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Leading Edge: 354th LRS' Fuels

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Moore, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) fuels laboratory technician, watches Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, label a fuel sample during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Moore, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) fuels laboratory technician, watches Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, label a fuel sample during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020. Berkland visited the LRS to get to know the Airmen responsible for providing logistical support for the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, interact with the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) leaders during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, interact with the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) leaders during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020. Berkland visited the LRS to learn about the Airmen and their day-to-day operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks to Senior Airman Michael Moore, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks to Senior Airman Michael Moore, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020. Moore explained the types of equipment used and experiments conducted inside of the fuels laboratory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, interacts with Airmen assigned to the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, interacts with Airmen assigned to the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020. The 354th LRS is responsible for providing supplies, fuels, cryogenics, equipment, and vehicle resources for the 354th FW’s F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-35A Lightning IIs and the 168th Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135 Stratotankers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Anthony Meserole, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels service center controller, talks to Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Anthony Meserole, a 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels service center controller, talks to Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, during a wing leadership immersion at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 22, 2020. Meserole’s shop is responsible for dispatching drivers to get fuel out to the aircraft on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

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("Leading Edge" is a series of photo stories that focus on 354th Fighter Wing leaders' immersion with wing units and highlights their contribution to the mission.) 

"Logistic functions are not flashy but it’s what actually give us our combat capability. It’s amazing to see what goes on from a logistics standpoint. Without logistics, we won’t have any combat capability and be unable to project air power. The only way to achieve that is through logistical excellence which is what our Logistics Readiness Squadron does." -Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing Commander