recommendations from the LCM WG, as the AFLCMC commander has specific responsibilities in these areas. Other recommendations from the LCM WG will require a strengthening of AFLCMC commander roles/responsibilities. As initiatives progress, AFLCMC has the potential to ensure program office decisions are in-line with the Air Force enterprise product support strategy.
Speaker: Maj Mark Blumke, Deputy Chief, Mx Systems and Integration Branch, Directorate of Logistics, Air Mobility Command
Presentation Title: Air Mobility Command Initiatives to Reduce Maintenance and Sustainment Cost Drivers
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Speaker: SMSgt Kevin Mead, Air Force Element Vehicle and Equipment Management Support Office
Presentation Title: AFELM Vehicle and Equipment Management Support Office (VEMSO) Initiatives to Reduce Sustainment Costs
The Air Force is the fourth largest fleet within the federal government and supports more than 300 locations through 16 different regional headquarters. This results in significant duplication of effort and resources to meet the various missions. Knowing we cannot continue to operate this way in a fiscally challenging environment, Headquarters U.S. Air Force directed action to centralize management of the Air Force’s vehicle fleet. The initiative is referred to as Installation Support Centralization (ISC). The ISC initiative consolidates enterprise vehicle fleet management and sustainment processes in support of logistics readiness operations, via Direct Liaison Authority (DIRLAUTH), with base level units, MAJCOM, and HAF staff. Consolidated activities are to be executed by AFELM VEMSO in the most efficient manner through continuous and deliberate reengineering of processes while enhancing global management and situational awareness of the Air Force’s $7 billion vehicle fleet. Centralization has allowed AFELM VEMSO to implement several initiatives to reduce sustainment costs, including fleet validation/rightsizing and budget forecasting from an enterprise perspective. VEMSO is also leveraging technology to reduce costs with the implementation of the Automotive Information Management (AIM-2) system to collect vehicle data and automation of 10 fleet management processes to facilitate data integrity and reduce man-hour strains.
Speaker: Lt Col Brian Godfrey, Chief, Airborne Branch (A4CA), HQ Air Combat Command
Presentation Title: Air Combat Command Sustainment Challenges
Corrosion/structural cracks and wiring faults are factors driving sustainment costs in Air Combat Command (ACC). These factors are made worse by decreased manning, increased ops tempo, and aging fleets. Low observable (LO) maintenance in our fifth-generation fighter fleet