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Senior Airman Zachary Hazuka, a mobility readiness spears package journeyman with the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron, connects a chemical protection mask to a joint service mask tester in the 5th LRS’s Individual Protective Equipment shop at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 6, 2016. These masks provide eye, face and respiratory protection against chemical agents and radioactive particles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry) Geared towards success
The 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron has various units around Minot Air Force Base. One of the units that may be less known, but is without a doubt one of the most important, is the Individual Protective Equipment shop. This unit is responsible for issuing all deployment gear and training gear to Airmen. Airmen in this unit not only test the gear to ensure its effectiveness, but they also keep accountability of all the gear that is issued.
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Two fuel trucks rest in the parking lot after getting refueled at the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s POL shop at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 31, 2016. The four different refueling vehicles used by the 5th LRS are the R-12 Hydrant Servicing Vehicle, R-11 Refueler, C300 and C301. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry) Team Minot members showcase aircraft refueling process
The 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants shop is responsible for refueling aircrafts that come and go from Minot Air Force Base. The fuels Airmen not only manage the fuel for all aircrafts and ground operating vehicles, they also maintain the quality of fuel supplied to such resources. Along with help from Airmen assigned to other units, the POL department proficiently completes the refueling process from beginning to end.
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