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TiresTires
Tires

C-17 Globemaster III aircraft tires fill the floor at the 62nd Maintenance Squadron’s wheel and tire shop Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. With their new wheel and tire machine, the four-man wheel and tire shop has the capability to complete maintenance inspections on 12-tire assemblies in a four-hour period with a monthly inspection average of 125 units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

Wheel and tireWheel and tire
Wheel and tire

Senior Airman Calvin Lewis, 62nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, rolls the nose tire of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft down the maintenance platform on the new wheel and tire machine Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The new maintenance stand has the capability of holding six aircraft tires at a time, at waist height, streamlining the maintenance process and preventing injury from being bent at the waist for long periods of time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

Old greaseOld grease
Old grease

Senior Airman Arnold Palmer, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, wipes the old grease off bearings and seals from wheel assemblies off a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Aug. 1, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Wheel and tire assemblies undergo a complete maintenance inspection every 120-days and are broken-down completely, cleaned and rebuilt. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

Wheel washingWheel washing
Wheel washing

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hirsch, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, lowers a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft wheel assembly, which is a two-part design that weighs approximately 80-pounds, into the wheel washing machine Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The solvent in the washing machine breaks down the dirt and grime making it easier for technicians to scrub away the debris. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

Bolts and studsBolts and studs
Bolts and studs

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hirsch, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, removes wheel bolts and studs from a C-17 Globemaster III wheel assembly Aug. 1, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Wheel and tire technicians maintain tire assemblies on 48 of McChord Field’s permanently assigned aircraft, equating to roughly 1,300 maintenance actions annually. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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WheelsWheels
Wheels

Bryan Owen, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft mechanical parts repairer, wheels a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft tire onto the ramp of the new wheel and tire machine Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Wash. This new machine allows technicians to safely and efficiently rework wheel and tire assemblies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

Air Force and Army flying highAir Force and Army flying high
Air Force and Army flying high

Servicemembers from the 317th Airlift Group and the 82nd Airborne Division participated in Joint Operational Access Exercise 13-03 at Pope Field, N.C. JOAX is a combined military training exercise designed to prepare Airmen and Soldiers to respond to worldwide crises and contingencies. The 317th AG supported JOAX with 20 C-130Js and 87 aircrew members. The aircraft and its crew delivered more than 2,400 U.S. Army paratroopers and more than 140 tons of equipment to multiple drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/Released)
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Posted: 7/1/2013

Soldier’s descent Soldier’s descent
Soldier’s descent

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division, descend toward a drop zone during Joint Operational Access Exercise above Fort Bragg, N.C., June 22, 2013. A total of 2,426 paratroopers jumped out of C-130Js assigned to Dyess Air Force base, Texas, during the 12-day exercise. JOAX is a combined military training exercise designed to prepare Airmen and Soldiers to respond to worldwide crises and contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/Released)
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Posted: 7/1/2013

317th AG record setting flight317th AG record setting flight
317th AG record setting flight

A formation of U.S. Air Force C-130Js fly towards a drop zone during Joint Operational Access Exercise above North Carolina, June 22, 2013. JOAX is a combined military training exercise designed to prepare Airmen and Soldiers to respond to worldwide crises and contingencies. While supporting the exercise, Dyess set the world record for the largest C-130J formation ever flown with 20 aircraft in a single formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/Released)
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Posted: 7/1/2013

Into the blueInto the blue
Into the blue

A U.S. Air Force C-130J flies towards a drop zone during Joint Operational Access Exercise above North Carolina, June 24, 2013. Dyess, Air Force Base, Texas, supported JOAX with 20 C-130Js and 87 aircrew members, which delivered more than 2,400 paratroopers and more than 140 tons of equipment to multiple drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/Released)
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Posted: 7/1/2013

Into the skiesInto the skies
Into the skies

U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Marron, 39th Airlift Squadron, pilots a C-130J during Joint Operational Access Exercise above North Carolina, June 24, 2013. Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, supported JOAX with 20 C-130Js and 87 aircrew members, which delivered 2,426 paratroopers and more than 140 tons of equipment to multiple drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/Released)
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Posted: 7/1/2013

C-130Js ready for take offC-130Js ready for take off
C-130Js ready for take off

U.S. Air Force C-130Js assigned Dyess Air Force base, Texas, taxi down the runway during Joint Operation Access Exercise at Pope Field, N.C., June 24, 2013. The aircrafts are loaded with personal and equipment that were airdropped over multiple drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/Released)
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Posted: 7/1/2013

    

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