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940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

A group of 940th Air Refueling Wing pilots and crew chiefs go through a preflight checklist Jan. 17, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs are responsible for inspecting, maintaining and launching the entire KC-135 Stratotanker fleet on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

Senior Airman Luis Perfino and Senior Airman Dane Haugbom, 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, walk a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot through a preflight inspection Jan. 17, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 940th AMXS crew chiefs are responsible for inspecting, maintaining and launching the entire KC-135 fleet on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

Senior Airman Luis Perfino, 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, communicates with KC-135 Stratotanker pilots Jan. 17, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 940th AMXS is made up of Air Reserve technicians and traditional reservists who work together to ensure the operability of the KC-135. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

Senior Airman Luis Perfino, 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares for a KC-135 Stratotanker takeoff Jan. 17, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 940th AMXS crew chiefs are responsible for inspecting, maintaining and launching the entire KC-135 fleet on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

Senior Airman Dane Haugbom, 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a cable from a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to takeoff Jan. 17, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 940th AMXS is made up of Air Reserve technicians and traditional reservists who work together to ensure the operability of the KC-135. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

Senior Airman Dane Haugbom, 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, crosses a pair of marshaling wands while a KC-135 Stratotanker taxis Jan. 17, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 940th AMXS crew chiefs are responsible for inspecting, maintaining and launching the entire KC-135 fleet on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

Senior Airman Dane Haugbom, 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, signals to a KC-135 Stratotanker takeoff Jan. 17, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 940th AMXS is made up of Air Reserve technicians and traditional reservists who work together to ensure the operability of the KC-135. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

Senior Airman Dane Haugbom, 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flightline Jan. 17, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The 940th AMXS crew chiefs are responsible for inspecting, maintaining and launching the entire KC-135 fleet on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and launching the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet on base. They are essential in the 940th Air Refueling Wing’s mission and the total force structure of the Air Force.