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Tech. Sgt. Samuel Hays, 437th Operations Support Squadron aircrew operations noncommissioned officer in charge.
Senior Airman Ian Roush, 437th Maintenance Squadron, Fabrication Flight corrosion control and structural repair, pre-masks a C-17 engine prior to sanding the Aircraft Oct. 15, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Pre-masking is the first step prior to painting the aircraft. Approximately 12 aircraft go through the corrosion control process annually and it takes approximately two weeks complete each C-17.
Members of the 437th Maintenance Squadron, Fabrication Flight corrosion control and structural repair sand a C-17 during routine maintenance Oct.17, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Sanding is one of the steps that needs to be completed while at the CCR. Approximately 12 aircraft go through the corrosion control process annually and it takes approximately two weeks complete each C-17.
Senior Airman David Keys, 437th Maintenance Squadron, Fabrication Flight metals technology, turns on the computer numerical control machine Oct. 25, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The CNC drills, bores and lathes C-17 parts. The fabrication flight completes approximately 5,900 C-17 repairs annually.
Amber Wedding, 437th Non Destructive Inspection test lead, checks a cracked chrome panel from a C-17 with a penetrant inspection system Nov. 1, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The penetrant inspection systems is designed for testing parts for defects or inconsistencies.
Tech. Sgt. Timothy Schwenning, 437th Maintenance Squadron, Fabrication Flight Non Destructive Inspection NCO in charge, checks the disbonds and delamination on the Nose Radome on a C-17 Nov.1, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. During the bond test, the inner and outer radome is inspected to ensure the adhesive bonds two or more material components together.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Slade Muraira, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Support shift leader, inspects a newly acquired auto-crib machine that was purchased for the squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Nov. 8, 2019. The new auto-mated tool crib will be able to hold the same amount of tools and maintenance parts and only take up half the space. The Airmen and NCOs of the support tool room went through a yearlong process of requesting and justifying the purchase of an automated tool crib to not only improve the quality of life for their Airmen in the shop, but also to increase their shop’s positive impact on the Joint Base Charleston flightline. The tool crib will save over 1000 man hours in labor by automatically keeping accountability of any of the tools and parts that are checked out as well as assisting in keeping a constant inventory on items in stock. The machine will also notify members when new parts should be ordered based on the supply and demand tempo of each individual part.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Slade Muraira, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron shift leader, shows his shop members how to check out tools using their new automated tool crib at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Nov. 8, 2019. The Airmen and NCOs of the support tool room went through a yearlong process of requesting and justifying the purchase of an automated tool crib to not only improve the quality of life for their Airmen in the shop, but also to increase their work center’s positive impact on the JB Charleston flightline. The tool crib will save over 1000 man hours in labor by automatically keeping accountability of any of the tools and parts that are checked out as well as assisting in keeping a constant inventory on items in stock. The machine will also notify members when new parts should be ordered based on the supply and demand tempo of each individual part.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Slade Muraira, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron shift leader, stands with the older tool boxes and containers that previously held the Tool Room’s extensive inventory of parts at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Nov. 8, 2019. The new auto-mated tool crib will be able to hold the same amount of tools and maintenance parts and only take up half the space. The Airmen and NCOs of the support tool room went through a yearlong process of requesting and justifying the purchase of an automated tool crib to not only improve the quality of life for their Airmen in the shop, but also to increase their shop’s positive impact on the Joint Base Charleston flightline. The tool crib will save over 1000 man hours in labor by automatically keeping accountability of any of the tools and parts that are checked out as well as assisting in keeping a constant inventory on items in stock. The machine will also notify members when new parts should be ordered based on the supply and demand tempo of each individual part.
Staff Sgt. Bernhard De Vera, 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 5 instructor, explains the training maintainers go through to Charleston educators at Joint Base Charleston Nov. 7, 2019, as part of a continuing effort to strengthen collaboration between leaders from the base and local community.
Shanda Johnson, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic S.T.E.M. outreach program director, takes a picture of educators with training equipment at Joint Base Charleston Nov. 7, 2019, as part of a continuing effort to strengthen collaboration between leaders from the base and local community.
Instructors with the 373rd training detachment show guests a simulation of C-17 Globemaster III landing gear used for training at Joint Base Charleston Nov. 7, 2019, as part of a continuing effort to strengthen collaboration between leaders from the base and local community.
Col. Terrence Adams, 628th Air Base Wing commander, welcomes educational influencers to Joint Base Charleston Nov. 7, 2019, as part of a continuing effort to strengthen collaboration between leaders from the base and local community.
Teresa Middleton, principal of Miracle Academy, talks to Air Force recruiters at Joint Base Charleston Nov. 7, 2019, as part of a continuing effort to strengthen collaboration between leaders from the base and local community.
Airmen assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron break down tents that were used for Palmetto Challenge in preparation for the redeployment order at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Nov. 4, 2019. The goal of the exercise was to develop and maintain full-spectrum readiness and ensure JB Charleston’s Airmen were ready for rapid mobilization and able to support Air Mobility Command and DOD priorities. Both active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing came together to train in operating in an austere environment. More than 140 Airmen took part in the global mobilization readiness exercise at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and Pope Army Airfield, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)
U.S. Air Force Col. Bobby DeGregorio, 315th Airlift Wing Mission Support Group and Palmetto Challenge exercise commander joins in a celebratory moment with his Airmen after the redeployment orders are announced at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Nov. 4, 2019. The goal of the exercise was to develop and maintain full-spectrum readiness and ensure JB Charleston’s Airmen were ready for rapid mobilization and able to support Air Mobility Command and DOD priorities. Both active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing came together to train in operating in an austere environment. More than 140 Airmen took part in the global mobilization readiness exercise at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and Pope Army Airfield, S.C.
Defenders assigned to the 628th Security Forces Squadron receive their morning briefing during exercise Palmetto Challenge at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Nov. 3, 2019. The goal of the exercise was to develop and maintain full-spectrum readiness and ensure JB Charleston’s Airmen were ready for rapid mobilization and able to support Air Mobility Command and DOD priorities. Both active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing came together to train in operating in an austere environment. More than 140 Airmen took part in the global mobilization readiness exercise at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and Pope Army Airfield, S.C.
Emergency Operations Center Airmen meet in their backup location after a power outage at Palmetto Challenge at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Nov. 3, 2019. The goal of the exercise was to develop and maintain full-spectrum readiness and ensure JB Charleston’s Airmen were ready for rapid mobilization and able to support Air Mobility Command and DOD priorities. Both active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing came together to train in operating in an austere environment. More than 140 Airmen took part in the global mobilization readiness exercise at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and Pope Army Airfield, S.C.
Airmen don Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear while on a bus headed for lunch after a simulated chemical attack is announced during Palmetto Challenge at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Nov. 4, 2019. The goal of the exercise was to develop and maintain full-spectrum readiness and ensure JB Charleston’s Airmen were ready for rapid mobilization and able to support Air Mobility Command and DOD priorities. Both active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing came together to train in operating in an austere environment. More than 140 Airmen took part in the global mobilization readiness exercise at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and Pope Army Airfield, S.C.
Airmen evacuate the Emergency Operations Center after a simulated chemical attack during Palmetto Challenge at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Nov. 3, 2019. The goal of the exercise was to develop and maintain full-spectrum readiness and ensure JB Charleston’s Airmen were ready for rapid mobilization and able to support Air Mobility Command and DOD priorities. Both active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing came together to train in operating in an austere environment. More than 140 Airmen took part in the global mobilization readiness exercise at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and Pope Army Airfield, S.C.