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Chief Master Sgt. Chris Ford of the 512th Maintenance Squadron leads members of the Liberty Wing’s Development and Training Flight on a tour of the Dover Air Force Base, Del., maintenance complex Aug. 18, 2012. The flight provides new enlistees to the Air Force Reserve with help transitioning from civilian to military life even before they head to Basic Military Training. The program is being replicated throughout the Air Force Reserve Command and requires recruits to participate one weekend each month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti)
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Future 512th Airmen continue training

Posted 8/21/2012   Updated 8/21/2012 Email story   Print story

    

8/21/2012 - DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Members of the 512th Airlift Wing's Development and Training Flight toured the aircraft maintenance complex Saturday here and then cleaned up the area around the Campus for the Families of the Fallen.

The group provides new enlistees to the Air Force Reserve with help transitioning from civilian to military life even before they head to Basic Military Training and technical school training. The program is being replicated throughout the Air Force Reserve Command and requires recruits to participate one weekend each month.

The future Airmen learned about maintenance required to keep C-5 Galaxies and C-17 Globemasters operational on a tour led by Chief Master Sgt. Chris Ford, a 35-year veteran of Air Force maintenance work. Among the sections they visited were avionics, structural repair, painting and the engine tear-down shop.

Later, they worked at the Families of the Fallen campus, which consists of three main areas: the Center for Families of the Fallen, the Fisher House for Families of the Fallen and Meditation Pavilion. The facilities are designed to provide families with an area of privacy, comfort and support while they are at Dover AFB to witness the dignified transfer of the remains of their loved ones.

The detail was organized by trainee Justin Cornwell, a future member of the 512th Civil Engineer Squadron who is currently awaiting to attend Basic Military Training and technical school. The entire class of 29 trainees participated by picking up trash and removing weeds from the gardens around the complex.



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