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  • Hill Airmen keep F-35As flying

    After the discovery of faulty insulation on coolant lines caused a temporary flight restriction for 10 of Hill’s 15 F-35As, repaired jets are beginning to fly again.Two aircraft returned to flight Oct. 24 and three more are scheduled for completion by Nov. 4.Maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are not only involved in the repair
  • AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

    The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31.
  • Robins to make room for C-5 workload

    Shops across the 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group and many others are currently experiencing a renaissance of sorts. That’s because there’s an air of anticipation, with a nod to the future of exciting things to come. When mission-critical contract work performed on the C-5 Galaxy ended in 2015, the contractor, Marianna Airmotive, still had in its possession large assets and tooling that needed to be relocated. The Florida company had remanufactured, overhauled and made parts for 20 years for one of the Air Force’s most versatile cargo aircraft.
  • Complex closes out fiscal 2016 with 182 aircraft

    For Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, the continued mission success the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex experienced in 2016 is a direct result of “having the ‘best on the planet’ professional workforce, a strong, collaborative partnership with our union, amazing civilian leadership and the Art of the Possible production system.”The complex had a record
  • AFSC Small Business Offices exceed contracting goals in last three years

    To keep critical combat aircraft like the F-15 Eagle and a few dozen more combat platforms ready to defend the nation, the Air Force Sustainment Center routinely contracts with the defense industry giants that build them. But with roughly 32,000 military and civilian personnel primarily spread across Air Force logistics complexes in three states, the AFSC contracts will hire thousands of smaller businesses for everything from cleaning bathrooms to performing high-tech jet engine work.
  • Edwards boom operators set sight on future KC-46 testing

    Earlier this year in Everett, Washington, workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.   Going forward in the test program, the KC-46 will complete a
  • QF-4 mission nearly complete

    The QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down and two of the aircraft visited here Oct. 25 so that those who have supported F-4 Phantom IIs over the years could see them one last time.
  • Materiel Maintenance Group unfurls new flags during re-designation

    Airmen from 49th Materiel Maintenance Group here sheathed the guidon for the 49th MMG and unfurled a new banner at a re-designation ceremony marking the group’s re-designation to the 635th MMG on Oct. 20
  • Robins saves $1.2 million – injury compensation hits 15-year low

    For the third straight year, Robins has achieved significant savings from decreased costs of workers’ compensation claims. A total of $1.2 million was saved from the last chargeback year, from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. That total represented 21 percent of the Air Force’s total $5.6 million decrease in workers’ injury and illness compensation bill over the last year.
  • Making a pledge

    On Oct. 7, Air Force Sustainment Center senior leaders take time to fill in their pledge cards to signal the start of the Combined Federal Campaign, which began Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 17. Filling in their pledge cards are Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, AFSC commander, center, Brig. Gen. Tom Miller, AFSC vice commander, left, and AFSC Command Chief
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