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Air Force Vehicle Management Timeline

Management
Equipment
Program (MEP)
established
(1947-1976)

USAF
becomes
separate
service

1947

1948

Korean War
1950-1953

1949

1950

Motor Vehicle
Squadrons
become
Transportation
Squadrons

AF transitions from
MOS to AFSC

1951

1952

1953

1954

1955

1956

VM tech school
relocates from Lowry
AFB, Co to F.E. Warren
AFB, WY

VM manages base
service station. Note:
It's unclear when this
began, but AFM 66-12
assigned VM this
responsibility in '57.

1957

1958

1959

VM tech school
relocates from F.E.
Warren AFB, WY to
Chanute AFB, IL

Vietnam War
1965-1975

VM automates with
introduction of IBM
keypunch machines

CMSgt & SMSgt


created

1960

1961

1962

Base supply
establishes SBSS;
automates parts
ordering

1963

1964

1965

USAF establishes RED HORSE


squadrons; includes VM
mechanics

1966

AF introduces
USAF Serv-O-Plate
AF Form 1252

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Need for VIMS
discussed at
Andrews AFB
workshop

1967

1968

VM AFSC shred-outs
introduced

1969

1970

Warner Robins Air Materiel


Area (WRAMA) changes
name to Warner Robins Air
Logistics Center (WRALC)

VM transitions from
AFM 66-12 to
AFM 77-310 Vol II

1971

1972

1973

VIMS implemented
Air Force-wide

1977

1978

1979

VM AFSCs
opened to
women

1980

1975

OLVIMS prototype
tested; combines REMS
and VIMS into a single
base-level vehicle
management system

1981

1976

Federal Stock Numbers


(FSN) change to National
Stock Numbers (NSN)

Last active duty


warrant officer,
CWO4 James H. Long,
retires from the
438th Trans Sq.

MEP rebranded as
MEEP; continued
original charter
(1977-2003)

1974

1982

1983

OLVIMS Increment 1
fielded

1984

1985

1986

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World-Wide
Keypunch
Replacement
Program (WKRP)

1987

Air Force reorganizes SAC disestablished;


TAC retitled ACC; MAC
becomes AMC; AFSC
and AFLC merge to
form AFMC, etc.

Gulf War
1990-1991

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

End of
Cold War

VM tech school
merges with Navy
and relocates to
Port Hueneme, CA

1997

AF converts GP
fleet to GSA
lease

1999

2000

VM tech orders
consolidate to TO
36-1-191

2001

1993

War in Iraq
2003-2011

2002

Transportation &
Supply Squadrons
merge; become
Logistics Readiness
Squadron

1994

1995

1996

VM transitions from
AFM 77-310 Vol II to
AFI 24-302

AF moves to
standardized
license plate

US attacked - 9/11
War in Afghanistan
2001-

1998

Chanute AFB Closes.


VM tech school
relocates to Lackland
AFB, TX; AFSCs change
from 47XXX to 2TXXX

2003

Fleet Mgmt aligns


under VM
(2T1X1 to 2T3X7)

MEEP rebranded as AF
Element, Vehicle and
Equipment Management
Support Office (VEMSO);
Special & General Purpose
AFSCs merge

2004

2005

Refueling Mx (2T3)
specialized tasks transferred
to Fuels (2F0); 2T3s maintain
chassis-related functions

2006

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VM transitions
from AFI 24-302
to AFI 23-302 Supply

2007

2008

2009

2010

2018

2011

2012

VEMSO centralizes
100% of MAJCOM
vehicle management
role

AFSC 2T3X5
(Allied Trades)
eliminated and
converted to
2T3X1

2017

VM reverts from AFI 23-302


to AFI 24-302 Transportation

DoD Implements
Joint Base initiative

2019

2020

2021

2022

OLVIMS
terminated
April 26, 2016
Replaced by DPAS

VEMSO
reorganizes as
441st Vehicle
Support Chain
Operations
Squadron (VSCOS)

2013

Refueling Mx
migrates back to
Vehicle Mx

2023

2014

2015

2016

AFSC 2T3XX title changes to Mission


Generation Vehicular Equipment Mx
and Vehicle Mgmt & Analysis to
Fleet Mgmt & Analysis

2024

2025

2026