Always ready for teaching moments

Tech. Sgt. Kenis Wallace, 932nd Maintenance Group C-40 Maintenance Instructor, points to an open area of the engine to explain the parts layout for a visitor on May 8, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. According to Wallace, "Here at the 932nd Maintenance Group, we provide maintenance training for all of the units that fly the C-40, including active, guard and reserve." This time around the 932nd Airlift Wing had five flying crew chiefs from the 15th AMXS at Hickam Air Force Base, and four from the 89th MXG located at Andrews Air Force Base. "What we were doing was our Flying Crew Chief specialty course, during which we spend two weeks providing advanced training for Active Duty Flying Crew Chiefs. We provide training on scenarios and troubleshooting that may happen when they're out with an aircraft on the road (traveling)," said Wallace. While a recent FOD (foreign object damage) walk was going on, 932nd MXG members were training their visiting guests on opening engine fan cowls and thrust reversers. "With the engines opened we trained component location and identification on the core of the engine," said Wallace. He pays attention to detail every day in all conditions, no matter if it is the coldest day in the winter, or hottest day in summer, and enjoys his work at Scott Air Force Base. "As far as what I love about my job, it is the people. Maintainers work hard and play hard even when its hot and 100 degrees out and everyone is trying to get the job done, at the end of the day everyone is like your family and you can always have a laugh," Wallace added. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)

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