SYS 281 - AF Acquisition and Sustainment Course

SYS 281 provides a general overview of the latest in acquisition and sustainment policy, processes, management tools, and initiatives. The course delivers knowledge of current acquisition and sustainment topics, providing real world examples, case studies/actual program results, and topical videos. SYS 281 reviews AF acquisition foundational processes, as well as the primary strategies driving weapon system sustainment. Acquisition peculiarities associated with space, cyberspace, and Foreign Military Sales are also covered. Sustainment is reviewed from the retail, wholesale, and combat perspectives, to include an overview of depot operations. Core processes associated with sustainment are discussed, to include supply chain risk management, product support elements, condition-based maintenance, and predictive maintenance. A wealth of acquisition references, websites, guidebooks, and management tools are also provided. A must course for those involved with Air Force life cycle logistics.

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Grade Restrictions: none

Special Requirements: none



Offering #

Start Date

End Date

Robins AFB, GA 24A 23 Apr 2024 25 Apr 2024
Hill AFB, UT 24G 13 May 2024 15 May 2024
Eglin AFB, FL 24E 16 Jul 2024 18 Jul 2024
Arnold AFB, TN 24F 27 Aug 2024 29 Aug 2024
AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB (Area B), OH 24D 10 Sep 2024 12 Sep 2024

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Course Information

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Delivery Method: In-Residence or On-site Course

Course Length: 3 days

Event Type: Training (Functional, Technical)

Primary Audience: Acquisition-coded functionals and lifecycle logisticians. Students should be familiar with Air Force acquisition/logistics acronyms, concepts, and systems. E-6 to E-8, O-2 to O-4, GS-11 to GS-13. 5-10 years of experience.

CL Points: 24


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