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”

Day on the Job: EOD techs

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/30/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Explosive ordnance disposal technicians deployed to Afghanistan perform counter-improvised explosive device operations in harsh conditions daily. Equipment and supplies are an essential element to this mission and without the modular supply depot here at the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron’s EOD flight, safe,Continue reading “Day on the Job: EOD techs”

Oldest jet in AF operated, maintained by youngest crews

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/23/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — For more than 50 years Airmen have flown the KC-135 Stratotanker to more places and supported more missions than most people experience in three, even four, life times. One such refueler, “57-1419,” recently visited the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing en route to supportContinue reading “Oldest jet in AF operated, maintained by youngest crews”

Maintenance chaplain makes big impact

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/23/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — With the blinding sun baking down on the hot tarmac, maintenance crews strive to keep aircraft strategically poised to support troops on the ground in the area of operations. The work isn’t easy, the days are long and nerves can be frayed. ThatContinue reading “Maintenance chaplain makes big impact”

Day on the Job: Vehicle Operations

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/15/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — A vehicle operator from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing returns home and as he makes his way to the gym, he notices several Airmen at the bus stop waiting for their ride to work. He feels a sense of pride, for it isContinue reading “Day on the Job: Vehicle Operations”