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Fuel pumps restart after upgrades at one station, other stations await turn

By Staff Sgt. Vincent Borden | 37th Training Wing Public Affairs | Jan. 19, 2007

Lackland Air Force Base, Texas — Lackland Air Force Base military members surprised by the inability to get fuel for their vehicles last week at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service 24-hour shoppette now can resume fueling their vehicles there.

The 10 dispensers located at the 24-hour shoppette were down from Jan. 10 through Jan. 13 as part of an effort to update the capabilities of the older dispensing models.

"What we hope to accomplish with the upgrade is a higher uptime without pump malfunction," said Joe Fischer, manager of the AAFES troop store on the training side of Lackland AFB. "Also, some of the (display screens) were becoming illegible, so the upgrade makes it easier for customers to see what they're getting."

Another project to update the troop store's six dispensers is scheduled for Feb. 5, and is expected to last no longer than 10 days from start to finish.

Additionally, BrooksCity-Base has tentative plans to update their dispenser models in the near future, although there is no firm date for the update to begin.