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AFREP Propgram at Tyndall Keeps ‘Em Flying

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AFREP, Davis-Monthan(click to view full) Tyndall Air Force Base recently put out a quick feature about AFREP, the US Air Force Repair Enhancement Program. AFREP collects and repairs miscellaneous aircraft parts, electronics and practically anything else people throw away once they break, then looks to see if time turnaround or expense justify fixing them instead of buying completely new parts. 1st Lt. Patrick Nobles, 325th Maintenance Group executive officer says that: “Each year AFREP saves Tyndall thousands in cost avoidance [DID: repair and return with no credit] and in some years millions is cost savings [repair and return to supply, credited] by repairing assets locally and quickly turning the items back into the supply system. These actions are critical to keeping the aging [and recently grounded] fleet of the F-15 eagles viable.” According to the Florida Emerald Coast news article, AFREP program saved Tyndall AFB more than $1 million dollars in fiscal year 2007, with about 50% of that returned to the wing as credits to be used at the base commander’s discretion, usually for local improvements. AFREP reaches across the USAF, and is currently being established for the F-22 program as well. Past USAF features have covered A-10 related […]

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