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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-MK831-036.JPG Photo By: James Bowman

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON - Senior Airman Charles Laird, 437th Maintenance Flight crew chief, installs a lower trailing edge panel on the wing of a C-17 Nov. 20, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The panel protects the aileron and flaps during flight, it was removed to lubricate flight controls such as the ailerons and flaps and inspect other items.


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