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U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. Pierce Gillis, 8th Maintenance Group quality inspector, ensures an environmental control system duct cap is securely tightened at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 18, 2020. QA's primary mission is to inspect and ensure maintenance processes are being completed in accordance with Air Force Instructions to ensure the safety of all personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)
Tech. Sgt. Pierce Gillis

QA keeps the Wolf Pack safe

The 8th Maintenance Group quality assurance flight evaluates all aspects of maintenance performed by flightline and back shop personnel to ensure standards meet Air Force Instruction guidance.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Phillip Mathews, 8th Operations Support Squadron weather operations NCO in charge, ensures the TMQ-53 is providing weather data at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2020. The TMQ-53 is a portable, automated weather station used to set up in austere locations to attain weather data from the area. The equipment takes roughly 30 minutes for a two-member team to set up and 45 minutes for a lone member. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Hetlage)
Tech. Sgt. Phillip Mathews

Weather flight forecasts rain down in South Korea

Inclement weather can rain on anyone’s parade, including flying operations, physical training and more. The 8th Operations Support Squadron weather flight monitors the sky to keep the Wolf Pack looking on the bright side at Kunsan Air Base.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly Hannum, 51st Mission Support Group deputy commander, dons an Explosive Ordnance Disposal 10 Bomb Suit, May 18, 2020, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Despite his setback of Tourette syndrome, which is a nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds, his condition didn’t prevent his ability to neutralize bombs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Nash)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly Hannum

Tourette’s poses no setback for EOD Airman

Tuning out the pounding of his own heartbeat, nerves tense as a young Air Force explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officer disarms bombs in some of Southwest Asia’s most dangerous warzones.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Houston Jorgensen, 8th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, ensures the TMQ-53 is providing weather data to the laptop at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 8, 2020. The TMQ-53 is a portable, automated weather station used to set up in austere locations to attain weather data from the area. The equipment takes roughly 30 minutes for a two-member team to set up and 45 minutes for a lone member. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Hetlage)
Senior Airman Houston Jorgensen

Weather flight forecasts rain down in South Korea

Inclement weather can rain on anyone’s parade, including flying operations, physical training and more.

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