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Airmen ‘bring the heat’ with hot pits, gear up faster turnaround

Staff Sgt. Jared Burrus, right, 476th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, flips fuel flow switches on an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a hot pit refueling, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Staff Sgt. Jared Burrus, right, 476th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, flips fuel flow switches on an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a hot pit refueling, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen from the 23d Logistic Readiness Squadron (LRS) and 476th Maintenance Squadron gear up to hot pit refuel an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d LRS preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen from the 23d Logistic Readiness Squadron (LRS) and 476th Maintenance Squadron gear up to hot pit refuel an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d LRS preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs taxi on the runway toward a hot-pit refueling point, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs taxi on the runway toward a hot-pit refueling point, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Tech. Sgt. Brandon Hoke, 476th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Tech. Sgt. Brandon Hoke, 476th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Tech. Sgt. Brandon Hoke, 476th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, renders a salute to a pilot after hot pit refueling an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Tech. Sgt. Brandon Hoke, 476th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, renders a salute to a pilot after hot pit refueling an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot taxis on the runway prior to hot pit refueling, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot taxis on the runway prior to hot pit refueling, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

A refuel hose rests on the flightline during a hot pit refueling, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

A refuel hose rests on the flightline during a hot pit refueling, Aug. 14, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron preposition fueling trucks to allow aircraft to refuel without needing to shut down. This style of refueling is used to eliminate the need for additional maintenance procedures and to extend pilots’ training time per flight which improves operations tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --