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  • Logistics Complex efforts critical to Air Force readiness

    The 14th Annual Tinker and the Primes Conference wrapped up Thursday with a keynote address from Brig. Gen. Chis Hill, commander of Tinker Air Force Base’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, on the transformative role that the ALC has in maintaining readiness within the U.S. Air Force.

  • A look inside the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing

    The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, which is considered to be the planning and execution arm of the Air Force Global Logistics Support Center, is vital to Tinker as well as the U.S. Air Force’s overall mission.The Take Off had the opportunity to sit in on a “Tinker Talks” podcast that featured

  • "Tank Rats" create new tool in 12 hours

    A new vent system pressurization tool was created by the 552nd Maintenance Squadron Fuel Systems section, the Tank Rats, for the Boeing E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System fleet in less than 12 hours’ time.

  • Tinker readies for KC-46 maintenance

    A ceremony introducing the first KC-46A Pegasus delivered to the Air Force was held Jan. 25 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.With a primary function as an aerial refueling and airlift aircraft, the KC-46 will be maintained at the 158-acre maintenance campus being prepared at Tinker Air Force

  • AF-wide lodging rate increase effective Jan. 1

    Effective Jan. 1, the Air Force Lodging Program has increased nightly lodging rates service-wide in support of Department of Defense reform objectives to make business operations more efficient and provide Airmen with an improved lodging experience.

  • 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

  • AFRL helps extend serviceability of hydraulic aircraft components

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate recently completed an extensive effort to help certify a maintenance process that could extend the life of aircraft hydraulic system components.Through participation in a rapid innovation fund team led by the

  • 388th Maintenance Group eying future time, cost savings with 3-D printing

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- 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

  • Air Force awards $866 million for radar sustainment, modernization

    The contract, awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, directly supports the continued operations of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), PAVE Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS) and Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System radars. The radars are