56th Logistics Readiness Squadron
The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s (LRS) core responsibilities reflect the traditional logistics disciplines of supply, transportation and logistics plans. The 56th LRS is responsible for equipment management, storage and mobility bags, as well as aviation and ground fuel products. It also provides vehicle operations, management and maintenance capability, along with transportation management (cargo and personal property) and air transportation functions.
The wing deployments, logistics plans and support agreements mission reside within the 56th LRS. While the squadron operates in various locations throughout the base, the command section and main warehouse are in Bldg. 945. The 56th LRS commander can be reached at 623-856-6401 or DSN 896-6401.
The Deployment and Distribution Flight provides a full range of transportation services in the movement of personal property, cargo and passengers worldwide through the use of organic assets and contracted commercial carriers. The flight provides effective, reliable transportation support through use of a highly trained cadre of vehicle operators, air transportation, logistics plans and traffic management personnel. The 56th LRS efficiently processes and moves inbound and outbound materiel to support the largest fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force. It develops lesson plans and evaluates unit readiness and deployment preparation by providing hazardous materials and cargo preparation training for air and surface movements. D-Flight is ultimately responsible for arranging, validating and submitting Dissimilar Aircraft Combat Training airlift requests, executing Wing Exercise plans, and deploying personnel in support of contingency and training operations and exercises. Lastly, it directs all support aircraft loading and unloading operations, and verifies cargo and passenger eligibility for airlift movement. The Deployment and Distribution Flight can be reached at 623-856-7656 or DSN 896-7656.
Operations Compliance (OC) is aligned under the Logistics Manager. The OC is the commander’s single point of contact for “health of the squadron” issues. The OC provides oversight of squadron compliance, training, resources, accountability and analysis. The OC contains the following processes: Quality Assurance Section, Squadron Training, Resource Management and Functional Systems Management. The POC for OC matters is the Quality Assurance Section which can be reached at 623-856-6044 or DSN 896-6044.
The Fuels Management Flight is responsible for storing and issuing more than 28 million gallons of aviation fuel annually to the Air Education and Training Command’s (AETC) largest fighter wing. Its members are the recipients of the 2008 and 2010 Air Education and Training Command Roy Bateman Award, distinguishing them as the best fuels management flight in AETC. Any questions concerning requests for JP8, unleaded and biodiesel fuel can be directed to the Fuels Service Center (FSC). The FSC is a 24-hour operation, maintaining the command and control of all fuel assets. The FSC can be reached at 623-856-7391 or DSN 896-7391.
The Materiel Management Flight is responsible for stocking, storing, issuing, managing, inventorying, inspecting and decentralizing inventory management of all DOD supplies and equipment, including hazardous material used throughout the wing. This flight is the primary liaison between customers and the Air Force Sustainment Center. Material Management consists of five sections: Asset Management, Maintenance Support, Customer Support, Inspection and Physical Inventory Control. It maintains mobility readiness spares packages and supports dissimilar aircraft training kit deployments for the 56th FW. Furthermore, it exercises management control over the turn-in and redistribution of excess expendable equipment and Air Force property turned in by the 56th FW. The flight manages all 56th FW individual protective equipment and ensures that all deploying Airmen have proper gear and serviceable weapons when they deploy in support of contingency operations. The flight also provides equipment accountability support and advises approving and appointing authorities on procedures affecting lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed government property. For more information regarding Materiel Management, call 623-856-6147 or DSN 896-6147.
The Vehicle Management Flight is responsible for managing and delivering responsive maintenance support to a fleet of 772 vehicles worth $25 million. The flight synchronizes resources and various repair operations on these vehicles, as well as providing logistical support to 24 squadrons, a tenant fighter wing and Gila Bend Auxiliary Field. Additionally, Vehicle Management enforces processes to ensure compliance with all emission laws set forth by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Questions regarding Vehicle Management can be directed to 623-856-7176 or DSN 896-7176.