Joint Aviation Supply and Maintenance Material Management (JASMMM) Mobile Training Team

March 25, 2014 | By scnewsltr
VIRIN: 140325-N-ZZ219-2206
The Joint Aviation Supply and Maintenance Material Management (JASMMM) Mobile Training Team (MTT) hosted a course for 62 students at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan from Jan. 27 to Feb. 5, 2014. The class enrollment was the largest that JASMMM has seen in years. JASMMM is comprised of certified instructors, both military and civilian, from the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) in Newport, R.I. The JASMMM MTT is designed to improve the readiness of aircraft through the joint efforts of maintenance and supply personnel.  By examining aviation support procedures, the educational team is able to enhance the management skills of students, as well as increase their technical support knowledge.  The goal is to create a mutual cognizance between personnel on both the maintenance and supply side of weapon systems support. Twenty-five maintenance and supply topics were taught using case studies, practical labs and classroom exercises. The course is designed for Navy and Marine Corps officers, chief petty officers, staff NCOs, first class petty officers, and civilian GS-6 (or equivalent) and above. Commanding officers are invited to attend the Commanding Officer JASMMM, also taught in MTT format. Specific consideration is given to areas of aviation that include funding, material requisition, supply and maintenance support as well as global aviation logistics.  The course emphasizes that teamwork is the critical point of success for both the maintenance and supply personnel. Each team is taught to work toward making teamwork a common goal in prioritizing aircraft maintenance and repair.  JASMMM is the Navy’s sole source of aviation logistics training for supply officers. On average, more than 120 students attend the course each year at NSCS Newport. This year, JASMMM MTT capitalized on the opportunity to bring training to approximately 230 service members who would otherwise not be able to make the trip to NSCS Newport, where the course is typically held. Having a small team of four instructors travel to major fleet concentration areas like Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Norfolk, Va. and San Diego, Calif. nearly doubles attendance, with significant savings in travel, for commands that would benefit the greatest from having their personnel attend the course.