Life support shop keeps Spangdahlem pilots safe

The helmet contains a holographic image that is displayed wherever the pilot looks, also known as a heads up display.

Bill Talton, 480th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, removes the visor from a helmet at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 5, 2018. The helmet contains a holographic image that is displayed wherever the pilot looks, also known as a heads up display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

The survival kit includes an extra radio, signal flares, first aid kit, a compass, survival knife, drinking water, blanket, matches, strobe light, and a beacon.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon is equipped with a survival kit to assist the pilot in the case of an ejection, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 5, 2018. The survival kit includes an extra radio, signal flares, first aid kit, a compass, survival knife, drinking water, blanket, matches, strobe light, and a beacon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

Each suit is repaired as needed and checked constantly to ensure it is performing properly.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sabastion Duke, 480th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, repairs a piece of equipment from a flight suit at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 5, 2018. Each suit is repaired as needed and checked constantly to ensure it is performing properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

A pilot's F-16 helmet includes mounted night vision goggles that allow pilots to see in low light situations.

Bill Talton, 480th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, displays how pilots use night vision goggles in relation to their F-16 helmets at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 5, 2018. A pilot's F-16 helmet includes mounted night vision goggles that allow pilots to see in low light situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

The device makes it possible for pilots to text on a secure network anywhere in the world.

Bill Talton, 480th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, operates a shout nano communication device, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 5, 2018. The device makes it possible for pilots to text on a secure network anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

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