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Airman 1st Class Conner Scott, an aircrew flight equipment journeyman with the 3rd Operations Support Squadron, ensures a personal locator beacon is operable at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 5, 2018. A PLB will send out an emergency distress signal alerting nearby search and rescue when activated. AFE Airmen maintain pilot safety
For every pilot in the air, there are Airmen on the ground ensuring their equipment is well-maintained and operable.
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Staff Sgt. Tyler Derr, a 732nd Air Mobility Squadron avionics specialist, deices a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., on the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2015. There is always a person in the truck, one in the deicer and one on the ground to make sure the aircraft is deiced all around. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher R. Morales) Aircraft with cold shoulder
While the roads and parking lots on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, have snow plows clearing the way, global ground-support aircraft deicers clear aircraft for the skies.
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