Colonel Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, left, performs an identification check on a March member entering the base, during his hands-on program called “Dirty Thursday,” April 11. Mahaney was given an orientation brief on the daily operations of the 452d Security Forces Squadron, which was followed by a shadowing session with Tech. Sgt. Michael Huerta and Staff Sgt. Jacinto Nunez, at the front gate. Dirty Thursday allows the commander to work alongside Airmen, getting his hands and clothes dirty. He noted that it is a great opportunity to know the people who work in the wing, as well as a chance to learn what individuals are really doing to support the mission.