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  • Top AF maintenance leaders gather to reinforce a culture of innovation

    The 2022 Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Maintenance Group Commander and Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) Summit took place at Ellsworth, Aug. 22 to 26, 2022. The summit created discussion between maintenance commanders and SELs that promoted modernization and preparing for the future.

  • Cables team gets a lift to inspect missile field

    The 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron Hardened Intersite Cabling System (HICS) team completed an inspection in the missile field earlier this month with some help from the 37th Helicopter Squadron stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

  • PREL: the foundation of the maintenance mission

    The silent heroes of Malmstrom’s missile maintenance group are the power, refrigeration and electrical laboratory shop, who work tirelessly to maintain missile alert facilities, while also repairing equipment that is paramount to the success of missile maintenance teams.

  • Airman of Minot

    Staff Sergeant Stephen Vil is an Electrical Maintenance Team Quality Assurance Evaluator for the 91st Maintenance Group. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Vil became a member of Team Minot in November 2013.

  • Snowstorm Operations at Dyess

    On February 14, a storm resulted in over 170 million Americans being placed under winter weather alerts across the United States. The winter storm caused power grids to fail across the U.S., causing blackouts for over 5.2 million homes and businesses with a vast majority being in Texas.Despite the

  • Dyess Airmen expand on virtual forces

    It’s no secret that the 317th Maintenance Group’s Virtual Reality Lab at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, has hit the ground running when it comes to getting their Airmen trained faster and smarter virtually. The lab consists of 16 separate virtual C-130J Super Hercules aircraft with no limiting factors

  • Best with what they’ve got: A new life for old parts

    Just like every other aircraft, parts on a B-52H Stratofortress age, get damaged and become unserviceable.One detachment on base has developed a way to take those unusable parts and create hands-on training opportunities for maintainers.

  • 5th MXS CPI: Teamwork makes the dream work

    Last week, members of the 5th Maintenance Squadron began planning a way to decrease the time it takes to maintain a B-52H Stratofortress in between every 450 flight hours, known as a phase inspection, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.Known as the continuous process improvement (CPI), the plan

  • Phase inspections keep the B-52 flying

    Just like a car, the B-52 Stratofortress needs its oil changed, tires rotated and its engine looked at to keep it running and prevent future damage.