Agencies collaborate at KC-135 System Supportability Review


TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Decades of world-class Tinker Air Force Base support for the KC-135 have relied on synergy of many Air Force and Department of Defense agencies and organizations.

At this year’s C/KC-135 Legacy Tanker Division’s System Supportability Review event, agencies identified collaborative strategies and opportunities for the supply support teams to meet or exceed logistics requirements, ultimately, ensuring weapon system availability for the warfighter.

“The talented KC-135 supply chain professionals are the glue that keeps our 60-year-old tanker fully engaged in frontline global operations on behalf of the nation,” said Col. Mark Mocio, chief of the Legacy Tanker Division, which falls under the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Tanker Directorate.

The Air Force strives to achieve and capitalize on principles of synergy. Leveraging multi-organizational experience and talent into a single venue can magnify the teaming to address issues and capitalize on operations.

The Legacy Tanker Division, led by Colonel Mocio, provides sustainment and modernization support for 431 United States Air Force aircraft.

The tankers are the enabling force that enable fighters and bombers to achieve global reach, to maximize takeoff loads, to extend sorties, and allow in-flight mission changes. Needless to say, mission partners are absolutely crucial to the Legacy Tanker Division, the Air Force and the Department of Defense.

The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for review of C/KC-135 weapon system sustainment field posture and supply system impacts. Special guests hosted include Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center’s 848th Supply Chain Management Group and 564th Aircraft Maintenance Group, Ogden Air Logistics Center’s 748th Supply Chain Management Group, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center’s 638th Supply Chain Management Group, Boeing and Defense Logistics Agency.