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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle (left) and Staff Sgt Kyle Evans, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, purge the Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) tube to clear any impurities that may have settled since its last use. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LIN.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle (left) and Staff Sgt Kyle Evans, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, purge the Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) tube to clear any impurities that may have settled since its last use. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LIN. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, fills a Liquid Oxygen (LOX) cart here Dec 20. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LOX. The LOX is used in aircraft as the breathing oxygen for pilots. It is run through an odor particulate sample before every cart is filled to ensure the pilots only receive good oxygen.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, fills a Liquid Oxygen (LOX) cart here Dec 20. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LOX. The LOX is used in aircraft as the breathing oxygen for pilots. It is run through an odor particulate sample before every cart is filled to ensure the pilots only receive good oxygen. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, fills a test jar with Liquid Oxygen (LOX) here Dec 20 during an odor particulate sample test. The LOX is used as the breathing oxygen in aircraft and a test is conducted before every LOX cart is filled to ensure pilots only receive good oxygen.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, fills a test jar with Liquid Oxygen (LOX) here Dec 20 during an odor particulate sample test. The LOX is used as the breathing oxygen in aircraft and a test is conducted before every LOX cart is filled to ensure pilots only receive good oxygen. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- A sample of Liquid Oxygen (LOX), which is baby blue in color, boils off during an odor particulate sample test at the cryogenics storage facility here on Dec 20. The LOX is used as the breathing oxygen in aircraft and a sample is taken before each LOX cart is filled to ensure the pilots only receive good oxygen. Cryogenics is controlled by the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- A sample of Liquid Oxygen (LOX), which is baby blue in color, boils off during an odor particulate sample test at the cryogenics storage facility here on Dec 20. The LOX is used as the breathing oxygen in aircraft and a sample is taken before each LOX cart is filled to ensure the pilots only receive good oxygen. Cryogenics is controlled by the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, purges the Liquid Oxygen (LOX) tube to clear any impurities that may have settled since its last use. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LOX. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, purges the Liquid Oxygen (LOX) tube to clear any impurities that may have settled since its last use. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LOX. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, purges the Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) tube to clear any impurities that may have settled since its last use. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LIN.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Andrew Tuttle, 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, purges the Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) tube to clear any impurities that may have settled since its last use. The plume is the result of burnoff and the extremely low boiling point of the LIN. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Tanks of Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) and Liquid Oxygen (LOX) sit in the cryogenics storage facility here on Dec 20. The LOX is used in aircraft as the breathing oxygen for pilots and the LIN is used to fill aircraft tires. Cryogenics is controlled by the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Tanks of Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) and Liquid Oxygen (LOX) sit in the cryogenics storage facility here on Dec 20. The LOX is used in aircraft as the breathing oxygen for pilots and the LIN is used to fill aircraft tires. Cryogenics is controlled by the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)