DoD Maintenance Symposium

December 9-12, 2019 │ Spokane, Washington, USA

Special Events

The Maintenance Innovation Challenge

The Maintenance Innovation Challenge Call for Abstracts is now open.  The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness Issues the Challenge:  Showcase Your Innovation. Learn More

Fairchild Air Force Base Tour

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Tour Departs*:  8:00 am (Departs from Convention Center Point Lobby)
Tour Returns:  12:00 pm

The tour will highlight field-level efforts in adapting the latest technology and process solutions to sustaining the aging KC-135 aircraft fleet.  Join the men and women of the 92d/141st Maintenance Group as they walk you through what it takes to overcome current and future repair/sustainment challenges in the fight to maintain America’s air refueling capability through 2040 and beyond.

The 92d Maintenance Group (MXG) supports the dynamic operations of the 92d Air Refueling Wing and Fairchild Air Force Base’s tenant units. It provides on- and off-equipment maintenance on 44 KC-135 Stratotankers and special support on the US Air Force Survival School’s UH-1N helicopters.  Over one-thousand members of the 92d MXG produce high quality, combat ready mobility airpower to support America’s national interests and diverse operational requirements of the Governor of Washington State now and in the future.

*Tour host reserves the right to pre-screen tour attendance
*US Citizens Only
*The Real ID Act Compliance Required

Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Davenport Grand Hotel
Grand Ballroom

Banquet Keynote:

  Major General Joseph F. Shrader
  USMC Commanding General
  Marine Corps Logistics Command

Each year, the Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards are presented to recognize the best maintenance units within the Department of Defense.

Awards are presented in four categories:

  • Field-Level Awards, including the Phoenix Award
  • Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence
  • Sustainment Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Military Forces
  • Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper Award for Software Maintenance Excellence