Maintenance prolongs aircraft’s lifespan

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  • By Staff Sgt. Alan Ricker
Airman 1st Class Jacob Pippin and A1C Michael Adair, 15th Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, operate a motorized stand to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III during a home station check at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 7, 2023. Each C-17 undergoes a mandatory home station check every 180 days, allowing several maintenance shops to inspect the entire airframe and prolong its operational condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alan Ricker)