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Archive: March, 2017

March 7, 2017

“Keys to Success” shared at Air Force officer promotion ceremony

Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Allison, Chief Air Force Customer Facing Division, Customer Operations Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, celebrated his promotion to colonel as Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Commander, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, shared the secrets to becoming a colonel at a ceremony Feb. 28 held on Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia Air Force.

March 7, 2017

DLA now offers custom medical kits

DLA Troop Support is now offering customized medical kits to better meet the needs of its customers. Customers can now rely on DLA for medical kits containing a wide selection of items, such as pharmaceuticals, instruments, bandages, splints and needles, in the quantities they require.

March 6, 2017

New Ground Vehicle Fueling Facility opens for business

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Arnold Air Force Base website — After months of preparation, the Arnold Air Force Base Ground Vehicle Fueling Facility is accepting customers who are fueling government vehicles with regular unleaded gasoline or diesel fuel, also known as GUR or DS2.

March 6, 2017

Maintaining the aircraft’s heartbeat

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Beale Air Force Base website — If fuel acts as the lifeblood for aircraft, then the veins and arteries would be the fuel systems. These components are essential in keeping the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s aircraft up in the air and capable of completing their mission.

March 6, 2017

U.S. supports Romanian air force in first-ever KC-135 refueling mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — The U.S. Air Force and Romanian air force made their first air refueling contact Feb. 28, 2017, over Romania. With the help of the U.S. Air Force 100th Air Refueling Wing and one of their KC-135 Stratotankers, the RoAF became certified to refuel from all U.S. KC-135s, strengthening their partnerships and regional stability.

March 6, 2017

Distribution gains two sexual assault response coordinators

DLA Distribution now has two sexual assault response coordinators or SARC’s available to help ensure employees have a safe work environment that is free of sexual assault. A.J. Brandt is based out of DLA Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, and Esther Almas is based out of DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California.

March 3, 2017

New Army Jungle Wear Gives ‘Trench Foot’ the Boot

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website — Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley directed the Army to come up with a plan to outfit two full brigade combat teams in Hawaii, part of the 25th Infantry Division there, with a specialized jungle boot -- and Program Executive Officer Soldier, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, had to get a plan together to make it happen.

March 3, 2017

Forging the future, maintainers receive new equipment

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ellsworth Air Force Base website — Aging aircraft are used frequently, putting them under constant wear and tear. The bombers consistently need new parts to continue their mission, parts that haven’t been manufactured in decades. This is where the 28th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight comes into play.

March 3, 2017

Requirements Management System

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base website — Decades ago, a system was developed to project the buy and repair requirements across the Air Logistics Complexes. In this case, the term “requirements” refers to the necessary supplies to complete the maintenance and repair of the weapons systems.

March 3, 2017

Defense logistics official sees potential in 3-D printing parts

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Army's website — Across the DOD, leaders are looking at technology solutions for complex challenges. For future logistics support, additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing may hold the key.