Air Force journal of logistics: vol24_no2

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Page 38 - For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, For want of a shoe, the horse was lost, For want of a horse, the rider was lost, For want of a rider, the battle was lost.
Page 40 - Richard G. Davis, Carl A. Spaatz and the Air War in Europe (Washington, DC: Center for Air Force History, 1993), pp. 512-13, 538-42, 574-75. 17. Golley, Whittle, pp. 1 19-20, 122-28, 165-71; Whittle, "Birth of the Jet Engine in Britain,
Page 37 - The science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces. In its most comprehensive sense, those aspects of military operations which deal with: a. design and development, acquisition, storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of materiel; b.
Page 37 - Dictionary: ... the science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces.
Page 2 - The views expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not represent the established policy of the Department of Defense, Air Force, Air Force Logistics Management Agency, or the organization where the author works.
Page 39 - All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters, either. Every single man in this army plays a vital role. Don't ever let up. Don't ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain. What if every truck driver suddenly decided that he didn't like the whine of those shells overhead, turned yellow, and jumped headlong into a ditch? The cowardly bastard could say: 'Hell, they won't miss me, just one man in thousands.
Page 29 - Best value means the expected outcome of an acquisition that, in the Government's estimation, provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement.
Page 29 - I don't know what the hell this 'logistics' is that Marshall is always talking about," King is said to have remarked in the early spring of 1942, "but I want some of it." So did Ghormley, but he didn't get any. "An outstanding failure" in the Department was the fact that no one "took proper cognizance of the time element in providing...
Page 6 - Before any plans can be made to provide an army, logistics must be provided first. History has changed a lot, but logistics has been the crux of every one of these changes; the nail that was missing which lead to the loss of a country lead to a lot of those decisions. —Major General Hugh J. Knerr, USAAF...
Page 39 - Hell, they won't miss me, just one man in thousands." But, what if every man thought that way? Where in the hell would we be now? What would our country, our loved ones, our homes, even the world, be like? No, Goddamnit, Americans don't think like that. Every man does his job. Every man serves the whole. Every department, every unit, is important in the vast scheme of this war. The ordnance men are needed to supply the guns and machinery of war to keep us rolling. The Quartermaster is needed to bring...

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