Ogden ALC featured at Hill Air Show
By Alex R. Lloyd, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
/ Published June 25, 2018
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill supported this year's 2018 Warriors over the Wasatch Air and Space Show with several weapon systems that were on static display.
Thousdands of visitors got to see the displays up close, photograph and gain a better understanding of how they are used along with what happens to them when they come to Hill for depot maintenace.
The Complex, headquartered at Hill, employs a skilled workforce of more than 8,500 military, civilian and contract personnel, who are tasked with providing "war-winning expeditionary capabilities through world-class logistics, support, maintenance, distribution and engineering management for actively flying mature and proven weapon systems."
One of the most notable of these systems is the F-16 Fighting Falcon flown by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team.
The Ogden ALC's 309th Maintenance Group supports the team's jets with different types of maintenance, upgrades and even paint jobs.
This past April, the ALC delivered the first F-16 jet in the Air Force to get a Service Life Extension Program upgrade to the Thunderbirds. The upgrade consisted of multiple structure-strengthening modifications that will keep the aircraft flying until the late 2040s.
Brig. Gen. Stacey Hawkins, Ogden Air Logistics commander and a former Thunderbirds maintenance officer, said, “Showcasing the Air Force’s air and space power capabilities is a proud American tradition.
"The Ogden Air Logistics Complex is a key part of the Air Force Sustainment Center’s engine of readiness that powers the world’s greatest Air Force.”
Other aircraft t on display through the weekend and also maintained by the Ogden ALC included the C-130 Hercules, A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-22 Raptor, and a Navy F-35C Lightning II.
Minuteman III solid fuel rocket motors, transporter erector and payload transport semi-trucks, all maintain by the ALC's 309th Missile Maintenance Group, were also on display.