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  • Center showcases innovation efforts

     The Air Force Sustainment Center is setting the pace in many areas of efficiency and innovation, according to Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Roper saw AFSC processes in action when he visited AFSC headquarters Sept. 13.“This is the culture I want to see in an Air Force organization,”
  • Sustainment Commander focuses on maintaining center’s top priorities

    One month into leading the more than 43,000-strong workforce of the Air Force Sustainment Center, Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland is intent on evolving the same priorities that have guided the Center in delivering combat power for America since AFSC’s inception.Priorities built on providing expert logistics and sustainment support while taking care of
  • Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex announces new hiring initiative

    Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, held a press conference on the Robins Air Force Base flight line Aug. 15, announcing a new initiative to hire more than 1,000 new employees to work at the complex in one year.That equates to an annual economic impact of $69 million, and more than $345 million over the next five
  • 388th Fighter Wing standing up final F-35A aircraft maintenance unit

    Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing recently began standing up the last of its aircraft maintenance units, a big step toward receiving the full complement of F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019. The first operational F-35s landed at Hill Air Force Base in October 2015. Since then the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 4th AMU have stood up and generated
  • Lt. Gen. Kirkland takes command of AFSC

    Before a crowd of approximately 350 guests and several dignitaries described as a “Logistics Hall of Fame,” Lt. Gen. Donald E. “Gene” Kirkland became commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center Aug. 7 in Bldg. 3001 at Tinker Air Force Base. “I am sitting on hallowed ground when we talk about sustainment in our Air Force,” said General Ellen
  • Galaxy wraps upgrades to become C-5M Super Galaxy

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The first flight of the Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy Transport aircraft took place on June 30, 1968, with an audience which included President Lyndon Johnson. It’s now 50 years later, and the Super Galaxy is still going strong.Today, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin have finished upgrades in Marietta, Georgia, to the
  • Hill Airmen, aircraft progress together as F-35A program matures

    Two years after the Air Force declared IOC for the F-35A, pilots and maintainers at Hill’s active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings are steadily erasing the word “initial” from in front of “operational capability.”Since the IOC announcement on Aug. 2, 2016, Airmen and the jet have grown together during deployments to Europe and Asia,
  • AFSC commander reflects on role as he prepares to retire

    Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II took command of the Air Force Sustainment Center on June 5, 2015.On Aug. 7, he will relinquish command and retire from the Air Force.Levy said the center has evolved significantly over the last three years and that is a reflection of the 43,000 Airmen who comprise AFSC. “What they have been able to do during the time I have
  • 388th Maintenance Group eying future time, cost savings with 3-D printing

    Inside a simple-looking building just off of Hill’s flight line, Airmen are tinkering with advanced technology to bring the future of cost-effective maintenance to America’s most advanced fighter aircraft.  The 388th Maintenance Group’s Air Force Repair and Enhancement Program shop recently acquired a 3-D printer with the hope of increasing
  • AFSC Commander touts importance of innovation to Air Force, community

    Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, recently spoke at the inaugural session of a distinguished speaker series hosted by the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business. The first session themed “Intersection of Innovation + Armed Services,” was held at the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business
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