Lt. Gen. Donna Shipton visits RSO ATTC

Lt. Gen. Donna Shipton recently visited with senior members of the Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) at their Advanced Technology and Training Center (ATTC) location near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. Shipton took command of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in early January and is also the RSO’s Program Executive Officer (PEO). In her PEO role, Shipton guides the RSO in accelerating the delivery of critical operational solutions to the Department of the Air Force (DAF) sustainment enterprise. The RSO workforce focuses on optimizing warfighter readiness by exploiting technologies to revolutionize sustainment operations. While at the facility Shipton received immersion briefs from the RSO’s various program offices. She also toured the facility to get a better understanding of the work being done there. Under a partnership with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), the ATTC-Dayton is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility where people can train on and test new technologies without interrupting actual aircraft maintenance production. There are four ATTCs at various locations across the Air Force, all reporting to AFLCMC. The other three ATTCs are located outside of Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and near Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, which is a joint venture with the Air Force Sustainment Center. The concept behind the ATTCs is to provide quick reaction and qualification capabilities for new technologies and processes, training capabilities for advanced technology equipment and processes, and cross-discipline collaboration space to share ideas and interact in real time in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. By leveraging these capabilities, the centers foster collaborative and innovative thinking, increase education and training, and push the state-of-the-art in manufacturing. (U.S. Air Force video by Jim Varhegyi)

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