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Oct. 21, 2021

Cooling suits help 1st FW beat the heat

When servicing the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, speed and precision are necessary to ensure aircraft are ready to carry out the Department of Defense mission. Extreme temperatures can cause our Airmen to overheat, which threatens maintaining a steady operations tempo.

Jan. 9, 2018

Family legacy: Let it grow

In today’s world, there are many styles of facial hair, from mustaches, to beards trimmed, or not. Some are gown on a whim, while others choose not to shave, but for some there is a purpose. For U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Oscar Bruck, 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, his mustache not only makes him happy, but also helps raise money for non-profit organizations.

Aug. 30, 2017

Measure twice, cut once

Like an unsung hero, behind the scenes and out of sight the Metals Technology Flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis performs basic and major aircraft structural damage repairs as well as manufacture tools to support the 1st Fighter Wing’s mission. “Measure twice, cut once.” This is the moto each metal technician operates by, ensuring the precision of their craft meets the high standards required, as a simple mistake could cost a pilot or aircrew member their life.

Nov. 9, 2016

PMEL flexes TFCU muscles

When the 1st Fighter Wing trains to prepare for Global Response Force taskings, people may hear aircraft launch from a mile away, but what they don’t typically hear or see are other components that get the jets in the air. The 1st Maintenance Squadron’s Test Measurement and Diagnostic Flight performs some of the lesser heard maintenance support duties, specifically calibrating mission essential equipment and determining temperature points the equipment can be used in.