Located within one of Dyess’ most prominent landmarks the “Global Power for America” hangar is the 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s maintenance flight – a group of roughly 40 maintainers who strip this aircraft down to its frame only to inspect it, repair it and put it back together.
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In this photo is Senior Airman Jonathon Hartman, 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, marshals in a B-1B Lancer during Green Flag-West 11-10 Sept. 20, 2011, at Nellis AFB, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)
Airman 1st Class Eric Cipriani, 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, inspects a panel on the side of a B-1 Bomber May 16, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1 Bomber is a highly versatile, multi mission weapons system capable of carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua T Jasper)
Airman 1st Class Mathew Lees, 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, cleans a protective apron after using it to service the hydraulics of a B-1 Bomber May16, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1 Bomber is capable of delivering precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time.
Airman 1st Class Christian Erbanski observes Airman 1st Class Cody Frank, both from the 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, as he attaches a hydraulic line to a B-1 Bomber during an isochronal inspection May 16, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. During the inspection thousands of items listed in the technical orders are looked over and replaced if necessary.
Staff Sgt. Mathew Johnson, 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, places a hose into a hydraulic fluid holding tank while servicing a B-1 Bomber May 16, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. While being serviced, more than 215 panels are removed and every component of the aircraft is inspected.
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