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  • January's Unit Spotlight: Aircrew Flight Equipment

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- This month’s Unit Spotlight is the Aircrew Flight Equipment, a section of the 117th Operations Group!The Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) has several different responsibilities according to Master Sgt. Tavares Lucky, the 117th Aircrew Flight Equipment Flight Chief. “Our primary

  • 173rd FW completes week of night flying

    The 173rd Fighter Wing finished a week of night flights at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., Thursday, July 16, 2020. These flights are a part of the training syllabus that all incoming students must complete, making night flights a regular occurrence in the Klamath Basin. In order to graduate,

  • Aircrew Flight Equipment shop provides pilots with life-saving equipment

    U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Kenny Shearer, the 173rd Aircrew Flight Equipment superintendent, says he would prefer his career stay out of the spotlight.“It’s a thankless job, and I would prefer it stay thankless,” he says. “I would prefer it to be something that never gets used.”