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June 28, 2013

58th RQS riggers in action

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Shamir Moore, 58th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, checks the pack that will hold a MC1-1D parachute June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The aircrew flight equipment Airmen supports the pararescuemen of the 58th RQS.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Kyle Burian, 58th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment, repacks a MC5 parachute June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aircrew flight equipment Airmen are responsible for inspecting, repacking and rigging heavy equipment used to jump out of aircraft.

 

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Staff Sgt. Shamir Moore, 58th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, cleans and inspects a MC1-1D parachute June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. After ensuring the parachute is clean and functional, it will be repacked and used again.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Kyle Burian, 58th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, folds a MC5 parachute June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Folding the parachute correctly ensures it fits correctly into the jumper’s backpack.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Shamir Moore, 58th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment, inspects the lines as Staff Sgt. Kyle Burian repacks a MC5 parachute June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Inspecting the lines ensures they are not tangled, so when the canopy is deployed it can fully open.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Kyle Burian, 58th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, looks into an ANV-126A night vision test machine June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aircrew flight equipment Airmen test the 58th RQS night vision binoculars every 180 days to ensure optimal performance.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Shamir Moore, 58th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, wipes off a MC1-1D parachute before repacking it June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The MC1-1D parachute is used in low altitude static line jumps.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Staff Sgt. Shamir Moore, 58th Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, tightens a parachute cord before repacking a MC1-1D parachute June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the repacking of a parachute the aircrew Airmen inspect the parachute to ensure there are no frayed cords or rips in the canopy.




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