Dual role Airman alleviates manning, works life-saving position

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Tidline, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircrew egress technician who is cross-utilized in a crew chief’s role for the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, jumps to inspect the top of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft wing while preparing the jet for a sortie Aug. 17, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RF-A enables joint and international maintenance units to sharpen their skills by preparing jets to fly simulated combat sorties in a realistic threat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel
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