Friday, April 5, 2014

On the cover
Senior Airman Corey Rhoads, a 19th Communications Squadron airfield systems technician, inspects his safety rope prior to climbing a radio tower March 25 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Inspecting all ropes and harnesses prior to climbing is a good safety practice and vital to mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Scott Poe)

Combat Airlifter
of the Week
Tech. Sgt. Dustin Noe, 19th Maintenance Group noncommissioned officer in charge of the trainer development team, inspects the integrated flightdeck systems trainer March 24 at Little Rock Air Force Base. Noe manages maintenance training devices valued at more than $72 million, facilitating more than 3,000 training hours and ensuring training time for 4,000 joint forces annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Clark)









The Consolidated Tool Kit Support Flight puts the tools in the hands of the aircraft maintainers, while ensuring that the tools needed to work on the aircraft do not cause future damage. Every shift completes a full inventory of more than 27,000 pieces of equipment including the counting of every rag prior to taking control of the account. In 2013 the CTK Support Flight incorporated reading the Common Access Card to increase accountability for Airmen signing out equipment. “We have 2,000 pieces of potential foreign object debris,” Tech. Sgt. Fredrick Jahn said. “We have to be as near to perfect as we possibly can.” The improvements in tracking equipment and constant inspections have helped the CTK Support Flight of the 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron receive a 98 percent pass rate during their inspections. The attention placed on tracking the smallest piece of equipment to counting the number of rags in a tool box can be the difference between FOD damage potentially causing catastrophic damage to an aircraft or a successful mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Chisholm)

TRX: Expeditionary force trainer helps Airmen stay fit to fight
Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base now have another avenue to maintain their fit-to-fight lifestyle. Along with gym access 24/7, Airmen now have the opportunity to use the TRX Expeditionary Force Trainer to maintain their physical fitness.

Why I am a victim’s advocate
When I was sophomore through senior in college, I became a peer-tutor mentor, which was a student that helped freshman smoothly transition from high school to their first year of college in any way that was needed.
The Diamond Experience
Have you ever sat in your unit wondering, “Who can I talk to about this issue, or how is my unit allowing this to happen?”
Ever thought to yourself, “I would never handle an issue that way”?

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