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The upkeep of 40 Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemasters takes a highly trained team of maintenance professionals to identify and repair problems. This responsibility falls under the 437th Maintenance Flight. The flight has four different work centers which make up home station check and consists of crew chiefs, jet engine mechanics, repair and reclamation and wheel and tire team members
191120-F-MK831-026.JPG Photo By: James Bowman

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON - From left to right, Senior Airman Michael Hrizo, 315th Maintenance Flight, Airman 1st Class Craig Milos, 437th Maintenance Flight and Staff Sgt. Jimmy Scardo, 315th, Maintenance Flight look at technical order for a nacelles access pylon panel Nov. 20, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The panel is used to protect the engine and make the C-17 more aerodynamic. Every 180 days, Home Station Check team members complete 750 inspections on critical items and performs airframe and flight control lubrications. On average the HSC process takes 96 hours per aircraft. Hrizo, Milos and Scardo are crew chiefs for their flights.


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