In Other News: More Maintainers Means More Flying for Air Force; ‘Vintage’ Depots Need to Be Modernized, Leaders Say

In Other News: More Maintainers Means More Flying for Air Force; ‘Vintage’ Depots Need to Be Modernized, Leaders Say

Air Force pilots are flying more training sorties, as the service has made tremendous strides to close a massive shortfall in aircraft maintainers, reports Air Force Times. “We are seeing that our units are starting to be able to fly more, and fly better because of those people coming in,” Gen. Mike Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, told reporters Thursday in Washington. … Military depots face two primary challenges, an aging workforce and the need for some facilities to adopt modern techniques, senior leaders for the Army and Marine Corps told the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee last week. Brig. Gen. Joseph Shrader, head of Marine Corps Logistics Command, said that recruitment is a top priority for readiness at depots and underscored the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for students, reported Defense News.

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard

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