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Fire truck, MHE shop drives Spangdahlem's heavy equipment forward

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Vigil, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance supervisor, positions a jack to lift a fire truck at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 6, 2020. The fire truck and material handling equipment shop is responsible for maintaining a safe and serviceable fleet throughout the vehicle's life cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriel Rothbart, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight vehicle maintenance apprentice, prepares to install a tire on a rim at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 6, 2020. There are six Airmen assigned to the fire truck and material handling equipment shop to help manage and perform maintenance on 46 MHE vehicles and 17 fire trucks valued at approximately $37 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Vigil, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance supervisor, right, and Airman 1st Class Gabriel Rothbart, 52nd LRS vehicle maintenance apprentice, left, remove a tire from the rim at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 6, 2020. The fire truck and material handling equipment shop's primary function is to perform scheduled & unscheduled maintenance on a variety of military and commercial vehicles to include preventative inspections, diagnostics, repair and rebuild of components, and assemblies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

Vehicles sit in the fire truck and material handling equipment shop awaiting inspection at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 6, 2020. The fire truck and MHE shop is responsible for overall management and maintenance of the 52nd Fighter Wing's vehicle fleet and assign, account for, and maintain vehicle assets so they are safe, efficient, and environmentally sound to meet the wing's needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriel Rothbart, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance apprentice, works on a fire truck engine at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 6, 2020. The fire truck and material handling equipment shop maintains and services all of Spangdahlem´┐Żs fire protection vehicles, cargo loaders, forklifts, aircraft refueling vehicles, flightline support and civil engineering heavy equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Vigil, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance supervisor, left, and Airman 1st Class Gabriel Rothbart, 52nd LRS vehicle maintenance apprentice, right, put tools away at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 6, 2020. At the end of every work day Airmen from the fire truck and material handling equipment shop clean and confirm that all tools are stored back into their proper toolbox to ensure that they are ready for use the following day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriel Rothbart, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance apprentice, washes his hands after completing his work at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 6, 2020. Airmen who work with grease or oil use a soap containing sand to help remove the residue off their hands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriel Rothbart, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance apprentice, draws a vehicle on his notebook during a break at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, May 6, 2020. The fire truck and material handling equipment shop maintains an 84 percent mission capable rate average, six percent above the standard of 78 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

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