Local

August 22, 2013

355th Component Maintenance Squadron

Tags:
Air Force Photos by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier
DT_pict4
Airman David Rivera, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, works on a propeller. The 355th CMS fixes many components on aircraft stationed at D-M, mostly the A-10 Thunderbolt II and C-130H model aircraft.

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron is made up of several shops on base that work together to fix many mechanisms of the A-10 Thunderbolt II and C-130H model aircraft.

Airman David Rivera, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, works on a propeller. The 355th CMS fixes many components on aircraft stationed at D-M, mostly the A-10 Thunderbolt II and C-130H model aircraft.

Airman 1st Class John Cadaing, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, is helped into an engine by Airman 1st Class Chris Tucker, 355th CMS aerospace propulsion journeyman, to check blades inside the engine for discrepancies. The engine has multiple components that can be damaged by small objects that get sucked into the engine.

Airman 1st Class Jeffery Maung, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, searches an engine for foreign object debris. A FOD search is necessary to make sure nothing loose is inside to damage the engine.

Senior Airman Guy Kopp, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, replaces a component in an engine. After engines are fixed, they are run outside the aircraft to make sure they function properly and nothing else needs to be replaced.

Airman 1st Class Michael Allison, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron Aircrew egress systems apprentice, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II ejection seat. Every seat undergoes routine inspections to make sure all the equipment needed for ejection is up to date.

Senior Airman Ashleigh Smith, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron fuel systems apprentice, removes the cover off an A-10 Thunderbolt II fuel tank. The A-10 has foam inside the tank to prevent gas vapors from exploding when in combat.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Deployed A-10s take to the skies

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano) An aircraft maintainer assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron inspects the oil levels of an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft engine during a theater security package deployment to Lask Air Base, Poland, July 13. The U.S. and Polish air forces will conduct training aimed at...
 
 

Celebration and education; Equal Opportunity

  In 1948, Ester Blake became the first enlisted female in the U.S. Air Force, pictures were still black and white, and families gathered around radios for the evening news. Since then, the U.S. Air Force has gone through many changes. The Davis-Monthan Equal Opportunity office specializes in making sure that everyone is treated equally...
 
 

Education benefits benefit Airmen

  LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — Education — it’s something that’s important not only to be competitive in one’s military career but also in the civilian sector. “A diploma or college education shows you not only have the education but you also have critical thinking skills, and that you can analyze, be objective and have a...
 

 

Raytheon, partners develop low-cost, high-tech airframe for U.S. Air Force decoy

TUCSON, Ariz.–Raytheon, in partnership with Fokker and Dallara, has developed a lower-cost carbon fiber airframe for the U.S. Air Force’s Miniature Air Launched Decoy by applying robotics and formula racing technologies. The three companies reduced airframe production costs by 25 percent. The new innovative composite design will be included in this year’s Lot 7 production....
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)

Fuel systems repair hangar officially opens

The 355th Component Maintenance Squadron’s joint fuel cell repair hangar ribbon cutting ceremony was held July 13. The facility was constructed to improve efficiency within the joint fuel cell leading to the reduction in man ...
 
 

F-15SGs arrive at D-M

F-15SG fighter jets from the 428th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxi from the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, July 7. Ten of the fighters arrived to train at D-M until Aug. 24 while MHAFB’s runway is closed for maintenance. Two F-15SG fighter jets from the 428th Fighter Squadron at...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>