U.S. MILITARY MAINTENANCE
Of all the critical areas we have looked at so far I would say that Maintenance is the most critical. If there were no one to repair equipment as it breaks down it would have to be replace at a great expense. Think what would happen if Tanks, Airplanes, Trucks, X-rays, Cats caners, and many other critical equipment broke down what would happen to the mission of our Armed Forces.
CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Pfc. Shaun Lindsey, from Midlothian, Va., a field artillery automated tactical data systems specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, removes an oil pan from under his Humvee to check for fluid leaks during Motorpool Monday on Camp Casey, South Korea, Aug.11. Photo Credit: Cpl. Song Gun woo
Sgt. Thomas Bruce, the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade motor sergeant, helps with maintenance during his unit's biannual field training exercise at Fort Gordon, Ga., on Nov. 5, 2017. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Victor Everhart Jr)
HELICOPTER REPAIR Army Sgt. Daniel Bryd, with the on Training Site in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Feb. 27, 2019. The trainer is a non-flyable airframe that gives students hands-on experience with maintenance and repair procedures. (Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith)Tennessee Army National Guard's 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 230th Aviation Regiment, replaces an engine starter on a hardware maintenance trainer as part of a reclassification course at the Eastern Army National Guard Aviati
Perform maintenance on the suspension, steering, hydraulic, auxiliary power, fire extinguisher/suppression and gas particulate systems Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions
Army Sgt. Daniel Bryd, with the Tennessee Army National Guard's 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 230th Aviation Regiment, replaces an engine starter on a hardware maintenance trainer as part of a reclassification course at the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Feb. 27, 2019. The trainer is a non-flyable airframe that gives students hands-on experience with maintenance and repair procedures. (Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Erich B. Smith)
Soldiers use a test strip to check the pH balance of their water source before filling up a field steam sterilizer during training at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency's Medical Maintenance Operations Division in Tobyhanna, Pa. (Photo Credit: Ellen Crown)
U.S. AIR FORCE MAINTENANCE
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center
Airman 1st Class Brandon Maximovich, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle crew chief, performs a pre-flight inspection before takeoff for exercise Agile Strike, Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
571st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron mechanic works on the wing of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The squadron is part of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, which partners with DLA to provide logistics support for maintenance of fighter aircraft including the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 Thunderbolt II. (DoD photo by Alex R. Lloyd)
Corrosion control technicians with the 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron apply primer to an A-10 Thunderbolt II July 2, 2019, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The squadron is part of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, which provides logistics, support, maintenance and distribution for the nation's premier fighter aircraft including the F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 Thunderbolt. In addition, the Ogden ALC maintains the C-130 Hercules, T-38 Talon and other weapon systems, as well as the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)
Tech. Sgt. Dante Cheatham, 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group maintainer, refills the C-130H Hercules with liquid oxygen, Aug. 12, 2019, in Mansfield, Ohio. The C-130H, which holds 24 liters of liquid oxygen, is used to ensure air crew have oxygen when flying at high altitudes. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)
Tech Sgt. Nicole Finnegan, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of storage, showcases the supply facility to Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, 19th Air Force chief, in March at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. DLA’s Air Force NAM team helps Air Force logisticians obtain equipment and parts for various aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody Dow)
Airmen from the 49th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Corrosion Control Paint Barn complete a custom paint scheme for the 49th Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon flagship on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The process consists of sanding, priming, stenciling and painting along with any finishing touches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)
Senior Airman Michael Hirsch, 492nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, secures a panel on an F-15E Strike Eagle during exercise Combat Hammer at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 14, 2019. Combat Hammer is part of the U.S. Air Force Weapon Systems Evaluation Program, which is designed to evaluate the reliability, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions as well as high technology air-to-ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
U.S. MARINE CORPS MAINTENANCE
Technicians refurbishing a USC-60 Antenna.
Technicians perform "Go-No Go" testing and repairs.
Airman Johnrafael Pena and Airman 1st Class Mason Kitchens, 28th Communications Squadron radio frequency technicians, use a signal generator at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 5, 2018. The radio maintenance shop is responsible for maintaining and repairing many of the land mobile radios. They also maintain the base’s mass communication system and also set up and operate public address equipment for community events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)
Airman Johnrafael Pena, a 28th Communications Squadron radio frequency technician, uses a distortion analyzer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 5, 2018. The radio maintenance shop is responsible for maintaining and repairing many of the land mobile radios. They also maintain the base’s mass communication system and also set up and operate public address equipment for community events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)
CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alexander Roserieerden, bottom, and Lance Cpl. Marcelius Williams prepare to lift a barrel of radiator fluid during preventative maintenance on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, August 16, 2019. The Marines with Motor Transportation Maintenance Company regularly conduct preventative maintenance on vehicles to ensure serviceability. Roserieerden, a native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a motor transportation technician with MTM Co., 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. Williams, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is a motor transportation technician with MTM Co., 3rd Maint. Bn., CLR-35, 3rd MLG. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Armando Elizalde)
CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mike Sharretto performs corrective maintenance on a tactical vehicle on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, August 16, 2019. Corrective maintenance is done regularly to ensure proper vehicle functionality. Sharretto, a native of Wallingford, Connecticut is a motor transportation technician with Motor Transport Maintenance Company, 3rd Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Campbell)
CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan - Marines with Component Repair Platoon, General Support Maintenance Company, remove parts to a Humvee engine for maintenance Jan. 8, 2019 at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. Marines with CRP, GSM Co., 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, clean, rebuild and repair parts of motor vehicles to ensure that they are serviceable. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Armando Elizalde)
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. - U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 13, break down the engine of an AV-8B Harrier at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., July 17, 2019. These Marines are fixed-wing aircraft power plants mechanics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores)
CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Billie Scott and Lance Cpl. Justin Stargell, aircraft maintenance specialists assigned to Marine Aviation Squadron (MALS) 13, break down multiple F-35B Lightning ll tires to be cleaned for their tire inspection at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., July 17, 2019. The MALS-13 Tire Shop inspects every tire they receive to ensure they are still good to use. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sabrina Candiaflores)
Lance Cpl. Savannah Nickell, a Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 airframes mechanic, performs routine maintenance on an F-35 Lightning II during Exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field Counterland Training Center, Camp Douglas, Wis. Aug. 13. Exercise Northern Lightning 2018 allows the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy to strengthen interoperability between services and gives the different branches a greater understanding of aviation capabilities within a joint fighting force.
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command’s communications section prepare to sync their equipment with that of their counterparts in Joint Task Force - Bravo's 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment’s communications section during a communications exercise aboard Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, to prepare for future joint-level operations, June 19, 2018. The Marines and sailors of SPMAGTF-SC are conducting security cooperation training and engineering projects alongside partner nation military forces in Central and South America. The unit is also on standby to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the event of a hurricane or other emergency in the region.
Port Vila - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johnathan Watkins, left, a ground radio repairman with Task Force Koa Moana, receives a battery from Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF) Corporal Willie T. Waiwo, a communications technician, for a barrett 2050 high frequency radio at Port Vila, Efate Island, Republic of Vanuatu, Nov. 14, 2018. The Task Force met with the VMF to learn their radio communication capabilities in case of a humanitarian assistance and disaster and relief crises, as part of the Task Force’s continued multilateral engagements designed to strengthen and enhance relationships among the United States and partner nations in the Indo-Pacific and South Pacific regions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Gabriela Garcia).
U.S. Marine Cpl. Christopher Vasquez, a motor transport mechanic with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, looks under the bumper of a Humvee while aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th MEU. The Essex ARG/MEU team is a strong, flexible, responsive, and consistent force capable of maneuver warfare across all domains; it is equipped and scalable to respond to any crisis from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to contingency operations.
Lance Cpl. Daniel Lewis, a fixed-wing aircraft airframe mechanic with Marine Attack Squadron 231, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing connects a hydraulic hose to an AV-8B Harrier aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., June 30, 2016. By performing daily tasks and needed maintenance on the aircraft to ensure readiness, Marines maintain their squadron’s ability to deploy at a moment's notice. (United States Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Long/ Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Doug McCue, a machinist with the 2nd Maintenance Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, demonstrates the capabilities of a large-build 3-D printer in the X-FAB Facility Aug. 1. (Photo by Kaitlin Kelly/U.S. Marine Corps)