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9th Maintenance Squadron aircrew egress Airmen install a U-2 Dragon Lady egress seat, Jan. 16, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. To guarantee the proper functioning of egress systems, these professionals perform maintenance regularly, conduct full diagnostic inspections of egress systems, check for any broken components, and swap out any time-changeable items that have expired.
Intricate components located the bottom of an egress seat, waiting to be installed to a U-2 Dragon Lady, Jan. 14, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. If a pilot ever needs to eject from an aircraft, gas pressure will be sent through these hoses and to the explosives so that a pilot can escape the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)
Airman 1st Class Robert Dumback, 9th Maintenance Squadron aircrew egress systems journeyman, installs a D-ring guard on a U-2 Dragon Lady egress seat Jan. 14, 2020 at Beale Air force Base, California. A D-ring is the component of an egress seat that a pilot pulls to eject. The purpose of a D-ring guard is to protect the D-ring and prevent the accidental activation of an egress seat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)
Airman 1st Class Robert Dumbeck (left), 9th Maintenance Squadron aircrew egress systems journeyman, and Tech. Sgt. Cody Clark 9th MXS aircrew egress systems craftsman, inspect an egress seat D-ring before installing a D-ring guard, Jan. 16, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. When a pilot pulls the D-ring, it fires an initiator that sends gas pressure to explosives. Each of these explosives fire at different items like the lap belt, inertia reel, and foot retractors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)
Senior Airman Miguel Fraire, 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment technician, and Senior Airman Sierra Garcia, 9th MXS AGE apprentice, inspect the oil on a generator, Jan. 7, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base California. These professionals play a big role on helping the 9th Reconnaissance Wing accomplish its mission by providing the needed equipment to requesting units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)
Senior Airman Alec Bowman, 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice, and Staff Sgt. Hunter Layton 9th MXS AGE journeyman, remove an AC cable head, Jan. 7, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base California. AGE works with equipment ranging from air conditioning units to equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulic pressure, and air pressure to aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)
Airman 1st Class Calvin Wilkins, 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, loosens a nut on an aircraft dolly to remove a strap, Jan. 7 2020 on Beale Air Force Base, California. AGE is a 24/7 operation that is divided into four sections; maintenance, inspection, service and delivery, and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)
Senior Airman Sierra Garcia, 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment apprentice, tightens a nut on the battery of a TLD air conditioning unit, Jan. 7, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. The 9th MXS AGE flight inspects, repairs, modifies, and delivers over 500 pieces of equipment worth around $23 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)
Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, counsels a patient on their medication at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. The 9th MDSS provides ancillary services in support of 28,600 TRICARE beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)
Maj. Andrea Russell, 9th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy element chief, fills up a bottle with prescribed pills at the clinic at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 9, 2020. Russell is one of two pharmacists at Beale AFB, who are responsible for dispensing prescribed medications and helping patients understand proper usage and side effects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)

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