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F-15 crew chief training

362nd Training Squadron F-15 crew chief apprentice course students pose for a picture on top of an F-15C trainer jet at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 12, 2019. In 2010 Sheppard received a total of 13 F-15C and F-15D trainers to replace the older F-15A and F-15B trainers. Models C and D are the ones currently used in the operational Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

F-15 crew chief training

362nd Training Squadron F-15 crew chief apprentice course students work and talk on top of an F-15C trainer jet at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 12, 2019. The F-15 maintenance course covers five blocks of instruction over fighter aircraft fundamentals, egress, airframe, weapons, electrical, avionics, utility systems, hydraulics, landing gear, flight controls, engines, engine starting systems, and inspections over a span of 69 academic days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airman 1st Class Jannae Mirran, 361st Training Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice course student, studies material learned in block five at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 14, 2019. Block three consisted of the basic functions of tools as well as electrical theory. Mirran, an Iraq native, said she joined the Air Force to be a part of this career field, give back to America and see the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

F-15 crew chief training

Royal Saudi air force Staff Sgt. Khalid Alhawsawi, 362nd Training Squadron F-15 crew chief apprentice course student, removes and installs the nose landing gear tire at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 12, 2019. Tires are usually changed every other month, but unexpected complications (i.e. bad runways, punctured during the mission, etc.) would cause the crew chiefs to change them sooner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airman Callie Mock, 361st Training Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice course student, cleans her work station at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 14, 2019. Mock, an Illinois native, said she had just completed connecting cylinders using the tools after learning their basic function and use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard)

F-15 crew chief training

From left, Royal Saudi air force Staff Sgt. Khalid Alhawsawi, Airman Juan Posner and RSAF Staff Sgt. Faisil Al-bgme, 362nd Training Squadron F-15 crew chief apprentice course students, remove the nose landing gear tire of an F-15 Eagle trainer aircraft at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 12, 2019. Typically tires are changed out every few month due to wear and tear. Runways in some locations may cause the tire to wear down quicker than others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airman 1st Class Christian Fischer, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, performs an inspection on an F-16 under the supervision of his instructor, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Evans. Fischer is an ace award winner for the course, meaning he scored 100 percent on every progress check and block test. Evans said an ace award is an extremely rare occurrence for the 362nd Training Squadron and a noteworthy accomplishment for Fischer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

F-15 crew chief training

From left, Royal Saudi air force Staff Sgt. Khalid Alhawsawi, Airman Juan Posner, RSAF Staff Sgt. Faisil Al-bgme and Ariman Devin Gustad, 362nd Training Squadron F-15 crew chief apprentice course students, remove a tre from the nose landing gear off an F-15 Eagle trainer aircraft at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 12, 2019. Besides replacing tires the F-15 maintenance course covers five blocks of instruction which includes fighter aircraft fundamentals, egress, airframe, weapons, electrical, avionics, utility systems, hydraulics, landing gear, flight controls, engines, engine starting systems, and inspections over a span of 69 academic days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airman 1st Class Alyssa Morales, 361st Training Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice course student, connects two cylinders at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 14, 2019. After five days of lecture on the functions of basic tools such as nuts, bolts and washers, Airmen are put to the test using the equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

F-15 crew chief training
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Airman 1st Class Jairo Herrera, left, Airman Skyler Biggins, front, and Airman Evan Pohorlyo, 362nd Training Squadron F-15 crew chief apprentice course students, get ready to end the day at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, March 12, 2019. The F-15 maintenance course is usually 69 academic days of training before the students are sent off to their operational base to complete their apprentice level with on the job training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Personally...I like to think of myself as a handyman, I do my part around the house. BUT if my aircraft ever starts malfunctioning or isn't running, I'm calling the men and women who specialize in maintaining Air Force aircraft and those who handle the machinery that help fix them. That's right planes need oil checks too. This week is all about the 361st and 362nd. Maintainers keep us ready.