by Jenny Gordon
78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
10/27/2015 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- It
has been a productive year at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex,
more so than at any other time in the last five years.
A total of 217 aircraft -- C-5, C-17, C-130 and F-15 -- were produced in
fiscal 2015, which ended Sept. 30. That number includes 15 unscheduled
depot level maintenance aircraft, with two C-5s, three C-17s and 10
In the 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group, commodity lines produced
34,772 units in fiscal 2015, more than 600-plus units in addition to
what was planned.
The 402nd Electronics Maintenance Group produced 84,600 units. That was
4,097 more assets than had been planned at the beginning of the year.
The 402nd Software Maintenance Group completed 326 projects, nearly 80 more than originally planned as well.
And the 402nd Maintenance Support Group kept the production plant
healthy by conducting 19,975 preventive maintenance actions and driving
$47 million in improvements.
The ongoing commitment of a skilled workforce of maintenance
professionals and management teams contributed to the success of last
fiscal year's numbers, ensuring that dedication will carry forward into
2016 and beyond.
"There was a lot of remarkable work across the board," said Brig. Gen.
Walter Lindsley, WR-ALC commander. "This was accomplished through
process improvements, teamwork, communication, synchronization and
integration, focus and guts and commitment from our work force. It's a
The 561st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron produced 73 F-15s. Since January
2014, when the squadron began to implement new process discipline,
there have been significant gains. The squadron began fiscal 2015 with a
zero due date performance. They finished the fiscal year at 35.6
percent DDP and rising.
No doubt it was a challenging year, but that was last year -- and the
business of fixing and returning aircraft to the warfighter continues.
Overall, there were five C-5s produced in fiscal 2015, marking the
fourth consecutive year the 559th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has
achieved 100 percent on-time DDP. That's no small feat when each
aircraft spends about 265 days at Robins for programmed depot
In the 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, there were 68 C-17s produced
in fiscal 2015. That amounts to an 85 percent due date performance,
which was nearly a 10 percent increase over the previous fiscal year.
That squadron posted significant gains since last spring, getting nearly
48 jets back to the customer either on time or early.
There were 56 C-130s produced in 2015 by the 560th Aircraft Maintenance
Squadron. That total was achieved despite a deficit of 11 aircraft in
the first quarter that were recovered, in addition to the squadron
keeping up with the remaining year's production schedule. The squadron
experienced an increase throughout the year with its DDP, and posted 39
percent for fiscal 2015.
On the overall WR-ALC production total, the complex was slated to
produce 219 aircraft in fiscal 2015, but in the last few days of the
year two C-130s were not produced. That, however, was due to weather and
flight concerns during the last production phase.
With this being the most productive year Robins has experienced lately,
Lindsley pointed out that it was accomplished with 1,000 fewer workers
in the "direct workforce." He described the complex workforce as an
organization of professionals committed to each other and the mission.
At the end of the day, when all is said and done, the Art of the
Possible vision at Robins has been defined -- to be the "best on the
planet" at what we do.
And achieving a successful level of performance comes from a commitment
from every mission partner on base, as well as the support of families,
businesses and organizations across the surrounding Middle Georgia
communities, all of which directly contribute to that vision, said
"I don't believe we've achieved the best we can achieve. Not even
close," he said. "We have a lot of opportunities to do great things this
coming year. We have the team to do it if we stick together and
communicate and execute at a high level. I'm putting my money on this