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  • Ensuring F-15 readiness with the practice of cannibalization

    KINGSLEY FIELD, OR -- In the heart of Kingsley Field’s Maintenance Group a crucial role is being played by a single individual, Staff Sgt. Boua Her of the 550th Fighter Squadron, whose efforts ensure the continued readiness of the F-15 Eagle fleet.  Recently appointed as the 173rd Maintenance Group

  • Alaska Guard Maintenance Airmen Train on Security Tactics

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Airmen with the 168th Wing refined tactics for possible future conflicts during a shoot, move and communicate course at Eielson Air Force Base March 11-15. The 168th Maintenance Group Airmen were trained as multi-capable Airmen with the 168th Security Forces Squadron

  • Captain America of the 157th Air Refueling Wing

    PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. -- Work ethic and attitude have earned one Airman in the New Hampshire Air National Guard the reputation of Captain America.Staff Sgt. Jared Hakala, a maintenance operations controller and KC-46 crew chief with the 157th Maintenance Group, shines both on and off

  • Making It All Work: Air Force maintainer retires after 42 years of service

    MARTIN STATE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, MD -- An electronic warfare systems specialist hoists herself onto a jammer alongside the flightline at Al Udeid Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar. As a Rockwell B-1 Lancer takes off, she feels the roar of the engines in her chest as she swells with a sense of

  • Community and Guardsmen build aviation and defense workforce

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- The 189th Maintenance Group in partnership with the Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Alliance conducted the annual Arkansas Aerospace Alliance Business and Industry Day on Jan. 5, 2022, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The exposition was held at the 189th Airlift

  • Attacking Maintenance in the Maryland Air National Guard

    Warfield Air National Guard Base, Md. -- In the A-10 community, the word “attack” is an all-encompassing term that can mean everything from “yes” to “go forth and conquer.”  It captures the warrior spirit, a can-do attitude that views any problem as solvable, and the Air Force core value of

  • Kingsley Maintainers Stretch to Prove Flexibility During Eglin TDY

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- It takes a lot more than just a single pilot to get one of the 173rd Fighter Wing’s F-15 Eagles in the air. Behind the scenes, an entire team of people from diverse backgrounds work together to accomplish the mission of getting one man in the air.U.S. Air Force Major

  • JSTARS maintainers design tool saving Air Force estimated $500k yearly

    Eight Airmen from Team JSTARS at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently designed an innovative tool estimated to save the Air Force nearly $500k a year in cowling repairs for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft. The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response