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5th LRS Part 1: Training validation operations

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Senior Airman Eric Duffield and Airman 1st Class Mathew Spencer, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operators, wrap a chain around a tractor trailer truck axel at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 12, 2018. The 5th LRS trainers ensure the Airmen they teach are knowledgeable by conducting training every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Senior Airman Eric Duffield, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, positions anchors to tow a tractor trailer at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 12, 2018. The training validation operation section trains, certifies and maintains the records for 5th LRS Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Members of the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron gather around a training demonstration on a dual-tire tractor trailer at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 12, 2018. The training validation operation section trains, certifies and maintains the records for the 5th LRS Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airman 1st Class Steven Barragan, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, connects air hoses under a dual-tire tractor trailer at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 12, 2018. Airmen are required to qualify on five separate vehicles and pass multiple written tests before they are completely certified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Socket wrenches are laid out during training at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 12, 2018. These tools are used for changing the tires on vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airmen from the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron gather around a training demonstration at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 12, 2018. The 5th LRS trainers ensure the Airmen are knowledgeable by conducting training every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

Airman 1st Class Justin Wakefield, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, lowers a trailer support at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 12, 2018. Airman are required to train on five separate vehicles and pass multiple written tests before they are completely certified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit

From left, Airman 1st Class Mathew Spencer, Senior Airman Eric Duffield and Airman 1st Class Justin Wakefield, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operators, detach a dual-wheel trailer at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 12, 2018. Airmen require a total amount of 230 hours of hands-on vehicle training before they are certified. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Editor's note: [This is part one of a three part series involving the different sections of the 5th LRS.]
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