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  • Robins wins a top maintenance award in Defense Department

    A team from the base has been awarded the "Super Bowl" equivalent of maintenance awards for having the best programmed depot line in the Department of Defense. The Office of the Secretary of Defense announced today that Robins C-130 team is the 2012 winner of the esteemed Robert T. Mason Depot Maintenance Award."Words cannot express how proud I am
  • AFSC vice sees big picture, eager to be on Team Sustainment

    Col. Allan Day sees the big picture and said he is excited to help bring it to fruition. The Air Force Sustainment Center vice commander arrived at Tinker July 20 from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, where he commanded the former 309th Maintenance Wing which was redesignated as the Ogden Air Logistics Complex last July. Since being here, he said he is
  • AFSC looks for world-record performance

    Striving for world-record performance must be the common goal of everyone in the Air Force Sustainment Center in order to provide the cost-effective readiness the Air Force needs.Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, stressed the need to set high expectations during a three-day senior leader conference here Aug 22-24. The conference was
  • HVAC shop keeps things comfortable

    The next time you hear the soft humming of your workplace air conditioning system and see a local heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician emerging from a nearby maintenance room, go ahead and give him a big hug. After all, it's the current team of 16 HVAC professionals from the 78th Civil Engineer Group who have been working nonstop
  • General Litchfield vows AFSC will work to become cost-effective

    Despite "budget confusion" in the Department of Defense, the new Air Force Sustainment Center is determined to "provide readiness at less cost," Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, the AFSC commander, vowed Tuesday. "We are going to be cost-effective and provide our nation the capability it needs."The general made that pledge to 431 contractors,
  • LAIRCM repairs awarded to Robins contractor

    The 638th Supply Chain Management Group recently awarded a five-year, $463 million contract to Northrop Grumman Technical Services to repair the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures System here. The system is used on the C-5, C-17, C-130 and several other large fixed and rotary wing aircraft. The LAIRCM system is a complex, but highly-effective
  • Team Tinker unites to bring engine cells up

    In late July, Team Tinker once again proved there's no "i" in teamwork. Following an accidental fire suppression system dump on the industrial side of the base, several organizations came together to resolve the issue as soon as humanly possible. Their efforts proved successful and encouraging. "Everyone went over and beyond to make sure we could
  • Tinker's Green Infrastructure Plan harvesting big returns

    Most people would associate hay baling operations with agriculture and not grounds-keeping at one of the busiest aerospace maintenance, overhaul and repair complexes in the Air Force. At Tinker, baling hay is yielding a harvest designed to "green" the base while cutting grounds-maintenance costs."The total dollar savings to the base when comparing
  • Air Force awards massive energy-saving project at Tinker

    An Energy Savings Performance Contract was awarded today at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma's largest single site employer and the largest Air Force facility energy consumer. "Upon completion, the project will reduce Tinker's energy intensity by 30 percent and save an estimated $6.4 million a year," said Tinker's Energy Project Manager, Rex
  • Robins local AFMC org changes explained

    Responsibilities and reporting changes are occurring throughout Air Force Materiel Command as part of its transition to a five-center construct in response to a challenge from the Department of Defense to find efficiencies and save tax dollars. At Robins, those changes include several AFMC organizations which now report primarily to one of two
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