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50th Logistics Readiness Flight keeps Schriever prepared, safe

Second Lt. Kyle Shiller, 1st Space Operations Squadron deputy crew commander, tries on a pair of trousers in the warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 50th Logistics Readiness Flight issues equipment to airmen prior to deployment, ranging from cold weather gear to chemical protection gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Second Lt. Kyle Shiller, 1st Space Operations Squadron deputy crew commander, tries on a pair of trousers in the warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 50th Logistics Readiness Flight issues equipment to airmen prior to deployment, ranging from cold weather gear to chemical protection gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Paul Hight, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight mobility technician, stacks plates in the LRF warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Paul Hight, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight mobility technician, stacks plates in the LRF warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Scooby, 21st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, checks packages for explosives in the warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 21st SFS K-9 unit inspects packages every day to ensure the safety of Airmen across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Scooby, 21st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, checks packages for explosives in the warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 21st SFS K-9 unit inspects packages every day to ensure the safety of Airmen across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Orlando Williams, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight supply technician, scans incoming packages to ensure they are safe to send into the restricted area in the 50th LRF warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 50th LRF uses machines similar to those the Transportation Security Administration uses to make sure packages contain don’t contain harmful or hazardous materials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Orlando Williams, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight supply technician, scans incoming packages to ensure they are safe to send into the restricted area in the 50th LRF warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 50th LRF uses machines similar to those the Transportation Security Administration uses to make sure packages contain don’t contain harmful or hazardous materials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Peggy Moore, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight supply technician, helps unload packages in the warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 50th LRF screens every package sent to Schriever AFB to ensure no explosives or harmful substances are delivered around the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Peggy Moore, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight supply technician, helps unload packages in the warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 50th LRF screens every package sent to Schriever AFB to ensure no explosives or harmful substances are delivered around the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

The 50th Logistics Readiness Flight is responsible for the armory at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. Units such as the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the 50th Security Forces Squadron store some of their ammunition and weapons in the warehouse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

The 50th Logistics Readiness Flight is responsible for the armory at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. Units such as the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the 50th Security Forces Squadron store some of their ammunition and weapons in the warehouse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Paul Hight, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight mobility technician, manages inventory in the warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 50th LRF checks inventory daily to ensure everything is in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Paul Hight, 50th Logistics Readiness Flight mobility technician, manages inventory in the warehouse at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2019. The 50th LRF checks inventory daily to ensure everything is in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

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.”