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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson delivers the keynote address during the 2017 Logistics Officer Association Symposium in Washington D.C., Nov. 17, 2017. During her remarks Wilson discussed how logistics and innovation contribute to the success of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank) Wilson to logistics Airmen: ‘Failing at logistics can bring down the mighty’
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about how logistics acquisitions contribute to the success of the Air Force at the 2017 Logistics Officers Association Symposium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017.
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2017
Department of Health and Human Services logistician throws a cargo net over a pallet on the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Sept. 21, 2017. This cargo included items needed to build a hospital from scratch – everything from the tents required to house the temporary structure to the medical equipment used to treat patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Dobbins ARB serves as important hub for hurricane relief efforts
The flightline resembled a truck stop gas station this week as semitrucks were lined up in several rows behind the Transportation Proficiency Center, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Sept. 21, 2017. Trucks carried cargo vital to the relief efforts currently underway in countries lying in the destructive path of Hurricane Maria.
0 9/25
2017
AFMC commander speaks at AFA AFMC commander: Agility, innovation to fuel future of AF logistics
The future of Air Force logistics will find Airmen tapping into a secure digital network of archived additive manufacturing specifications, allowing for the 3D-printed creation of a weapons system component whenever and wherever needed. This agile manufacturing approach is just one way Air Force Materiel Command is working to advance Air Force logistics, said Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC Commander at the 2017 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Bradford Coley, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa chief of the logistics readiness division, (center), tours U.S. Air Force resources in Luxembourg, Sept. 14, 2017. The Luxembourg government’s Warehouse Service Agency manages the facility, but the 86th Material Maintenance Squadron is responsible for keeping accountability of the resources stored in the compound. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) A base in a box: 86th MMS keeps AF ready for action
Somewhere in the Luxembourg countryside, armed guards keep watch over a compound of non-descript warehouses and storage containers. Each warehouse in the facility holds a different surprise, but those coming in will find most of these treasures hidden under lock and key.Stacks of metal boxes tower above the ground as workers inspect vehicles,
0 9/15
2017
170908-F-QT665-0008.JPG JET/IA Airmen connect blue line back to AF
The 387th Air Expeditionary Squadron is a small unit. With about 10 assigned staff, and 20 quick-response aerial port Airmen, they have a small footprint. Their reach, however, is far more expansive than meets the eye. They have the responsibility of providing all levels of administrative support to about 390 joint expeditionary task and individual augmentee Airmen, bearing 72 Air Force specialty codes, and forward deployed to 11 countries.
0 9/14
2017
Staff Sgt. Jessica Fairchild (center), a former military training instructor and currently an individual protective equipment supervisor assigned to the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, pauses for a photo with Airman 1st Class Zenawi Tecle (left), a former trainee of Fairchild and now an entry controller with the 6th Security Forces Squadron, and Senior Airman Kristin Weiland (right), an individual protective equipment technician with the 6th LRS, Feb. 24, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Fairchild served four years as an MTI applying professionalism and dedication to train thousands of people and groomed them into Airmen before returning to her current career field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Molding yesterday’s trainees into tomorrow’s Airmen
For Staff Sgt. Jessica Fairchild, a former MTI at JB San Antonio-Lackland, those long hours were worth it. Six years into her career, Fairchild applied to be an MTI. She had dreams to be a teacher and chose to focus that drive into shaping the next generation of Airmen.
0 4/25
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Corina Delgado, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planner, responds to an incoming call at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 16, 2016. In the year of 2016, the 355th LRS logistics planners have deployed approximately 1,000 personnel and have deployed roughly forty percent of that within this past July, resulting in 422 personnel and 3.7 tons of cargo.  (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) AF readiness for global combat power
The 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics planners, a shop of 14 Airmen, coordinate and direct personnel and cargo from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. They control and direct everything having to do with the process of deployments and exercises in order to support operations around the globe.
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2016
Senior Airman Fabian Delgado, a traffic management journeyman with the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron, transfers crates on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 19, 2016. The crates contain war reserve materiel, which is prepositioned in reserve for times of need. Since the 49th Materiel Maintenance Support Squadron’s Operating Location Alpha moved from MacDill AFB to Holloman AFB, N.M., in 2015, excess materiel has been transported throughout the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mariette Adams) Airmen back up AF units with emergency materiel reserves
Since the 49th Materiel Maintenance Support Squadron's Operating Location Alpha moved from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to Holloman AFB, New Mexico, in 2015, traffic management Airmen have been loading excess materiel for bases in need.
0 4/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo New leadership for AF Acquisitions, Logistics
Today, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced that Darlene Costello, a senior acquisition official in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), is assuming the duties of the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Logistics.
0 2/11
2016
Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen Airman 1st Class Igor Karlov, left, and Master Sgt. Joe Sommers, both from the 111th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Horsham Air Guard Station, Pa., work together to create boxes for sorting donated items at a Toys for Tots warehouse in Glenside, Pa., Dec. 22, 2015, Eight logistics and supply Airmen from Horsham AGS collected, sorted and boxed more than 1,000 donated items. (Pennsylvania Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond) Guardsmen use logistics skills to relieve toy donation stockpile
Eight Airmen from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 111th Logistics Readiness Squadron used brain, brawn and a little military training to overhaul a congested Toys for Tots warehouse in Glenside, Pennsylvania, a few days before Christmas.
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2015
Airman 1st Class Deniqwia Brooks, a 673rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels specialist, prepares to fuel an F-15C Eagle on the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 8, 2015. The fuels management flight was recently recognized as the best in the Air Force due to its stellar performance despite the fact that they operate out of three geographically distant areas on an installation larger than all other Pacific Air Forces bases combine. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Wes Wright) Elmendorf fuels flight named best in AF
The Air Force recently recognized the 673rd Logistics Readiness Squadron's Fuels Management Flight as the best in the Air Force after being named the winner of the 2014 American Petroleum Institute Award.
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2015
Senior Airman Jacob drives a holding pin in place on a lift cylinder on a 60K aircraft loader during maintenance at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia May 24, 2015. The holding pin keeps the lift cylinder in place and allows it to lower and raise the aircraft loader. Jacob is a material handling equipment mechanic assigned to the Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Due to safety and security reasons, last names and unit designators were removed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz) Maintaining the vehicles that move the mission
Imagine unloading 60,000 pounds of cargo by hand. Aircraft missions, personnel movements and supply distributions would come to a screeching halt. The time and resources necessary to accomplish such a task would be detrimental to the mission.
0 6/01
2015
Yokota Airmen board a C-130 Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 5, 2015. Airmen departed to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in support of the government of Nepal in the wake of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated many regions of the country on April 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo) Behind the scenes: Yokota supports Nepal
Members of Yokota Air Base, serving at the primary airlift hub in the Pacific region, often deploy to provide humanitarian aid to countries stricken by natural disasters. In recent years alone, the 374 Airlift Wing has deployed to support regional countries such as Japan after the Tohoku earthquake in 2011, the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and most recently, Nepal after the Gorkha earthquake April 25.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted members interested in attaché duty must apply by June 2
Active duty staff through senior master sergeants interested in attaché duty can apply for assignment opportunities with international affairs teams around the world, but those interested must submit their applications by June 2 to be considered, Air Force officials announced April 30.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces support squadron commander candidates
More than 750 officers from 13 career fields were selected by development teams as 2014 support, logistics and air base commander candidates, Air Force officials announced Sept. 27.
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2013
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