TMO, not just for household goods

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  • By Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Many people associate the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Office with household goods movements only, but their mission encompasses much more than Permanent Change of Station moves.

TMO ensures the various parts and cargo they receive are in serviceable condition and are delivered to the customer in a timely matter - customers that include aircraft maintenance and logistics personnel ordering parts that enable Fairchild to continue executing the rapid global mobility mission. 

"We are essentially the 92nd Air Refueling Wing's single point of contact for the receipt and shipment of all assets leaving and entering the installation via commercial means," said Master Sgt. Michael Marrero, 92nd LRS transportation officer. "Additionally, we are responsible for the movement of all household goods, passenger travel and cargo."

TMO receives parts ranging from small bolts to larger items such as aircraft engines. They also receive assets from base supply that need to be shipped out to deployed locations, depot maintenance facilities and other mission-sustaining functions.

"When we receive a part for outbound purposes, that piece is usually brought up by a person in base supply," said Staff Sgt. Gabriela Statzer, 92nd LRS NCO in charge of receiving cargo. "From there, we inspect the part and package to ensure it meets all regulations."

The packaging part of the process includes making sure the item has the correct stock number and proper documentation. They then ensure the cushioning is adequate and protects the item, tape up the box, and in some instances they will build a crate for shipping.

"There are instances where we have parts that need to be sent out and delivered for a grounded aircraft that is deployed," said Staff Sgt. Douglas Doggett, 92nd LRS NCO in Charge of packing and crating.

It's important to ensure the process of packaging and shipping is done correctly and in a timely matter. If not, then the mission could be delayed or even canceled, Statzer said.

"I enjoy working in TMO and getting to speak with people from all of the different agencies," said Statzer. "It is something different that not many people know about."