Maintaining Lethality

03/06/2019
Regionally allocated forces conduct maintenance regularly to maintain readiness and lethality, and participate in future training exercises with partners and allies. AHB recently began a rotation in Romania to support Atlantic Resolve, a joint NATO commitment to build readiness and enhance the bond between ally and partner nations through multinational…

The F-35 Maintenance Approach

07/31/2011
The Impact of A New Upgrading and Sustainment Approach An Interview with Scott Ogden 08/01/2011 - A key element in understanding the Cultural Revolution associated with the 5th generation aircraft is the dramatic change in how maintenance and sustainment can be done fleet wide and in terms of global sustainment. …

Managing the Transition

05/17/2011
Captain Kent “Torch” Whalen on the Evolution of the Air Arm Here Captain Whalen is seen in his role as Commander of the amphibious transport dock USS Juneau presenting a coin to Captain Yasuhiro of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (Credit: USN, http://bit.ly/iXASHx) 05/17/2011 - During the late March…

Afghan Air Force Maintenance Training

01/29/2011
Credit video : American Forces Network Afghanistan, December 2nd, 2010 01/29/2011 - « Building a skilled Air Force is challenging. U.S. advisers are helping strengthen the Afghan Air Force maintenance crew by focusing on preventative maintenance. Literate recruits are hard to find, rickety Soviet-era choppers make up the fleet and…

The Maintenance Learning Curve

12/09/2010
An Update on the Osprey from New River (VII) [download PDF of full report] From Supply Of Parts To Battle Damage Repair: The Challenge Of Components' Reliability An Interview With Lieutenant Colonel Garcia 12/09/2010 - This is the second part of the interview with Lieutenant Colonel Garcia with both Iraq…

Ease Of Access

11/17/2010
Building the Final Test USMC Aircraft 11/17/2010 - This slide show features shots of the final test USMC aircraft being built at the Lockheed Martin facility. [slidepress gallery='building-the-final-test-usmc-aircraft-views-of-bf-5-september-2010'] Credit: Lockheed Martin, September 5th, 2010 Various shots taken in September 2010 feature the engine for the aircraft, and various shots of…

F-35: “Fighting And Sustaining As A Team”

11/06/2010
Shaping a Fleet Sustainment Strategy For The Next Generation Fighter Pilots An Interview With General Art Cameron (Ret.), Director, F-35 Global Sustainment Customer Alignment, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company SLD, September 2010 11/06/2010 - During a visit to the Lockheed Martin F-35 facility in September 2010, SLD sat down with (Retired)…

Preparing for the Maintenance of the F-35 at Langley AFB

11/05/2010
An Interview with Senior Master Sgt. Steven Wehrle and Master Sgt. David Freeman 11/05/2010 - In September 2010, Second Line of Defense sat down with maintainers at Langley AFB to talk about F-22 experiences and preparation for the F-35.  As the maintainers described it, a significant cultural change was underway…