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Airman Matthew Polk, left, and Airman James Coon, 363rd Training Squadron armament weapon system apprentice course students, work on a ruggedized aircraft maintenance test set at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 1, 2018. As the MQ-9A Reaper drone's system is controlled remotely, Coon and Polk must use the RAMTS to test the systems instead of being in the flight deck of a regular aircraft and testing the controls there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training

Senior Airman Anthony Smith, 364th Training Squadron fuel apprentice course student, carries a hose at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 30, 2018. Smith is learning how to refuel and defuel a C-130 Hercules trainer. The C-130 has been stripped of its engine and was outfitted with a fuel tank that can hold up to 1,500 gallons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training

Senior Airman Anthony Smith, 364th Training Squadron fuel apprentice course student, checks pressure gauges at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 30, 2018. Smith is learning how to refuel and de-fuel a C-130 Hercules. During his class he learned the appropriate distance on to park the fuel truck, how to connect the fuel hose and how to control the pressure and amount of fuel he will put into the C-130. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training

From left, Airman Benjamin Garcia and Airman Carmelie Bais, 363rd Training Suqadron armament weapons apprentice course students, and their instructor Tech. Sgt. Rattanak Nhok do a functional check on an A-10 Thunderbolt II's GAU-8 Avenger Cannon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 11, 2018. Bais and Garcia are checking the electrical systems while their Airmen in the flight deck tests the pilot's controls. The equipment they are using will show if the controls are functioning properly and if not, they will have to correct the issue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training

Senior Airman Erin Johnston, in the flight deck, and Airman Courtney Sonnentag, 363rd Training Squadron armament weapons apprentice course students, perform a function check on the A-10 Thunderbolt II's GAU-8 Avenger Cannon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 1, 2018. Johnston is playing the role as pilot as she tests the controls to see if they perform correctly. Her wingmen on the ground will check the electrical systems and if they do not connect correctly they will have to fix the issue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training

Senior Airman Erin Johnston, in the flight deck, and Airman Courtney Sonnentag, 363rd Training Squadron armament weapons apprentice course students, perform a function check on the A-10 Thunderbolt II's GAU-8 Avenger Cannon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 1, 2018. Johnston is playing the role as pilot as she tests the controls to see if they perform correctly. Her wingmen on the ground will check the electrical systems and if they do not connect correctly they will have to fix the issue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training

362nd Training Squadron F-16 crew chief apprentice course students end their duty day at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 30, 2018. The Airmen just finished torquing the forward attach fitting on the wing, which secures the wing tank and its contents of over 3,000 pounds of gas for the jet. The Airmen are now putting away their tools after a job well done. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training

Airman Denver Bobbitt, 362nd Training Squadron C-130 crew chief apprentice course student, services a C-130 Hercules at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 1, 2018. Bobbitt is learning how to service the C-130's liquid oxygen, which provides the pilots and the aircrew oxygen while at high altitudes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training

A 362nd Training Squadron C-130 apprentice course instructor, orange gloves, shows his students how to service a C-130 Herclues' liquid oxygen at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 1, 2018. These students just recieved a lecture and a test on this subject and are now putting what they learned to practice. The students are currently on block nine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen technical training
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An Air Force Reserve Airman from Arizona transfer the wing of an MQ-9A Reaper at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 1, 2018. This MQ-9A is going to replace the 365th Training Squadron avionics apprentice course's own as their old one will be taken to have its systems upgraded. Drones, unlike traditional aircraft, are continually getting modded and upgraded to the latest editions. To keep Airmen training on the most up to date system, teams will take the outdated drones and replace them with ones with the correct editions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Air Force Reserve Airmen from Arizona transfer the wing of an MQ-9A Reaper at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 1, 2018. This MQ-9A is going to replace the 365th Training Squadron avionics apprentice course's own as their old one will be taken to have its systems upgraded. Drones, unlike traditional aircraft, are continually getting modded and upgraded to the latest editions. To keep Airmen training on the most up to date system, teams will take the outdated drones and replace them with ones with the correct editions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Air Force Reserve Airmen from Arizona transfer the wing of an MQ-9A Reaper at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 1, 2018. This MQ-9A is going to replace the 365th Training Squadron avionics apprentice course's own as their old one will be taken to have its systems upgraded. Drones, unlike traditional aircraft, are continually getting modded and upgraded to the latest editions. To keep Airmen training on the most up to date system, teams will take the outdated drones and replace them with ones with the correct editions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Sheppard stays busy. Fueling, servicing liquid oxygen, functional checks, transferring MQ-9A Reaper drones...give these Airmen a break or better yet your support and see why these Airmen will become the ones who drive the world's greatest Air Force to greater heights.