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Airmen at Work: Herc prepped for major upgrades

Reserve Citizen Airman Master Sgt. Dan Scott, aircraft maintenance craftsman with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, directs a forklift into place by the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft here, June 13, 2018.

Reserve Citizen Airman Master Sgt. Dan Scott, aircraft maintenance craftsman with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, directs a forklift into place by the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft here, June 13, 2018. The forklift was used to assist in the removal of 40-person life rafts from the aircraft wing as the Hercules was prepped for a major upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. White)

Reserve Citizen Airman Master Sgt. Dan Scott, aircraft maintenance craftsman with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, directs a forklift into place by the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft here, June 13, 2018.

Reserve Citizen Airman Senior Airman Williams Hizer, an aircraft maintenance craftsman with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stands upon the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft as a forklift moves into place here, June 13, 2018. The forklift was used to assist in the removal of 40-person life rafts from the aircraft wing as the Hercules was prepped for a major upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. White)

Airman Dustin Bruce and Master Sgt. Dan Scott, both aircraft maintenance technicians with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, close a life raft compartment on the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft after removing the rafts here, June 13, 2018.

Airman Dustin Bruce and Master Sgt. Dan Scott, both aircraft maintenance technicians with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, close a life raft compartment on the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft after removing the rafts here, June 13, 2018. The 40-person life rafts were removed from the aircraft wing as the Hercules was prepped for a major upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. White)

Airman Dustin Bruce, Senior Airman William Hizer and Master Sgt. Dan Scott, all aircraft maintenance technicians with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, close a life raft compartment on the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft after removing the rafts here, June 13, 2018.

Airman Dustin Bruce, Senior Airman William Hizer and Master Sgt. Dan Scott, all aircraft maintenance technicians with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, close a life raft compartment on the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft after removing the rafts here, June 13, 2018. The 40-person life rafts were removed from the aircraft wing as the Hercules was prepped for a major upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. White)

Airman Dustin Bruce and Senior Airman William Hizer, both aircraft maintenance technicians with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, remove a 40-person life raft from a compartment on the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft here, June 13, 2018.

Airman Dustin Bruce and Senior Airman William Hizer, both aircraft maintenance technicians with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, remove a 40-person life raft from a compartment on the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft here, June 13, 2018. The life rafts were removed from the aircraft wing as the Hercules was prepped for a major upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eric M. White)

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio --

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removed life rafts from the wing of a C-130H Hercules aircraft here, June 13, 2018. The life rafts were removed as part of preparations for the aircraft to receive a major upgrade to the wing box.