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A-Team rolls out mobility airpower tire-by-tire

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Tires are stored at the tire shop at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021. The shop stores tires for all C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker, and KC-46 Pegasus aircraft on Altus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

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Billy Hamilton, 97th Maintenance Squadron Configurations Flight aircraft worker, prepares rims for inspection at the tire shop at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021. After the rims of the tires are painted, they are delivered to the tire shop where they are inspected and prepared for fitting onto the tires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

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Javier Martinez, 97th Maintenance Squadron Configurations Flight aircraft worker, loosens screws on a rim in the tire shop at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021. This is one of the first steps of putting the tire on the rim after it is inspected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

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Javier Martinez, 97th Maintenance Squadron Configurations Flight aircraft worker, tightens a rim in a KC-135 Stratotanker tire in the tire shop on Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021. All machinery is operated with earplugs and glasses for worker’s safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

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Bill Hamilton, 97th Maintenance Squadron Configurations Flight aircraft worker, inserts a lubricated gasket into a rim of a tire in the tire shop at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021. This is one of the last steps before tightening all screws in the rim. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

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Javier Martinez and Julie Waldroop, 97th Maintenance Squadron Configurations Flight aircraft workers, tighten screws on a C-17 Globemaster III tire. The tire is slightly deflated to ensure safety of the A-Team members while they tighten screws. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

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Members of the tire shop pose for a group photo in the tire shop at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021. The tire shop includes 13 A-Team members who support the mission of Mobility’s Hometown. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.-- Aircraft workers from the 97th Maintenance Squadron Configurations Flight prepare tires for aircraft at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021.

The A-Team prepares, repairs and cleans tires for aircraft to be mission ready at all times. Tires are vital to the planes’ ability to safely takeoff and land, therefore every tire is thoroughly inspected and carefully prepared to ensure safety.

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