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Vehicle maintenance keeps Beale firing on all cylinders

Bart Hicks, 9th Support Division vehicle maintenance work leader removes a tire from a police vehicle

Bart Hicks, 9th Support Division vehicle maintenance work leader, removes a tire from a police vehicle Jan. 11, 2018 at Beale Air Force Base, California. The maintenance shop is responsible for providing all the maintenance needed on nearly 500 vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

Jesse McManis, 9th Support Division heavy mobile equipment mechanic, replaces a master cylinder

Jesse McManis, 9th Support Division heavy mobile equipment mechanic, replaces a master cylinder Jan. 11, 2018 at Beale Air Force Base, California. The vehicle maintenance shop provides all the needed maintenance for chase cars, police vehicles, fuel trucks, fire trucks and other emergency response vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

Darryl Crady, 9th Support Division heavy mobile equipment mechanic, inspects a damaged tire

Darryl Crady, 9th Support Division heavy mobile equipment mechanic, inspects a damaged tire Jan. 11, 2018 at Beale Air Force Base, California. The maintenance shop is responsible for providing all the maintenance needed on nearly 500 vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

Michael Brink, 9th Support Division automotive mechanic, changes an air conditioning bracket in a chase car

Michael Brink, 9th Support Division automotive mechanic, changes an air conditioning bracket in a chase car Jan. 11, 2018 at Beale Air Force Base, California. The vehicle maintenance shop spends over 3,800 hours annually on vehicle maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

Eric Ford, 9th Support Division mobile maintenance mechanic, replaces a tube in a tire

Eric Ford, 9th Support Division mobile maintenance mechanic, replaces a tube in a tire Jan. 11, 2018 at Beale Air Force Base, California. The vehicle maintenance shop spends over 3,800 hours annually on vehicle maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The 9th Support Division vehicle maintenance shop is responsible for providing all the maintenance needed on nearly 500 vehicles. This includes the chase cars, police vehicles, fuel trucks, fire trucks and other emergency response vehicles. They spend over 3,800 hours annually on vehicle maintenance.