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Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

Airman Matt Shaul, a 362nd Training Squadron C-130 crew chief apprentice, participates in a mock test run by instructor Staff Sgt. Eric Mingus at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas March 9, 2018. Using a fire and overheat system for a C-130, Mingus simulates potential fires that could happen around and inside the ship. Shaul has to then decide which handle to pull to release exstinguishing agents in a specific area to neutralize the fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airmen 1st Class Jacob Foerter and Zachary Lopez, 362nd Training Squadron C-135 crew chief apprentice course students, attach a hydraulic line to the carbon brake assembly at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas March 9, 2018. This process is required every time the brake assembly is taken off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

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Airman 1st Class Zachary Lopez, 362nd Training Squadron C-135 crew chief apprentice course student, installs the main landing gear number four tire and wheel assembly onto its axel March 9, 2018 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Tires wear and tear depending on the location of the runway and the amount of use. Lopez and his classmates are on block five of six and are scheduled to graduate March 29.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

Staff Sgt. Eric Mingus, a 362nd Training Squadron C-130 crew chief instructor, tests Airman 1st Class Charles Earles, a C-130 crew chief apprentice, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas March 9, 2018. Mingus held a mock test for his students using a C-130 fire and overheat system simulator, which simulates fires or technical malfunctions, which the apprentices might face in the active Air Force. Earles then had to identify and perform the correct procedures to fix any problems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

Airman 1st Class Noah Keys, a 363rd Training Squadron aircraft armament student, inspects a disconnected A-10 Thunderbolt II ammunition drum at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 9, 2018. These drums can hold more than 1,000 rounds of armor-piercing rounds to uranium depleted API rounds. Keys and his classmates learn how these systems work for about a week and, by the end of Block 9, be able to dissassemble and reassemble the drum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

Airman 1st Class Noah Keys, a 363rd Training Squadron aircraft armament student, loads a round into a disconnected A-10 Thunderbolt II ammunition drum at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 9, 2018. Keys and his classmates, who are in block 9, learn the basics and mechanics of the A-10s armaments and ultimately learn how to disassemble and reassemble these drums. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Students from a 362nd Training Squadron C-135 crew chief apprentice course class torque down attachment bolts for the main landing gear brake assembly to 1,800 inch/pounds. This process is required every time the brake assembly is removed. These students are on block five of six and are scheduled to graduate on March 29, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

A-10 Thunderbolt II avionics technician trainees from the 365th Training Squadron gather around their instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 9, 2018. Once the trainees learn the A-10's systems and how it works mechanically, the trainees learn about the portable automated test set. The PATS will allow the trainees to test the functions of the aircraft for malfunctions or other problems without going into the cockpit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Students from a 362nd Training Squadron C-135 crew chief apprentice course class torque down attachment bolts for the main landing gear brake assembly to 1,800 inch/pounds. This process is required every time the brake assembly is removed. These students are on block five of six and are scheduled to graduate on March 29, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

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Airmen 1st Class Jacob Foerter and Zachary Lopez, 362nd Training Squadron C-135 crew chief apprentice course students, attach a hydraulic line to the carbon brake assembly at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas March 9, 2018. This process is required every time the brake assembly is taken off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Robert L. McIlrath)

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