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Jordanian officer aces aircraft fuel systems course

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  • By John Ingle
  • 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A Royal Jordanian air force officer broke barriers recently when he aced his technical training with perfect scores on his block exams, earning the ace student award.

1st Lt. Mehrem Khaled took his final test Sept. 28, 2018, to finish his perfect run in the 361st Training Squadron’s aircraft fuel systems apprentice course. He graduated from technical training Oct. 1.

Khaled and other airmen in the 36-day course learned about basic maintenance fundamentals, aircraft fuel systems operations, fuel tank entry, fuel cell familiarization and integral fuel tank familiarization. Aircraft fuel systems Airmen are required to climb inside fuel cells to inspect and detect issues with the bladders as well as perform installation and removal procedures.

Rank and name: 1st Lt. Mehrem Khaled


Unit: Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, Azraq, Zarqa Governorate, Jordan

Duty title: Aircraft fuel systems apprentice

Hometown: Jordan

Time in Service: 6 years

Why you joined the Air Force: To serve my country and because my dad was in the Air Force.

Family: Five brothers, two sisters

Hobbies: Swimming, basketball

Favorite aspect of job: I do like working on turbofan engines.

Most memorable Air Force experience: The most memorable thing for me is my graduation day from the Greek Air Force Academy after five years of hard studying.

How do you make responsible choices: I make it by myself after good analysis of risk.

Instructor comment:

“The lieutenant takes every minute of every day seriously. He exemplifies professionalism.” – Yan Bolduc, 361st Training Squadron aircraft fuel systems instructor