All Systems Go: Barksdale maintainers hone aircraft quick regeneration skills

The mid-afternoon Louisiana sun beams down, heating up the flight line. Cautiously, the Airmen observe the sky; as the giant approaches, the Airmen prepare their gear. Tires hit the runway, smoke billows and with the tug of a lever a drag chute deploys. The Airmen begin their work like a pit-crew, inspecting systems, refueling the aircraft and checking components. Every step of the way they tweak and adapt tasks, developing skills crucial to the mission.