Air Force

October 25, 2013

57th AMXS Lightning AMU conducts first hot pit training

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
Staff Sgt. William Rispoli, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, marshals an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 is a single-seat, single-engine, fifth-generation multirole fighter that performs ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
Tech. Sgt. Jermaine Lee, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, marshals an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 57th AMXS Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit conducted for the first time, back-to-back training missions utilizing hot-pit refueling, a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel and getting pilots right back into the fight.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
Tech. Sgt. Jermaine Lee, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, marshals an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 57th AMXS Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit conducted for the first time, back-to-back training missions utilizing hot-pit refueling, a procedure usually performed in a combat situation to rapidly refuel aircraft while their engines are running, resulting in a speedy refuel and getting pilots right back into the fight.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
Senior Airman Kyle Hood II (left), 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management specialist, retrieves a fuel hose from Staff Sgt. Nicholas Fagerstrom, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, after refueling an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Refueling specialists and crew chiefs assigned to the 57th AMXS and 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice.

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.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
Tech. Sgt. Jermaine Lee, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, communicates via headset to a pilot inside an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Refueling specialists and crew chiefs assigned to the 57th AMXS and 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
Tech. Sgt. Jermaine Lee, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, renders a salute to a pilot inside an F-35 Lightning II before a training mission Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Refueling specialists and crew chiefs assigned to the 57th AMXS and 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron practice this procedure to keep their skills sharp and aid in the effort to provide combat-ready air power at a moment’s notice.




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