FEATURES

  • Cramped spaces and fuel vapors: MacDill “Tank Divers”

    Tucked away behind U.S. Central Command and MacDill Air Force Base, Florida’s traditional hangars lies a hangar originally built to house fighter jets. On a given day, peeking out of that hangar will sit a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft seemingly out of place in the considerably smaller maintenance

  • Faces of the Defender: Crew Chiefs

    Taking a risk and straying from a career comfort zone isn’t easy for some. The Air National Guard allows Airmen to be a part of new and unique career opportunities, and that’s just what this Airman did. Air Force Airman 1st Class Heidy M. Murcia-Alvares, a crew chief assigned to the 182nd Aircraft

  • Finding potential mishaps before they happen: NDI Airmen

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — A nondestructive inspection Airman searches for cracks capable of taking down an aircraft by analyzing the suspect piece with eyes specially trained for the job.Airmen from the 19th Maintenance Squadron NDI shop perform aircraft integrity checks, at set intervals

  • Sheet Metal and Corrosion Shop repairs JBC aircraft

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster IIIs travel around the world transporting cargo, people, munitions and humanitarian supplies. When they return, maintenance is required.The 437th Maintenance Squadron Sheet Metal and Corrosion Shop is responsible for