447 crew chiefs keep A-10s soaring

U.S. Senior Airman Justin Macken (left), and Staff Sgt. Alex Albrecht, crew chiefs with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, speak with the A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot during a pre-flight check April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Senior Airman Justin Macken (left), and Staff Sgt. Alex Albrecht, crew chiefs with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, speak with the A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot during a pre-flight check April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts a pre-flight check in an A-10 Thunderbolt II prior to taxiing April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. The pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts a pre-flight check in an A-10 Thunderbolt II prior to taxiing April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. The pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reider (left), and Staff Sgt. William Flores, crew chiefs with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, check the landing gear of an A-10 Thunderbolt II May 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Crew chiefs are responsible for launching, recovering and maintaining aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reider (left), and Staff Sgt. William Flores, crew chiefs with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, check the landing gear of an A-10 Thunderbolt II May 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Crew chiefs are responsible for launching, recovering and maintaining aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reider, crew chief with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes a pilot in an A-10 Thunderbolt II prior to taxiing May 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Crew chiefs are responsible for launching, recovering and maintaining aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reider, crew chief with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes a pilot in an A-10 Thunderbolt II prior to taxiing May 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Crew chiefs are responsible for launching, recovering and maintaining aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, taxis May 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The combat missions flown are in direct support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, taxis May 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The combat missions flown are in direct support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, conducts a pre-flight check in an A-10 Thunderbolt II May 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, conducts a pre-flight check in an A-10 Thunderbolt II May 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- U.S. Senior Airman Justin Macken (left), and Staff Sgt. Alex Albrecht, crew chiefs with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, speak with the A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot during a pre-flight check April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)