Gateway Wing keeps planes maintained

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  • By Lt. Col. Stan Paregien
  • 932nd Airlift Wing
An Air Force Reserve Command C-40C aircraft sits ready for another mission, framed by a replica of the Gateway Arch at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.. The 932nd Airlift Wing's Maintenance Group is responsible for training Airmen to inspect, maintain and repair Air Force Reserve Command C-40C planes. The 932nd MXG's management enables the 932nd Operations Group's pilots to fly distinguished visitor (DV) airlift around the world, anywhere they are needed by the nation's leaders. Here, several maintainers prepare to make inspection checks on the plane on a windy winter day, January 2, 2020 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Illinois unit, which is part of 22nd Air Force, under Air Force Reserve Command, flies four of the C-40C planes worldwide. The unit is known as the "Gateway Wing" among Air Force Reserve units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)