Published July 20, 2012
With its headquarters at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., The Air Force Sustainment Center is one of five specialized centers assigned to the Air Force Materiel Command.
The mission of the Air Force Sustainment Center is to Sustain Weapon System Readiness to generate Airpower for America. The center provides war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter through world-class depot maintenance, supply chain management and installation support. The AFSC provides critical sustainment for the Air Force's most sophisticated weapons systems, including: A-10 Thunderbolt II, AC-130, B-1 Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, E-3 Sentry, E-6 Mercury, E-8 Joint STARS, EC-130, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F-22 Raptor, HC-130, HH-60 Pave Hawk, ICBM, KC-135 Stratotanker, MC-130, MH-53 Pave Low, RQ-4 Global Hawk, U-2 Dragon Lady, and UH-1 Iroquois aircraft as well as a wide range of aircraft engines and component parts.
The Air Force Sustainment Center is commanded by a three-star general and consists of more than 32,000 military and civilian personnel. AFSC provides installation support to more than 141 Associate Units with more than 75,000 personnel.
Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
Headquarters Air Force Sustainment Center - Provides execution and consolidation oversight of maintenance, supply chain activities and installation support. In addition, Staff and Home offices include Engineering, Financial Management, Contracting, Small Business, Personnel, Judge Advocate, Safety, Historian and Logistics. These offices help ensure planning, policy, guidance and procedures are effectively implemented and executed for the Center.
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex - Repairs, maintains and provides supply chain management on a variety of bomber, refueling and reconnaissance aircraft, among others. Many crucial airborne accessories also are maintained at the complex, including life-support systems. It is responsible for depot-level repair, modifications, overhaul and functional check flight of the B-1, B-52, C/KC-135, E-3 and the Navy's E-6 aircraft. Engines maintained include a substantial inventory, from the older Pratt & Whitney TF33 to the state-of-the-art F119.
448th Supply Chain Management Wing - Provides enterprise-wide planning and execution for depot line repairable and consumables for materiel, maintenance and distribution, aircraft structural and intercontinental ballistic missile electronics/communication commodities management, and engineering and is one of two "virtual wings" in the USAF. The Wing manages the 848th Supply Chain Management Group at Tinker AFB, Okla., and remotely manages two groups; the 638th Supply Chain Management Group at Robins AFB, Ga., and the 748th Supply Chain Management Group at Hill AFB, Utah and the 948th Supply Chain Management Group located at Tinker has a portion of the Group at Wright Patterson AFB, OH.
72nd Air Base Wing - Provides mission support, civil engineering, medical, airfield operations, command post, explosive ordnance disposal, public affairs, equal opportunity and alternate dispute resolution and financial management to more than 26,000 active duty military, Guard and Reserve components, civilians and family members. The wing supports more than 80,000 retired military and their family members.
Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Ogden Air Logistics Complex - Provides logistics, support, maintenance, distribution and engineering management for the F-16, C-130, A-10, F-22 and 27 other actively flying, mature and proven weapon systems, including the Minuteman III ICBM. The complex is the leading provider of aircraft landing gear, pneudraulics, secondary power systems, composites, software, rocket motors, small missiles, air munitions and guided bombs, and serves as the DOD aircraft maintenance and regeneration at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.
75th Air Base Wing - Supports the Utah Test and Training Range, mission support, civil engineering, medical, airfield operations, command post, explosive ordnance disposal, public affairs, and financial management and serves as the ammunition control point for the Air Force. The wing supports 22,000 active duty military, guard and reserve components, and civilians in more than 50 associate units. Amongst these associate units is Air Combat Command's 388th Fighter Wing, one of the most decorated combat-ready units in AF history; and the 419th Fighter Wing, the first Air Force Reserve Command F-16 wing. In addition the 75th ABW also supports more than 40,000 retired military and their family members.
Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex - Maintains and sustains more than 200 weapon systems and deploys combat-ready forces. Provides integrated logistics support for an assortment of USAF fighter, airlift, reconnaissance, special operations, and combat search and rescue aircraft. Similar support is provided for avionics, missiles, and vehicles of various types. The complex also conducts maintenance of various Air Force, DoD and allied electronic warfare systems and software. The complex manages more than 200,000 items that represent the full range of avionics functions and technology. These include aerospace communications and navigation equipment, airborne munitions and gun directing systems, target acquisition systems, and all airborne electronic warfare equipment.
78th Air Base Wing - Provides mission support, civil engineering, medical, airfield operations, command post, explosive ordnance disposal, public affairs, and financial management to more than 25,000 active duty military, Guard and Reserve components, civilians and family members. The wing supports more than 25,000 retired military and their family members.
AFSC units at non-AFSC bases
Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
635th Supply Chain Operations Wing - As first responders for AF logistics customer support, provides 24-7-365 logistics operational management feedback on Class IX (repair parts and components which are required for maintenance support of all equipment.) And select Class VII (major end items such as launchers, tanks, mobile maintenance shops and vehicles) spares health for the AF enterprise, and customer focused, global sustainment spares support for over 240 retail supply activities, 4,700 aircraft and 1.6M vehicle and support equipment assets. Provides mission-centered, agile logistics support and management of stock control, retail supply IT systems, operating/stock funds, accountable equipment, priority orders (to include Mission Capable (MICAP) and Readiness Spare Packages (RSP) sourcing, Nuclear War Related Material (NWRM) control and facility operations, and distribution of assets across MAJCOMs/COCOMs to optimize air and space power across the spectrum of AF missions. The wing manages two groups; the 635th Supply Chain Operations Group, Scott AFB, Ill. and remotely manages the 735th Supply Chain Operations Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.