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Re: Air Force [Re: patrick66] #1325656 Tue Sep 10 2019 06:02 PM
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Interesting video. I didn't see it, but there is/was a very low production aircraft stored there. it had a huge bulge on it. My father worked on that model.


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Re: Air Force [Re: patrick66] #1332827 Thu Nov 07 2019 02:50 AM
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So if you all don’t mind, I want to beam just a little bit. My oldest son is a heavy maintenance crew chief for our B-52 bomber fleet. Hanging around dad with alll this old iron I guess made him a natural to work on the buff. He was stationed at barksdale Air Force base is Shrevesport LA for 6 years and is currently stationed at Minot Air Force base in Minot, ND. He has been awarded Air Force maintenance professional of the year, and deployed overseas three different times.

He called me today to tell me he was promoted to technical sergeant! It made my day.

The photo with the crew is in the desert in Qatar. They had just finished changing out a broken landing gear. He told me it was over 100 degrees while they were doing the work.

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Re: Air Force [Re: patrick66] #1332842 Thu Nov 07 2019 11:37 AM
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Congrats to your son, Dragsix! Holy moly, jacking the BUFF must be quit an operation in itself!


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Re: Air Force [Re: John Milliman] #1332866 Thu Nov 07 2019 02:29 PM
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John, he tells me there is a whole science to jacking that plane and while they have a lot of institutional experience because of how long the Air Force has been flying that plane, there were still new challenges to doing the work on an open airfield in the Middle East desert. Not having served in the military myself (dad served twice), I find what our service people do on a daily basis to be fascinating. I can’t imagine the prep work required to do some of what they do to that plane.


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