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Default Air Force Logo Air Force directs one-day operational safety review
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018.
0 5/08
2018
Team Misawa supports Wisconsin guardsmen, executes mission Misawa supports Wisconsin ANG deployment in South Korea
Badgers aren’t normally considered flying animals, but when you give them some tools, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine and a cool facility, they are more than capable to provide fully-functional jet engines that power highly-maneuverable aircraft.
0 10/31
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Beau Blackburn, a dedicated crew chief with the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, poses for a photograph next to an F-16 Fighting Falcon canopy at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 16, 2016. When a crew chief is assigned to an aircraft, their name is symbolically posted to the side of the bubble canopy. This tradition signifies the responsibility each crew chief has to keep their aircraft in perfect working order, ensuring its reliability. Blackburn hails from Iona, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter) Maintenance Airman powers Misawa SEAD mission
During an early afternoon, a soft warm breeze skirted across a flightline empty of the roar of F-16 Fighting Falcons preparing for another flight. In its place, tools clanking against metal echoed in the depths of a hangar. A crew chief worked diligently solving the most recent maintenance challenge placed in his path.
0 6/29
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Arrec Chetwood tightens a screw on the wing of an A-10C Thunderbolt II after the aircraft conducted a mission in the vicinity of Scarborough Shoal providing transparent air and maritime situational awareness April 21, 2016, at Clark Air Base, Philippines. Chetwood, who is deployed from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, is part of the first iteration of U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent, which was stood up at the invitation of the Philippine government in order to build upon the relationship with Philippine counterparts, and lay the foundation for joint air patrols to complement ongoing joint maritime patrols. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Susan Harrington) PACAF maintainers keep A-10 airborne
The U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent here requires its A-10C Thunderbolt IIs to be prepared for any situation, and maintenance personnel play a critical role in adapting to a new environment and launching aircraft at a nearly perfect rate. “Every day our Airmen are out here are getting these aircraft 100 percent mission ready making sure they
0 4/22
2016
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