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  • Aircraft Metals Technology

    Specialty Summary. Designs, welds, heat treats, fabricates, and machines precision tools, components, and assemblies for aerospace weapon systems and related support equipment (SE). Duties and Responsibilities: Advises on metals machining, welding, designing, and production problems. Designs, manufactures, or modifies special precision tools,
  • Aircraft Structural Maintenance

    Specialty Summary. Designs, repairs, modifies and fabricates aircraft, metal, plastic, composite, advanced composite, low observables, and bonded structural parts and components. Applies preservative treatments to aircraft, missiles, and support equipment (SE). Duties and Responsibilities: Assembles structural parts and components to meet
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Career Field

    The Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) field encompasses functions that enhance aircrew performance through the proper equipment integration of the human and the aircraft. Aircrew Flight Equipment personnel issue, fit, repair, and maintain human-side flight equipment such as parachutes, helmets, oxygen equipment, anti-gravity garments, anti-exposure
  • Airfield Management

    Specialty Summary. Supervises and performs airfield management functions and activities. Coordinates with aircrews, air traffic control, and various base agencies that provide for safe operation of aircraft in the airfield environment and through national and international airspace. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 155600. Duties and
  • Aviation Resource Management

    Specialty Summary. Performs and manages aviation and parachutist Host Aviation Resource Management (HARM) and Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM) functions related to scheduling, standardization and evaluation, flying and ground training, aviation flight records, parachutist jump records and squadron operations. Operates and maintains the
  • Avionics

    Specialty Summary. Manages and directs maintenance functions and activities. Included are areas of avionics sensors, communications and navigation, guidance and control, airborne warning and control radar, inertial and radar navigation, airborne command post communication systems, avionics test stations, electronic warfare (EW) systems, and
  • Boom Operator

    Specialty Summary. Performs in-flight refueling aircrew functions and activities according to flight manuals, checklists, and Unites States Air Force publications. Duties and Responsibilities: Performs in-flight refueling aircrew duties. Checks forms for equipment status. Performs visual and operational check of air refueling and associated systems
  • Chaplain Career Field

    The Chaplain Assistant Career Field builds a culture of spiritual care for Air Force members, their families and other authorized personnel, while pursuing the Chaplain Service vision of Glorify God, Honor Airmen and Serve All. Chaplain assistants facilitate religious observances, pastoral care, and provide advice to leadership on spiritual,
  • Civil Engineering Career Field

    The Civil Engineering Career Field encompasses: mechanical and electrical activities to install, operate, maintain, and repair base direct support systems and equipment; electrical facilities; electrical power generation and distribution; and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment, and their controls.
  • Commander's Welcome

    Hello, and welcome to the 126th Air Refueling Wing. I'm Colonel Peter Nezamis and on behalf of the more than 900 men and women of the 126 ARW, I want to thank you for your interest in our Wing. The 126 ARW is the oldest Air National Guard unit in Illinois and also holds the distinction of being the first Air Refueling unit in the Air National