SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
The 50th Logistics Readiness Flight supports Schriever Airmen by managing mobility gear, to keeping Airmen on base safe from potentially dangerous packages.
Paul Hight, 50th LRF mobility technician, said it is important Airmen receive the correct gear in good condition so they are prepared for any situation while deployed.
“We maintain accountability of Air Force assets and ultimately ensure the safety of deploying Airmen by giving them proper protective gear, body armor and [other equipment] that are all in good condition,” he said.
While in-processing, Airmen are required to go to the warehouse to get fitted and issued different equipment, such as mission oriented protective posture gear.
“We’re constantly monitoring our gear to ensure it’s in good condition,” he said. “Think of it like dairy, each item has a shelf-life, it’s our job to make sure it’s not expired so Airmen can utilize these items when needed.”
Earl Owens, 50th LRF supervisory logistic management specialist, said the 50th LRF is a silent sentinel for the base.
“Every item shipped to Schriever goes through our cargo screening room,” he said. “We provide protection for restricted area assets by scanning every item [and using K-9 inspections] to ensure there are no harmful substances inside any package, then we deliver each item to each building within the restricted area.”
Owens said the 50th LRF works closely with the 50th Security Forces Squadron to track every delivery, truck and driver scheduled to arrive at Schriever AFB.
“We support real world missions, preparing Airmen for real world situations,” he said.
Owens said the 50th LRF embodies “excellence in all we do” by making sure they perform at a higher-lever than expected.
“We’re a logistics readiness flight, a not squadron,” he said. “However, we provide the services of a full squadron with less manning.”