the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., landed at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Aug. 31, 2019.

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. 22, 2019

2019 a busy year for Hill’s 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Hill Air Force Base website — The year is just halfway over and, according to Mark Dylla, the operations manager for the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, the squadron has had its busiest year since 9/11.

July 30, 2019

621st CRW teams up with joint partners in 'Southeast Asia' for exercise

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center website — Nearly 1.6 million people are still trying to get their bearing after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake ravaged Southeast Asia. After a request for assistance from South Torbia, U.S. Transportation Command calls upon its premier response forces: 621st Contingency Response Wing, 689th Rapid Port Opening Element and the Defense Logistics Agency’s Rapid Deployment Team-Blue. This was the exercise scenario for Turbo Distribution 19-03, held July 18-24, 2019, at Contingency Operating Base Panther in North Vernon, Indiana.

July 18, 2019

48th LRS D-Flight maintains operational readiness

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Lakenheath website — How do U.S. Air Force installations maintain the set standard of readiness to ensure mission capability proficiency? 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen say it is achieved through the numerous working elements dedicated to the support of operations and all personnel assigned to the installation.

July 16, 2019

156th "Port Dawgs"

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 156th Airlift Wing website — Despite the mission, despite the task or despite the natural disaster/emergency – one constant remains on the concrete plateau of Muniz Air National Guard Base, the “Port Dawgs.”

July 2, 2019

U.S., Japan logistics team equip Misawa forces for RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Misawa Air Base website — Reserve Citizen Airmen from the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force logistics team members came together to load supplies and prepare for RED FLAG-Alaska 19-2 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 27 to 31.

June 5, 2019

Load 'em up: F-35A from A to B? Ask Fanter

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 388th Fighter Wing website — How do you pack an F-35A into a C-17? Or move nearly 300 Airmen, and all the equipment, to support 12 aircraft around Europe for two months? Or make sure you have enough of everything that you’ll need, and almost nothing that you don’t?

May 24, 2019

Cargo City officially opens as new gateway in Kuwait

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing website — A ribbon-cutting ceremony to signify the official opening of Cargo City, located next to an aircraft parking ramp at Kuwait International Airport, marked a historic occasion May 19, 2019.