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71st AMU keeps 'Combat Kings' mission ready

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) pushes a fire bottle across the flight line, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to take off to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) pushes a fire bottle across the flight line, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to take off to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) inspects the tail fin of an HC-130J Combat King II Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) inspects the tail fin of an HC-130J Combat King II Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Airman 1st Class Branson Bounds, 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) crew chief, checks the pressure for a tire on an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to take off to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Airman 1st Class Branson Bounds, 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) crew chief, checks the pressure for a tire on an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to take off to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), inspects the engine of an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to take off to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for take-off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), inspects the engine of an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to take off to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for take-off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), salutes an HC-130J Combat King II prior to takeoff Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), salutes an HC-130J Combat King II prior to takeoff Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), inspects an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to take off to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU), inspects an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to take off to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Airman 1st Class Gary Scott, left, 347th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, performs a pre-flight inspection, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other supporting units perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for take-off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Airman 1st Class Gary Scott, left, 347th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, performs a pre-flight inspection, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other supporting units perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for take-off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) inspects the tail rotor of an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) inspects the tail rotor of an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A pilot from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS), sits in the cockpit of an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st RQS. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, fueling the aircraft, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A pilot from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS), sits in the cockpit of an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st RQS. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, fueling the aircraft, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Airman 1st Class Steven Raulston, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries a fuel line hose, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.  Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other supporting units perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, fueling the aircraft, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Airman 1st Class Steven Raulston, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries a fuel line hose, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other supporting units perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, fueling the aircraft, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) inspects an internal component of an HC-130J Combat King II Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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An Airman from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) inspects an internal component of an HC-130J Combat King II Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st AMU perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Airman 1st Class Gary Scott, left, 347 Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment (AFE) apprentice, carries AFE onto an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other supporting units perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, securing equipment, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Airman 1st Class Gary Scott, left, 347 Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment (AFE) apprentice, carries AFE onto an HC-130J Combat King II, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other supporting units perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, securing equipment, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An HC-130J Combat King II sits on the flightline, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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An HC-130J Combat King II sits on the flightline, Aug. 13, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform various tasks prior to takeoff to ensure the aircraft is performing optimally to complete its mission of supporting the 71st Rescue Squadron. Those tasks consist of: pre-flight inspection, removing plugs and cover, repairing any problems found during crew pre-flight checks as well as marshaling the aircraft for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

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