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Airman 1st Class Alexander Moreto, a 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems apprentice, left, inspects a tool kit prior to checking it out during a shift change at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Tool kits are inspected to ensure every piece is intact when it is checked out and returned. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Airman 1st Class Alexander Moreto, a 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems apprentice, left, inspects a tool kit prior to checking it out during a shift change at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Tool kits are inspected to ensure every piece is intact when it is checked out and returned. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., are responsible for nearly $30 million in tools, for which they maintain an inventory. There are tool kits for various career fields and the shop checks these items in and out more than 1,000 times a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., are responsible for nearly $30 million in tools, for which they maintain an inventory. There are tool kits for various career fields and the shop checks these items in and out more than 1,000 times a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron receive a briefing during their roll call at shift change on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. During shift change, the Airmen are briefed on current weather conditions and different events going on around the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson

Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron receive a briefing during their roll call at shift change on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. During shift change, the Airmen are briefed on current weather conditions and different events going on around the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson

Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s aircraft hydraulic system shop work on a B-1B Lancer inside a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. These Airmen are responsible for ensuring the hydraulic and pneumatic systems are in working order, and they maintain and repair items like the landing gear, brakes and flight controls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s aircraft hydraulic system shop work on a B-1B Lancer inside a hangar at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. These Airmen are responsible for ensuring the hydraulic and pneumatic systems are in working order, and they maintain and repair items like the landing gear, brakes and flight controls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Petroski, a 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, right, and Senior Airman Dalton Christopherson, a 28th AMXS hydraulic systems apprentice, left, inspect the right-side actuator on a B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Hydraulic systems Airmen are responsible for any air, gas or fluid-pressurized components on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Petroski, a 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, right, and Senior Airman Dalton Christopherson, a 28th AMXS hydraulic systems apprentice, left, inspect the right-side actuator on a B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Hydraulic systems Airmen are responsible for any air, gas or fluid-pressurized components on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

A group of aerospace propulsion Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron gather to fix a piece of a B-1B Lancer engine on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Commonly known as jet engine mechanics, these Airmen are tasked with maintaining, repairing and testing all parts of the engines to ensure they are operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

A group of aerospace propulsion Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron gather to fix a piece of a B-1B Lancer engine on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Commonly known as jet engine mechanics, these Airmen are tasked with maintaining, repairing and testing all parts of the engines to ensure they are operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

A 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion Airman performs maintenance on a grounded B-1B Lancer on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Aerospace propulsion Airmen specialize in the aircraft’s jet mechanics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

A 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion Airman performs maintenance on a grounded B-1B Lancer on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Aerospace propulsion Airmen specialize in the aircraft’s jet mechanics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Senior Airman Zachary Rogers, a 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, smiles as he performs maintenance on a grounded B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Aerospace propulsion, hydraulic systems, crew chiefs and avionics all work together in their area of expertise to ensure the aircraft is properly maintained and ready to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Senior Airman Zachary Rogers, a 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, smiles as he performs maintenance on a grounded B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Aerospace propulsion, hydraulic systems, crew chiefs and avionics all work together in their area of expertise to ensure the aircraft is properly maintained and ready to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Funk, a crew chief assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, taxies an aircraft into a spot on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Crew chiefs are responsible for the B1-B Lancers’ day-to-day maintenance including post flight and preflight inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Funk, a crew chief assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, taxies an aircraft into a spot on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. Crew chiefs are responsible for the B1-B Lancers’ day-to-day maintenance including post flight and preflight inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

A crew chief assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepares to perform a post-flight inspection on a B-1B Lancer on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. In addition to the day-to-day maintenance, crew chiefs are responsible for diagnosing malfunctions and replacing components on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)
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A crew chief assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepares to perform a post-flight inspection on a B-1B Lancer on the flight line at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Dec. 4, 2018. In addition to the day-to-day maintenance, crew chiefs are responsible for diagnosing malfunctions and replacing components on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise Jenson)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Airmen from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform numerous functions that keep the B-1B Lancers at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., in mint contition to deter, assure and strike whenever they are called to the mission.