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The sun peaks over the horizon to reveal the icy minefield known as the flight line. Airmen are bundled from head to toe in thermal underwear, thick coveralls, gloves and multiple headgear, but these comforting layers don’t keep them from getting the job done.
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(From left) Senior Airman Allan Jungst and Staff Sgt. Alex Yount, 5th Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, rotate an upper wrap cowling at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 20, 2017. During a phase inspection for 18 consecutive days, these maintainers wash, lubricate, inspect and fix all identified discrepancies on the B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry) Phase dock maintenance 101
The 5th Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft maintenance specialists, also known as “crew chiefs”, coordinate and perform maintenance to ensure all aircraft components are functioning properly. These maintainers guarantee Minot Air Force Base B-52H Stratofortresses are ready to fly at a moment’s notice.
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