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  • Soothsayers: Software group utilizing tools to predict parts failure

    Turns out a crystal ball isn’t necessary for seeing the future. Certainly not in the 402nd Software Maintenance Group where modern software tools are enabling units of the group to predict when an aircraft part will fail before it actually happens. The art is called Preventive Maintenance. The idea: parts wear out, so why wait until they break? The objective: determine the typical lifespan of a part so it can be replaced in a timely fashion.
  • Oklahoma commanders gather at summit to crosstalk issues, opportunities

    Military commanders from across the state have a better understanding of shared challenges and opportunities after meeting for the Oklahoma Commanders Summit at Tinker Air Force Base March 26.Leaders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Air National Guard, along with civilian representatives from agencies that work closely with the military, gathered
  • Hill to premiere Air Force ad about resiliency

    In the ongoing effort by the Air Force to encourage Airmen to seek help when they need it, the community action team at Hill Air Force Base is making a difference.
  • A Choreographed Dance: New press to cut downtime, ensure efficiency

    Sometimes you’ve got to get up early in the morning to see what Team Robins goes through to put new equipment in place.That was the case March 22, 2019 when a new fluid cell press – used to shape sheet metal into the angles and curves of the skin of aircraft – was delivered to the base at 3 a.m. According to Tony Lucius, 402nd Commodities
  • MWC chamber gets State of the AFSC update

    Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, spoke to the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce on March 15 with his State of the Air Force Sustainment Center address. During this speech, he updated chamber members on the current state of Tinker Air Force Base as well as future plans and the overall effect the base has on the Oklahoma economy.
  • AFSC commander shares Presidents Day message

    To celebrate the leadership of our first president, the 1885 Congress made George Washington’s birthday a national holiday. Today, we know it better as Presidents Day, always the third Monday in February, situated between the birthdays of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.Both Washington and Lincoln led our country with vision and
  • ‘Move the flag’ visit to Hill a success

    The first ‘move the flag’ visit by Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, and other center leadership to Hill Air Force Base Feb. 3-8 was a success, according to officials. Describing the visit, the general said, “it was a tremendous opportunity to interact with our military and civilian Airmen, as well as the community. We
  • Hill cuts ribbon on new software facility

    (Left to right) Randall Woodbury, Woodbury Corporation president, Dave Williamsen, Enhanced Use Lease program manager, Col. Jon Eberlan, 75th Air Base Wing commander, Gary Harter, Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs executive director, Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, Maj. Gen. Stacy Hawkins, Ogden Air
  • Ogden ALC employees honored for 40 years of federal service

    Eight civilian employees in the Ogden Air Logistics Complex were recognized Feb. 4 by Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, for their 40-years of service to the federal government.