Air Force Sustainment Center

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  • By Greg L. Davis
  • 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

As the Tinker and the Primes Conference kicks off today, it’s important to understand why Tinker is so vital to the nation’s defense and how collaboration with industry ensures readiness and sustainment. Today, we look at the largest organization at Tinker: Air Force Sustainment Center

The Air Force Sustainment Center is one of six centers under Air Force Materiel Command and is the supporting command for readiness. Its mission is to generate Combat Power for America by providing war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter. The AFSC also provides operational planning and execution for the Air Force supply chain management and operations and depot maintenance for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, and component items in support of U.S. Air Force missions. It is responsible for operations which span three air logistics complexes, Ogden Air Logistic Complex at Hill AFB, Utah; Oklahoma City ALC; and Warner-Robins ALC at Robins AFB, Georgia; three air base wings, 72nd Air Base Wing, 75th ABW and 78th ABW; two supply chain wings, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing and 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing; and multiple remote operating locations, incorporating more than 40,000 military and civilian personnel. In addition, it oversees installation support to more than 75,000 personnel working in 140 associate units at the three AFSC bases. The center is headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base in historic Bldg. 3001, the famous Douglas Aircraft production plant which produced thousands of C-47 Skytrains used in World War II. Like the dependable C-47s of the past, the AFSC delivers combat power to commanders around the globe through cost-effective readiness and sustainment.