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Ogden ALC named top Air Force maintenance depot

Alyssa Heaton, a computer scientist in the 309th Software Engineering Group, checks out software upgrades as she “flies” in an F-16 simulator over Las Vegas, Nevada. The 309th Software Engineering Group has a positive and direct impact across multiple essential platforms such as the A-10, F-16, F-22, F-35, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, Space Systems, and Command and Control.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Alyssa Heaton, a computer scientist in the 309th Software Engineering Group, checks out software upgrades as she “flies” in an F-16 simulator over Las Vegas, Nevada. The 309th Software Engineering Group has a positive and direct impact across multiple essential platforms such as the A-10, F-16, F-22, F-35, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, Space Systems, and Command and Control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Brittany Anawalt (left) and Michael Davis, discuss software issues they are working on in support of the A-10 Nov. 5, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 309th Software Engineering Group has a positive and direct impact across multiple essential platforms such as the A-10, F-16, F-22, F-35, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, Space Systems, and Command and Control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Brittany Anawalt (left) and Michael Davis, discuss software issues they are working on in support of the A-10 Nov. 5, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 309th Software Engineering Group has a positive and direct impact across multiple essential platforms such as the A-10, F-16, F-22, F-35, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, Space Systems, and Command and Control. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

F-22 Raptor gets major upgrades courtesy of Hill AFB’s 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

A 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, gap fills the inside of the engine nacelle of an F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Nov. 24, 2020. The squadron processed 247 F-22s through the F-22 Structural Repair Program by performing structural modifications to increase total flying hour serviceability on each aircraft by 8,000 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

Jeremy Stewart, 309th Maintenance Support Group hazmat shop supervisor, fills up spray bottles with cleaning disinfectant.

Jeremy Stewart, 309th Maintenance Support Group hazmat shop supervisor, fills up spray bottles with cleaning disinfectant for the group's workspaces June 18, 2020 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The group has become the central supplier for the entire Ogden Air Logistics Complex in terms of necessary items such as masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Matt Sheffeld (left) and Wesley Caldwell, 309th Commodities Maintenance Group, install rivets on an A-10 center wing.

Matt Sheffeld (left) and Wesley Caldwell, 309th Commodities Maintenance Group, install rivets on an A-10 center wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April 27, 2020. The 309th CMXG, one of seven groups in the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, is the technical repair center for landing gear, wheels, brakes, secondary power systems, hydraulics, pneudraulics, and composites. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Jon Pena, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group pneudraulic systems mechanic, removes a panel from a C-130 wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 8, 2020. Comprised of seven maintenance squadrons and more than 2,000 personnel, the 309th AMXG performs depot maintenance, repair and overhaul on A-10, C-130, F-16, F-22, F-35 and T-38 airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Jon Pena, 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group pneudraulic systems mechanic, removes a panel from a C-130 wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 8, 2020. Comprised of seven maintenance squadrons and more than 2,000 personnel, the 309th AMXG performs depot maintenance, repair and overhaul on A-10, C-130, F-16, F-22, F-35 and T-38 airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Ogden Air Logistics Complex won the 2020 Maintenance Effectiveness Award recognizing it as the top depot in the Air Force.

The award is presented annually to the unit that most successfully managed resources to provide safe and serviceable equipment for sustained use in peacetime and wartime.

During this past year, the complex managed 8.2 million maintenance hours to repair and overhaul 264 A-10, C-130, F-16, F-22, F-35 and T-38 aircraft, 3,904 missile items, 62,836 commodity repairs and provided software sustainment for seven major commands, an air reserve component and 27 international partners.

Eric Fox, Ogden ALC’s vice director, gives all the credit to the women and men of the Ogden Complex, and said the award highlights their exceptionalism and commitment to the nation.

“To me, a key element that is highlighted by the award is our people,” Fox said. “When you see a list of all the things that were accomplished, what put us over the top is they clearly demonstrated the Ogden team is dedicated to producing readiness for the warfighter, especially during a year impacted in so many ways by COVID-19.”

Fox said they were able to break through constraints and use innovative ways to stay very close to planned production because of the Ogden ALC team member’s exceptional commitment to the nation.

“I want to pass on a thank you on behalf of General von Hoffman, (ALC commander) Col. Hall Sebren (ALC vice commander) and myself, to the women and men of the complex and their outstanding leaders at all levels, who made this award possible,” he said. “Their professionalism is an integral part of the Air Force team that protects our nation.”

The Ogden ALC employs 8,970 military, civilian and contract personnel in 155 job series at Hill AFB and at 10 remote locations in the United States and Japan. The scope of responsibility includes depot repair and maintenance, overhaul and modification of Air Force aircraft, the Minuteman ICBM system, and a variety of commodities, software, and aircraft storage and regeneration.