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Archive: August, 2017

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.

Aug. 11, 2017

Machinists create items from scratch at PPB

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow website — The artisans in the Production Plant Barstow Machine Shop can take a raw piece of material and turn it in to a finished product for any vehicle or project currently being worked on at the facility.

Aug. 11, 2017

"Dirtboyz" pave the way

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Whiteman Air Force Base website — When the weather hits, Whiteman Air Force Base’s flightline deteriorates. Chipped concrete, expanded cracks and protrusions are all products resulting from a mix of weather and natural wear and tear.

Aug. 11, 2017

Memorial dedication honors first responders at DSCC

Officials at Defense Supply Center Columbus unveiled a new memorial that honors federal police, fire and emergency services personnel who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.

Aug. 11, 2017

DLA Distribution Puget Sound welcomes Krisman

United States Navy Supply Corps Cmdr. Michael D. Krisman assumed command of DLA Distribution Puget Sound, Washington, on Aug. 11. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commanding general Army Brig. Gen. John S. Laskodi.

Aug. 11, 2017

86 MXS crawls into C-130 fuel tank inspection

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ramstein Air Base website — Two crews of Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron worked around the clock for 10 days experiencing the fuel tanks while performing a mandatory inspection for a C-130 that had reached its 12-year mark from July 30 to Aug. 9.

Aug. 11, 2017

DLA hones support to Marines on forward stock, transparent armor, disposal of excess, leaders report at Marine Corps/DLA Day

Logistics leaders from the Marine Corps and the Defense Logistics Agency discussed how both organizations can refine their support to deployed Marines at the Marine Corps/DLA day Aug. 10.

Aug. 10, 2017

41st maintainers reach perfection

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Moody Air Force Base website — 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit airmen dedicated hundreds of hours of hard work to achieve not one, but three “black letter initials,” a marking of approval on an inspection checklist certifying that the aircraft is not only mission-ready, but it is operationally perfect: zero discrepancies, zero write-ups and zero inspection violations.

Aug. 10, 2017

Refueling mission linchpin in allied training

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 459th Air Refueling Wing website — Last week, the 459th Air Refueling Wing provided refueling escort to ten A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, on their way to Estonia while simultaneously administering training to aircrews with the newly established 914th Air Refueling Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York.

Aug. 10, 2017

‘Untouchables’ rise to the occasion during ITX 5-17

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Marines website — Marine aviation provides the Marine Air Ground Task Force with the operational flexibility it needs to accomplish its mission across the range of military operations such as delivering fires, facilitating integrated command and control, enhancing mobility and maneuver, providing force protection, sustaining combat power, and collecting intelligence.