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910th aircraft mechanic inspects YARS C-130 after airlfit mission

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Rachele Sampson, an aircraft mechanic assigned to the 910th Maintenance Squadron, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, uses a flashlight to perform her part of a basic post-flight inspection on a C-130H Hercules tactical cargo transport aircraft assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, also based at YARS, on the flightline here, October 20, 2009. The aircraft returned to Ramstein Air Base after completing an airlift mission from Tel Aviv, Israel, hauling a cargo compartment full of supplies and equipment. Sergeant Sampson is checking the aircraft's fussealge, wing and stabilizer surfaces for cracks, defects, fluid leaks as well as burned-out exterior lights. The purpose of the basic post-flight inspection is to check the C-130 for any structural defects and mechanical or electrical failures or anything else not within operating standards for the aircraft. The YARS maintenance personnel, the C-130 and its crew are attached to the 38th Expeditionary Airlift Wing, base here, in support of Operation Joint Enterprise. More than 70 Airmen consisting of flight crews, maintenance personnel and support staff are currently attached to the 38th EAS with the airlift mission that will support locations in the U.S. Europe Command (EUROCOM), the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) theaters of operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
VIRIN: 091020-F-1556B-003.JPG
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