Air Force Maintainers: The Behind the Scenes Warriors

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An Air Force Maintainer’s job may not be glamorous, and they don’t get the attention that the pilots do but, as you will see and hear in this video, they neither need the attention, nor do they want it. What they want is to do the best job possible they can for the success of the Air Force mission.

And they are the best.

Air Force Maintainers are the skilled experts behind every part of a plane’s complex machinery and computer systems. They know each of the planes they work on intimately. They know every detail of the mechanics, the electronics and the “brains” of the modern aircraft, and they are in charge of maintaining those things to the highest levels of efficiency. They load every bomb, pack every parachute, touch every button the pilots will touch; they know every bolt, screw and schematic like the back of their hands.

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The work of an Air Force Maintainer often takes place behind the scenes, and it’s critical to the fleet.

The Air Force mission would be mute without these unsung warriors.

This video is a good object lesson for all of us. We pay a great deal of attention to those who do the up front and visible things and too often forget about the men and women who make things work, make things possible behind the scenes. As a result we forget their absolute importance to the success of everything.

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Throughout history, Air Force Maintainers have helped their peers soar high, with confidence.


Without these maintainers and their constantly developing skills to meet the increasingly technological elements the modern military aircraft, nothing would happen.

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Air Force Maintainers continue to be an integral part of the USAF.


The main thing we all need to know about these behind the scenes professionals is that their dedication to excellence, their commitment to their duties, their aircraft and to the pilots that will be flying the planes is total.

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The aircraft get bigger and faster, but the work of the Air Force Maintainer remains the same.

They care deeply about what they do and who they do it for.

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The Veterans Site honors the hard work and the dedication to duty that the Air Force Maintenance bring to their work every day. We send our respect and our thanks for all that they do.

Aim High, Airmen! You are the best.

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Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.
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