AFE last ones to let aircrews down
By John Ingle, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 12, 2020
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – When it comes to the safety and survival of the Air Force’s flying community, aircrew flight equipment Airmen are the first in line to ensure they are the last ones to let aircrews down.
AFE Airmen get there start with technical training here at Sheppard AFB, where they spend 31 academic days honing their craft and learning the tools of the trade. The career field is responsible for ensuring equipment on aircraft is ready for use in a moment’s notice if the need arises.
Flight equipment maintained and repaired by AFE Airmen include items such as flight helmets and oxygen masks, parachutes, survival equipment, rafts, harnesses and more.