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Maintainers keep "Hercs" in the air for the relief effort

Posted 3/31/2011   Updated 3/31/2011 Email story   Print story


3/31/2011 - Airman 1st Class Stephen Tessier, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, applies grease to bolts for a C-130 Hercules here March 31. As part of Operation Tomodachi, the U.S. military has mobilized its humanitarian airlift capabilities to support emergency relief efforts throughout quake and tsunami affected regions of Japan that are. Yokota's location and tactical airlift capability makes the base a key element of these efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer)

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