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  • AFMC to declare 5-Center IOC Oct. 1, track results of reorg

    After some 18 months of planning and careful transition, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to declare initial operational capability of AFMC's 5-Center reorganization Oct. 1 and continue the process of improving its support to the warfighter. In early July, the command began activating its new centers and consolidating others as it
  • Robins C-17 Globemaster team wins Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics award

    The C-17 Globemaster Integrated Sustainment Partnership, much of which is located at Robins, recently won the 2012 Secretary of Defense "Gerald R. Beck" Performance Based Logistics Award in the system level category for teaming the Air Force with The Boeing Company to provide global sustainment support to all operators of the C-17. The C-17
  • Robins plays role in record year for arms sales

    The U.S. in 2011 led the world in arms sales to developing and developed nations, making arms transfer agreements valued at $66.3 billion. Robins helped to execute nearly $10 billion as part of that effort. This was the "highest single-year agreements total in the history of the U.S. arms export program," according to an Aug. 24 report from the
  • Team beats the clock, meets goal of exceeding warfighter, customer expectations

     At the stroke of midnight July 16, one of three clocks in the then-Warner Robins Air Logistics Center Mission Control Room counted down to zero. The clock let the center know how much time it had remaining to meet a goal it set for itself, 18 months earlier, to "consistently exceed warfighter and customer expectations." It was decided the best way
  • Tinker works to conserve air supply

    If you can hear a leak of compressed air, inert gas or steam, "That's probably not good," quips Paul Garnaas, Resource Efficiency Manager in the 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate.Compressed air performs myriad functions at Tinker Air Force Base. It operates machine tools that are used to install and remove fasteners and rivets. It
  • AFSC LG director sees success in future

    When the Air Force Sustainment Center stood up in July, several new sub-organizations were created. Among them is the Logistics Directorate, overseen by Gilbert Montoya, former 448th Supply Chain Management Wing director. The unit has 325 personnel here and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.The group's mission is to execute AFSC Commander
  • Flu shots to be available for civilians as well as military

    For the second year in a row, Air Force Materiel Command will make the influenza (flu) vaccine available to its civilian workforce. This is in addition to the flu vaccine for military and TRICARE beneficiaries.There is a limited quantity of the flu vaccine purchased for the AFMC Civilian Workforce Flu Immunization Program. The vaccine will be
  • New modification will enhance B-1’s capabilities

    Tinker recently received a new workload; one that promises to make the B-1 Lancer a more effective warfighter. In other words, the already "bad to the bone" B-1, will be "badder." The Integrated Battle Station, or IBS, modification will modernize three of the aircraft's capabilities. Personnel from the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group will perform
  • New software provides mechanics easy access to maintenance manuals

    A variety of maintenance manuals used by Tinker Air Force Base mechanics to repair aircraft, jet engines and commodities are now conveniently accessible through a newly installed icon on the computer "desktop."At the request of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, David "Blake" Davis of the 72nd Air Base Wing Communications Directorate
  • Following promotion, General Kirkland assumes command of air logistics complex

    Sept. 7 was indeed "a great day to fly" for Col. Donald E. Kirkland.In a ceremony at Hollywood and Vine in Bldg. 3001, Colonel Kirkland was promoted to brigadier general. Then, the former executive officer for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force assumed command of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex."Milestones such as today are wonderful,"