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Tech. Sgt Mark McKunes (right) poses for a picture with a fellow firefighter recently at an undisclosed location. McKune is deployed from the 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. Honoring Sept 11 through service and deployment
For one Westover firefighter, his first deployment holds a deeper meaning than most.“It was hard not to get a little emotional when I saw the aircraft take off,” said Tech. Sgt. Mark McKunes, a 439th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter who’s on his first deployment here to Southwest Asia. “Being deployed during 9/11 was very moving—that’s the
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Master Sgt Joseph Coffey, an aero repair technician assigned to the 439th Maintenance Squadron, works on a ball screw drive assembly in a C-5M Super Galaxy August 23, 2017, located in Westover Air Reserve Base's Isochronal (ISO) Maintenance Dock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Hanna N. Smith) Westover ARB maintainer explains detailed repair to C-5 nose-gear
The C-5 - one of the most complex aircraft in the inventory - challenged Westover's renowned aircraft maintainers recently, as Airmen salvaged parts from the former fleet to help with restoring the remaining operational jets.Tech Sgt. Nathan Staples, a 439th Maintenance Squadron aero repair technician, explained how the two ball-screw drive
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