QA: 379th EMXG commander’s “eyes and ears”

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 7/18/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Aircraft maintenance requires a high level of proficiency and job knowledge to fulfill mission requirements prepared by combatant and coalition commanders. These skills are monitored and inspected regularly by some of the career field’s most knowledgeable maintainers found in the 379th Expeditionary MaintenanceContinue reading “QA: 379th EMXG commander’s “eyes and ears””

Flight safety informs pilots, maintainers of potential flying hazards

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/27/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Cruising at nearly 30,000 feet and traveling at speeds topping more than 500 mph with supplies intended for the joint-war fighter, a C-17 Globemaster III crew encounters another aircraft directly in their flight path. Events like this are easily avoided through proper planning,Continue reading “Flight safety informs pilots, maintainers of potential flying hazards”

Ground: Putting the “S” in safety

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/20/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — “Mission first, safety always,” said Master Sgt. Michael Asdel as he explained the meaning of the phrase coined by wing safety professionals Air Force-wide. “In the same way, I am an Airman first and a safety professional always,” he said. “Safety is everyone’sContinue reading “Ground: Putting the “S” in safety”

Dirty Jobs: Water, fuel systems maintenance

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/19/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Water and fuel systems maintenance Airmen from the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron worked to replace one of the largest sewage lift station pumps here June 18. “These pumps tend to get clogged with rags, sanitary napkins, etc.,” said Staff Sgt. Daniel Schrader,Continue reading “Dirty Jobs: Water, fuel systems maintenance”