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100th AMXS Jet Shop ‘engine doctors’ keep KC-135s healthy

Members of the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Jet Shop pose for a photo in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. The shop maintains all KC-135 engines on base, supporting the wing in strategic aerial refueling objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Members of the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Jet Shop pose for a photo in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. The shop maintains all KC-135 engines on base, supporting the wing in strategic aerial refueling objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airman 1st Class Eric Ridout, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice, tightens a bolt on an F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. In addition to repairing engines, the shop conducts periodic maintenance inspections after a certain number of flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airman 1st Class Eric Ridout, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, tightens a bolt on an F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. In addition to repairing engines, the shop conducts periodic maintenance inspections after a certain number of flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airman 1st Class Eric Ridout, 100th Aircraft maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, examines the underside of an F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. Jet propulsion Airmen are required to work in tight spaces to ensure the engines powering the 100th Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135 fleet remain in good condition.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airman 1st Class Eric Ridout, 100th Aircraft maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, examines the underside of an F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. Jet propulsion Airmen are required to work in tight spaces to ensure the engines powering the 100th Air Refueling Wing’s KC-135 fleet remain in good condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airman 1st Class Rajendra Harilall, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, performs maintenance on a KC-135 Stratotanker F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. Jet propulsion Airmen work together to make sure the engines powering KC-135s provide the thrust needed to deliver rapid air refueling capability throughout the United States Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron).

Airman 1st Class Rajendra Harilall, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, performs maintenance on a KC-135 Stratotanker F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. Jet propulsion Airmen work together to make sure the engines powering KC-135s provide the thrust needed to deliver rapid air refueling capability throughout the United States Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron).

Airman 1st Class Rajendra Harilall, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, inspects the blades of an F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. Maintainers frequently examine the blades for foreign object damage and to verify components can safely operate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airman 1st Class Rajendra Harilall, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, inspects the blades of an F108 turbofan engine at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. Maintainers frequently examine the blades for foreign object damage and to verify components can safely operate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Staff Sgt. Ernesto Rojas (left), 100th AMXS aerospace propulsion craftsman, and Airman 1st Class Rajendra Harilall (right), 100th Aircraft Maintenace Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, discuss a maintenance issue at RAF Mildenhall England, June 9, 2020. Engine expertise is developed through years of hands-on experience troubleshooting engine issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Staff Sgt. Ernesto Riojas (left), 100th AMXS aerospace propulsion craftsman, and Airman 1st Class Rajendra Harilall (right), 100th Aircraft Maintenace Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, discuss a maintenance issue at RAF Mildenhall England, June 9, 2020. Engine expertise is developed through years of hands-on experience troubleshooting engine issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airman 1st Class Eric Ridout and Airman 1st Class Rajendra Harilall, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeymen, conduct a tool check at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. The tool check is accomplished to confirm all equipment is accounted for and no foreign object debris is left in the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Airman 1st Class Eric Ridout and Airman 1st Class Rajendra Harilall, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeymen, conduct a tool check at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. The tool check is accomplished to confirm all equipment is accounted for and no foreign object debris is left in the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Maintainers of the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Jet Shop discuss maintenance practices at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. Troubleshooting ability and knowing how the engine works is integral to successful maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Maintainers of the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Jet Shop discuss maintenance practices at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 9, 2020. Troubleshooting ability and knowing how the engine works is integral to successful maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

RAF Mildenhall, England --

The 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Jet Shop at RAF Mildenhall, England, maintains all KC-135 Stratotanker engines on base. 

The shop repairs F108 turbofan engines and conducts periodic inspections, ensuring the KC-135s are ready to deliver rapid global aerial refueling around-the-clock.