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39 MXS lifts Incirlik to new heights

A pneumatic manifold is seen prior to a demonstration during an immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The manifold control console is used to control and monitor inflation of the 15-and-26 ton airbags. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A pneumatic manifold is seen prior to a demonstration during an immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The manifold control console is used to control and monitor inflation of the 15-and-26 ton airbags. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Leadership from the 39th Air Base Wing receives a briefing about the capabilities of pneumatic lifting bags during a 39th Maintenance Squadron immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 39th MXS’ transient alert crash recovery section uses lifting bags to raise a crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Leadership from the 39th Air Base Wing receives a briefing about the capabilities of pneumatic lifting bags during a 39th Maintenance Squadron immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 39th MXS’ transient alert crash recovery section uses lifting bags to raise a crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Brewington (far right), 39th Maintenance Squadron transient alert crash and recovery section chief, explains the capabilities of pneumatic lifting bags to leadership from the 39th Air Base Wing during a 39th MXS immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The lifting bags assist the section with performing their primary mission of ensuring the runway is clear and ready to support NATO’s southern region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Brewington (far right), 39th Maintenance Squadron transient alert crash and recovery section chief, explains the capabilities of pneumatic lifting bags to leadership from the 39th Air Base Wing during a 39th MXS immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The lifting bags assist the section with performing their primary mission of ensuring the runway is clear and ready to support NATO’s southern region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Roxberry (right), 39th Air Base Wing command chief and Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Brewington, 39th Maintenance Squadron transient alert crash and recovery section chief, deflate a pneumatic lifting bag during a 39th MXS immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Lifting bags enable personnel to quickly and safely lift or move a disabled aircraft, ensuring the runway can resume normal operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Roxberry (right), 39th Air Base Wing command chief and Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Brewington, 39th Maintenance Squadron transient alert crash and recovery section chief, deflate a pneumatic lifting bag during a 39th MXS immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Lifting bags enable personnel to quickly and safely lift or move a disabled aircraft, ensuring the runway can resume normal operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Johnson, 39th Maintenance Squadron transient alert crash and recovery team member, showcases newly acquired pneumatic lifting bags during a 39th MXS immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The bags provide the team with greater flexibility to lift and stabilize various aircraft including fighters and cargo aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Johnson, 39th Maintenance Squadron transient alert crash and recovery team member, showcases newly acquired pneumatic lifting bags during a 39th MXS immersion tour Sept. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The bags provide the team with greater flexibility to lift and stabilize various aircraft including fighters and cargo aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

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Members of the 39th Maintenance Squadron's transient alert crash and recovery section showcase the capabilities of their newly acquired pneumatic lifting bags. The section uses lifting bags to enable personnel to quickly and safely lift or move a crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft. As one of several recovery methods, lifting bags assist the section with performing their primary mission of ensuring the runway is clear and postured to support NATO’s southern region.