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Robert T. Mason Excellence Award
The Robert T. Mason Excellence Award is unveiled at a ceremony Jan. 10 at Robins Air Force Base. The award was presented to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex’s C-130 Programmed Depot Maintenance team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
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Robins C-130 PDM team receives Mason Award

Posted 1/10/2013   Updated 1/10/2013 Email story   Print story


from Robins Public Affairs

1/10/2013 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex's C-130 Programmed Depot Maintenance team was presented with the Robert T. Mason Excellence Award for its work on the C-130 aircraft. 

The team increased C-130 aircraft availability by returning 64 aircraft to operating units, reduced in-progress work from 41 to 36 aircraft, slashed flow days from 102 to 69 days, and achieved 100 percent on-time delivery. By the end of the fiscal year, they were able to reduce customer-reported deficiencies by 60 percent despite increased operational and repair demands on the aging C-130 fleet.

The team also expanded the use of dedicated crews, incorporated high-velocity maintenance concepts into the main production line and consolidated widely scattered production facilities, freeing valuable space for other workloads.

The Pentagon's John Johns, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Maintenance Policy & Programs, presented the award.

The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding achievements in weapon system and military equipment maintenance.  It is named for Robert T. Mason, a former assistant deputy undersecretary of defense for maintenance policy, programs, and resources. Mason served as the champion of organic depot maintenance for three decades and was instrumental in transforming the department's organic depot-level operations. 

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