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With its headquarters at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., The Air Force Sustainment Center is one of six specialized centers assigned to the Air Force Materiel Command. The mission of the Air Force Sustainment Center is to provide sustainment and logistics readiness to deliver combat power for America. The center consists of professional Airmen delivering globally integrated, agile logistics and sustainment. The AFSC incorporates a headquarters element, three air logistics complexes, three air base wings, two supply chain wings and multiple remote operating locations incorporating more than 35,000 military and civilian personnel and Air Force contractors The center oversees installation support to more than 75,000 personnel working in 141 associate units at the three AFSC bases. The bases also support a combined total of more than 125,000 military retirees and their families.
The AFSC provides critical sustainment for the Air Force's most sophisticated weapons systems, including but not limited to A-10 Thunderbolt II, AC-130, B-1 Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, E-3 Sentry, E-6 Mercury, E-8 Joint STARS, EC-130, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, HC-130, HH-60 Pave Hawk, ICBM, KC-135 Stratotanker, MC-130, RQ-4 Global Hawk, U-2 Dragon Lady, and UH-1 Iroquois aircraft as well as a wide range of aircraft engines and component parts.
The Air Force Petroleum Office (AFPET) is the service control point for all Defense Logistics Agency fuel-related support issues. AFPET provides the warfighter and space launch activities technical support and specialized capabilities in petroleum, propellants, cryogenics, chemical and gases for all aerospace vehicles, systems and equipment.
The headquarters office is co-located with the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir. AFPET is commanded by an Air Force colonel with a senior-level civilian as deputy director. The organization is composed of three directorates -- Operations Support, Mission Support and Product Support -- and six area aerospace laboratories with worldwide presence. The directorates provide services to customers and coordination with business partners and act as the single point of contact for most AFPET work. AFPET directly communicates with industry, governmental agencies, other military services, and NATO countries as well as all levels of organizational structure within the Air Force.
AFPET has a geographically separated presence and a fuel laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio along with other fuel laboratories at Vandenberg SFB, California; Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; RAF Mildenhall, England; Kadena Air Base, Japan; and a contingency laboratory at a forward deployed location in Southwest Asia.
Additionally, AFPET maintains an Equipment Management function at Robins AFB, GA.
The Air Force Petroleum Office employs 67 civilians, 9 officers, 30 enlisted members and one contractor.
Air Force Petroleum Office
8725 John J. Kingman Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6232