Moody A-10 engine maintainers make history
Airman 1st Class Jordan Vasquez, 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) aerospace propulsion technician, inspects the fuel lines of an A-10C Thunderbolt II TF34 engine, May 16, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. For the first time, in Aug. 2018, the 23d MXS propulsion flight ensured every TF34 engine in their fleet was repaired to serviceable status with zero required maintenance work. While they normally maintain the 74th and 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s engines in support of Moody’s close-air support mission, the backshop will now centralize their TF34 repair efforts to assist other bases and Major Commands. This has allowed the flight to play a vital role in helping secure an Air Force-wide 200 percent ‘war-ready’ engine status, the highest in the TF34’s 40-year history. (U.S. Air Force Base photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)