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airforcebigtank

Member Since 09 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active May 30 2012 06:56 PM

About Me

Hi, I'm Jesse!

I'm finally getting around to putting a little info up here, lol.

I am in the United States Air Force and have been for almost 9 years now.  Sometimes I really love it; and sometimes it's a real drag.  Over these 9 years I've learned to take the rough patches lightly, becuase it will get better.

I am an Aerospace Maintenance Craftsman, which is a big title for an aircraft mechanic or crew chief.  I do general inspections, servicing, and repairs.  Think about a general auto mechanic; that is me, only I work on mutli-million dollar aircraft.  Sometimes this job gets very repetative, but when the strange comes along, or you launch that special mission, it makes it all worth it.

Okay....So you might ask what I work on!  Well, I have worked on a few airframes.

When I first joined I worked on the C-141b Starlifter.  It was officially retired from active duty in 2003, and soon thereafter from the reserved forces as well.  I miss this baby, as most who have worked it do.  Most mechanics also have the most love for their first airframe as I do.

Here is a picture of the old workhorse in flight.
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Since the retirement of the C-141 I have been working the C-17a Globemaster III.  This is the newest and most advanced cargo aircraft in the inventory.  Now I don't like how many computers are on board, but I don't have to fix them, so I guess I shouldn't complain.  There are many conveniences with this plan, but some things they just did wrong in my opinion.  I won't get into that though.

Here is a picture of a C-17.
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During my time in Turkey I have also had the unpleasure of occasionally working the C-5a/b Galaxy.  These are big hulking beasts that break every time they land, or at least it seems that way.  They are not near as bad as what people say, but they have their problems.  I will be glad if I never have to touch one again.

Well, that's about me.  If you wanna talk about what I do let me know, I've been doing it for a while.  Also, if you have any questions about the Air Force, ASK.  I'd be more than happy to talk about the opportunities the Air Force and the other branches of service privide.  I respect anyone who serves the USA as I have, especially the younger generation that have signed in he Post 9-11 era.

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I have since separated from the Air Force.  I am going to school and working part time.  Getting TT in when I can, but sometimes it's tough.

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