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May 13, 2019

Bolt inspection tool wins Team Mildenhall innovation award

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — Tech. Sgt. Steven Iziguerra, 100th Maintenance Squadron NCO-in-charge of the Non-Destructive Inspections Section, won the Team Mildenhall Innovation of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2019. As part of the NDI team, Iziguerra and his Airmen inspect aircraft parts to ensure they are anatomically sound, free of cracks and defects.

Oct. 22, 2018

916th Airmen Equipped to Innovate

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 916th Air Refueling Wing website — Master Sgt. Duane Edwards, Master Sgt. Ritchie Post new test drogue stand has proven invaluable to the unit. It reduced overall inspection time by two hours per drogue and interface unit and eliminated a hazard present in the old testing process.

Sept. 21, 2018

Stitching pride into the mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 302nd Airlift Wing website — Though their chief responsibility is ensuring aircrew safety, the Reserve Citizen Airmen at the 302nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop go beyond that scope by using a skill set some might not associate with a military organization – sewing.

Aug. 16, 2018

AFRL viewing aircraft inspections through the lens of technology

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — AFRL researchers are hard at work finding unique ways to make aircraft maintainers’ lives a little easier through a technology many associate most closely with video gaming.

April 4, 2018

3rd, 176th Maintenance Squadrons integration keep C-17s in the fight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson website — Airmen of the 3rd and 176th maintenance squadrons combined their diverse skillsets to complete one common mission, the home-station check (HSC) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the week of March 26, 2018.

April 3, 2018

AFLCMC NDI goes digital on aircraft inspections: saves money, improves operations for Air Force

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center expects to save the Air Force money while protecting the environment and streamlining operations as they roll out their new nondestructive inspection process to inspect aircraft across the service.

March 12, 2018

Can’t fly without supply: materiel management circulates supplies

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Little Rock Air Force Base website — Little Rock Air Force Base has multiple aircraft deployed across the globe in support of Combat Airlift at any given time, and the people of the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron Materiel Management flight work behind the scenes to ensure C-130’s deploy with parts needed to sustain mission requirements.

Feb. 12, 2018

Ground-power: AGE keeps flightline running

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Lakenheath website — Getting a multi-million dollar F-15 safely airborne and back down again takes coordination across many different career fields.

Feb. 6, 2018

Fabricators fab Fighting Falcons

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Shaw Air Force Base website — As an F-16CM Fighting Falcon soars across the sky, harsh winds peel off some of the gray paint, causing corrosion to the jet.

Dec. 31, 2017

Aircrew flight equipment team provides essential safety for flyers

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 123rd Airlift Wing website — From the bottom of the pack to the top of the canopy, line by line, inch by inch, touching every seem, stitch and grommet, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Brawner, painstakingly examines a parachute for anything that might make the life-saving equipment not function properly.