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361 aerospace propulsion

Airman 1st Class Edward Korona, 361st Training Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice course student, tightens bolts on a turbine at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 2, 2018. The turbine transfers the torque to the front of the engine powering the propeller. Korona is in the ninth and final block of instruction and is scheduled to graduate Feb. 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Airman 1st Class Lucas Buzby, 361st Training Squadron metals technology student, grinds a piece of metal in preparation for welding at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 7. 2018. Pieces of metal are ground down and smoothed before welding to assist in the bonding process of the two materials. Buzby is in block seven of seven of the metal technology apprentice course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

363 TRS Armament

Airman 1st Class Thomas Stratton, 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course student, tightens a bolt securing a GBU-12 Paveway II to an A-10 Thunderbolt at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 14, 2018. The Paveway II is a laser-guided bomb that is able to travel along a nonballistic trajectory to strike a target. Stratton is in block 13 of 13 and is scheduled to graduate Feb. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

361 Metal Tech

Airman 1st Class Matthew Mathis, 361st Training Squadron metals technology apprentice course student, performs a vertical uphill aluminum tungsten inert gas welding at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 7. 2018. Mathis is in the seventh and final block of the metal technician apprentice course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Airman 1st Class Devlin Hamsher and Airman Brandon Hetlinger, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course students, inspect the aerial refuel receptacle on an F-16 Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 7, 2018. Checking the refuel receptacle is part of the pre- and post-flight inspection. Hamsher and Hetlinger are in block nine of nine and are scheduled to graduate Feb. 22. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

363 TRS Armament

Tech Sgt. Miguel Garza, 363rd Training Squadron armament instructor, assists Airman 1st Class Thomas Stratton tie down a GBU-12 Paveway II munition to an MJ-1 bomb loader at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 14, 2018. Airmen in the course learn how to drive the MJ-1, life munitions to an aircraft and attach them. Garza’s class is in block 13 of 13 and is scheduled to graduate Feb. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

362 TRS crew chief

Airman 1st Class Susana Holika, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, inspects the power takeoff shaft at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 7, 2018. Holika is in block six of nine and scheduled to graduate April 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

362 TRS Armament

Airman 1st Class Susana Holika, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, installs the power takeoff shaft on an F-16 Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 7, 2018. Holika is in block six of nine and is scheduled to graduate April 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

363 TRS Armament

Tech. Sgt. Miguel Garza, 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, directs Airman Stephanie Alvarez on where to position the MJ-1 bomb loader to unload the GUB-12 Paveway II at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 14, 2018. The MJ-1 is a valuable piece of equipment for armament Airmen because of it's capability to lift heavy munitions and attach them to aircraft. Garza’s class is in block 13 of 13 and is scheduled to graduate Feb. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

362 TRS Armament
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Airman Alejandra Amaro, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, inspects a mag chip detector for an F-16 Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 7, 2018. The mag chip detector checks for metal particles in the oil system. Amaro is in block six of nine and is scheduled to graduate March 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Airman Robert Smith, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, ties down an F-16 Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 2, 2018. Crew chief students are taught to tie down aircraft in the event of high winds. Smith is in block five of nine and is scheduled to graduate April 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Tech Sgt. Miguel Garza, 363rd Training Squadron armament instructor, shows Airman 1st Class Thomas Stratton and Airman Arnold Jeffrey Osburn the proper location to upload a GBU-12 Paveway II on an A-10 Thunderbolt at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 14, 2018. The Paveway II is a laser-guided bomb that can fly along a nonballistic trajectory to strike its target. Garza’s class is in block 13 of 13 and is scheduled to graduate Feb. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Staff Sgt. Billy Lathrop, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course instructor, shows Airman 1st Class Derek Nelson how to inflate the boom stowage shock absorber at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 6, 2018. The absorber lessens the impact of the boom fly of an aerial refuelers such as the KC-10 Extender and KC-135 Stratotanker. Nelson is in block six of six and scheduled to graduate Feb. 16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Tech. Sgt. Miguel Garza, 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, shows Airman 1st Class Richard Pember how to make sure a GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb is properly aligned before unloading it with a MJ-1 bomb loader at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 14, 2018. Garza’s class is in block 13 of 13 and is scheduled to graduate Feb. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Airman Eduardo Pacheco, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, installs a pressure filter bowl on an F-16 Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 7. 2018. The pressure filter bowl filters hydraulic fluid before it passes the aircraft. Pacheco is in block five of nine and is scheduled to graduate April 5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)