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September 26, 2013

The 358th fights to support life

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U.S. Air Force Photos by Airman 1st Class Justin Veazie
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Airman 1st Class Kyle Rogers, 358th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, checks to see if the right harness is on the correct gear. Rogers checks the log book to ensure all safety precautions have been taken and mishaps are avoided.

Members of the 358th Fighter Squadron inspect and ensure that aircrew flight equipment is mission ready at Davis-Monthan, Sept. 19. AFE technicians operate various types of test equipment such as altimeters, oxygen testers, leakage testers, radio testers and other types of testers to conduce reliability testing of AFE.

A flight helmet sits on a shelf after being inspected. A flight helmet provides impact protection for pilots to reduce the risk of head injury and protection from wind blast, and a visor to shield the eyes from sunlight, flash and laser beams.

Airman 1st Class Jose Padilla, 358th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, ensures that the microphone and the headset is serviceable during his daily inspection. Padilla is an aircrew flight equipment technician, who is responsible for flight equipment such as helmets, oxygen masks, parachutes, floatation devices, survival kits, and many other types of AFE.

Airman 1st Class Jose Padilla, 358th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, tightens an oxygen tube with a zip tie. Tightening the tube is a safety precaution to ensure the oxygen flows through the tube correctly without leaks.

Equipment waits to be used with the inspection tags underneath to let members of the 358th Fighter Squadron know that the gear is serviceable. The aircrew flight equipment technicians also are responsible for ensuring all emergency safety equipment, such as parachutes and survival kits, are mission ready.

Airman 1st Class Kyle Rogers, 358th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, uses a push-pull gauge to test the ejector snaps on a PCU-15/p torso harness. Aircrew Flight Equipment personnel issue, fit, repair, and maintain human-side flight equipment such as parachutes, helmets, oxygen equipment, anti-gravity garments, anti-exposure suits, aircrew ocular devices, survival kits, life preservers and other types of AFE.




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