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May 25, 2012

March Minutes | May 12, 2012

Following March personnel in 130-character micro-messages


Tech Sgt. Patrick R. Martin

KC-135 Instructor Boom Operator/NCOIC, 912 ARS/DOT
Unit: 912 ARS
Hometown: Louisville, KY

0700 Arrive at the gym for a quick workout to get the day going.

0835 Go on a hunt around the 336/912th ARS squadron building to find my coffee cup

0848 Confirm my 1000 crew show time for an Operational Check Flight being performed on a newly installed air refueling boom

0902 Open share-point and update the 912 ARS/DOT briefing slides for the Tuesday morning 912 ARS stand-up briefing

0920 Call March ARB Command Post to get the aircraft tail number, parking spot, fuel load, and status of the aircraft we will be flying today

0930 Check the current Flight Crew Information File for information pertaining to our sortie; compute a weight and balance check on the aircraft we will be flying to make sure it is within safe flight limits

0936 Gather up my flight gear and realize that I forgot to pack a flight lunch

0950 Desperately raid the snack bar. End up with a healthy meal of trail mix and a frozen burrito

1000 Meet up with crew in the squadron mission planning room for our pre-mission crew briefing

1130 Accomplish pre-flight to assure jet is safe for flight, drink lots of water, prepare for take-off, and taxi out to the runway

1230 Take off exactly on time, level off at 21,000 ft and perform operational checks on air refueling system, descend back into the traffic pattern and back up pilots as they practice landing for 1.5 hrs

1400 Contact command post via UHF radio and notify them that we will be landing in 30 minutes

1431 Land and taxi aircraft to spot where it will be utilized as a static display for the upcoming air show, complete all post-flight checklist, and head back over to MXS to debrief Quality Assurance

1515 Arrive back at squadron, complete mission paperwork, debrief Crew Resource Management, and feed shredder

1605 Jog over to softball field to warm up for our 912 ARS softball practice, proceed to miss and/or drop every fly ball hit to me




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