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A team of four U.S. Airmen, overseen by their instructor, work together to remove the accessory drive gearbox from an F-16CM Fighting Falcon engine during training at the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 202 F-16 Field Training Detachment (FTD) at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 25, 2017. The FTD is responsible for training not only active duty maintenance Airmen, but also Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen, and those preparing for a permanent change of station to the Pacific Air Forces area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker) Building basics: FTD forms maintenance professionals
Armed with wrenches, protective gear and iPads stocked with technical orders and schematics, these Air Force maintenance professionals are ready to go back to school. The school isn’t a normal college or university; these Airmen are attending the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 202 F-16 Field Training Detachment, a geographically separated unit from Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
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Senior Airman Melissa Jones, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Group  aerospace ground equipment journeyman, monitors gauges on an A/M32A-60A generator, commonly referred to as a Dash 60, during an inspection at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, Feb. 27, 2017. The AGE Airmen maintain the ground equipment needed to service transient aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)(Released) Sheppard-trained AGE Airmen support Polish mission
When people think of generating, executing and sustaining combat airpower, ground equipment is not usually the first thing to come to mind. However, the Airmen assigned to the aerospace ground equipment shop at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group ensure mission success every day by providing the aircrew and maintainers everything needed while on the ground to ensure they take off again without delay.
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