Deployed maintainers return damaged aircraft to combat operations

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 9/25/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — The ability to quickly return battle damaged weapon systems to combat has been a critical and sometimes decisive factor in successful military campaigns. The side that can rapidly reconstitute its forces to an operationally effective state after anContinue reading “Deployed maintainers return damaged aircraft to combat operations”

Nondestructive inspection: Finding the cracks

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 8/14/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — While playing football during physical training, an Airman hurts his arm. Thinking nothing of it, he brushes it off and continues playing. Though after weeks of excruciating pain and a visit to the medical group’s radiology section, an x-rayContinue reading “Nondestructive inspection: Finding the cracks”