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Dec. 14, 2018

The American Chopper of Aircraft Maintenance

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight, also known as “Fab Flight” or the “American Chopper” of aircraft maintenance at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is in charge of identifying and repairing aircraft structural damage. They fix whatever can be broken, from a metal panel off the side of a KC-10 Extender to a tiny cracked screw the size of a fingernail.

July 13, 2017

Deployed aerospace ground equipment technicians keep mission flying high

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Air Forces Central Command website — At the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, if planes aren’t in the air, they’re constantly receiving maintenance to return to the fight. Aerospace ground equipment specialists play a pivotal role in ensuring 380 AEW aircraft are flight ready.