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  • Air Force surgeon general talks about COVID-19, innovation, leadership

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Air Force Surgeon General chief of medical operations, toured and learned about the Transport Isolation System aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, June 26.
  • Air Force partners with C-5 System Program Office, Delta and Georgia Tech

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The C-5 System Program Office and the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office has kicked off a new partnership with Delta Air Lines and the Georgia Institute of Technology with an intensive three-day workshop hosted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Warner Robins.
  • Rapid Sustainment Office installs 3D parts on C-5

    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – A C-5 Super Galaxy with the tail number 70035 is the latest recipient of hardware produced by the next generation of manufacturing technologies, known as 3D printing or additive manufacturing.After several weeks of printing, inspections, and component testing, the Rapid Sustainment Office recently installed 17 parts in
  • Task force analyzes operational efficiency – one airframe at a time

    Have you ever wondered if the Air Force is flying as efficiently as possible? Well, you’re not alone…and there’s a task force to find out. The Energy Analysis Task Force (EATF), led by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy, has been systematically visiting Air Force bases around the country to observe actual training and mission flights, and speak with flight crews (to include operators and maintainers) about flight operations, practices, and aircraft requirements that have an impact on aviation fuel efficiency. The goal: to identify optimization best practices (and the challenges to implementing them) across each airframe, and produce a report that recommends which initiatives, processes, and technologies could have the greatest benefit to capability and readiness.
  • 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 including 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 final
  • Robins maintenance pros annihilate workflow, set record

    For an aircraft with an interior and exterior combined paint weight of 2,600 pounds, more than 100 miles of wiring, more than 5 miles of control cables and the ability to haul 58 Cadillacs or six standard Greyhound buses, the maintenance demands are extreme. The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex is one of only three ALCs in the Air Force with
  • 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.
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