MQ-9 Reaper Avionics Maintenance

Maintainers from the 29th Aircraft Maintenance Unit preform maintenance on avionics equipment on an MQ-9 Reaper February 6, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NJ, UNITED STATES 02.06.2019 Video by Airman 1st Class Kristin Weathersby  49th Wing Public Affair

Maintaining Lethality

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

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

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, 05/17/2011 - During the late March…

The Maintenance Learning Curve

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…

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

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

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…

Building the F35C

Following Up With Armando Martinez, Lockheed Martin Armando Martinez was recently the completion supervisor for the BF-4 or the 4th F35-B; he is now the completion supervisor for the first build of the F35-C, or the naval version of the F-35. [slidepress gallery='building-the-f35c'] Credit: Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth,  Texas, September…