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    Flying Tiger spouses tour 23d AMXS

    Flying Tiger spouses tour 23d AMXS

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Eugene Oliver | A Team Moody spouse climbs into the cockpit of an A-10C Thunderbolt II Aug. 23, 2019,...... read more read more

    MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA, UNITED STATES

    08.26.2019

    Story by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver 

    23rd Wing Public Affairs

    Spouses and family members from the 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) toured the squadron and flightline, Aug. 23, here.

    The tour was geared toward showcasing the AMXS mission to family members so they could gain a first-hand understanding of the roles their significant others play in the mission.

    “We wanted to help our family members understand the 23d AMXS mission by bringing them out here on the flightline to see and experience what their spouses do on a daily basis,” said 1st Lt. Nolan Johnsen, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant officer in charge. “A happy home life helps make the challenges of maintaining an aircraft more tolerable and an Airman’s family is a significant contributor to the attitude and overall well-being of the maintenance member.”

    To help the family members get an authentic experience of what comes with life as a maintainer, they were taken on a tour that consisted of a mission brief, an A-10 engine run, simulated launch and recovery of an aircraft, weapons showcase, engine maintenance and the chance to drive a MJ1-B munition handler.

    “I think it’s important to feel a part of the squadron even if you’re not in the military,” said Janice Samuel, wife of Tech. Sgt. Kareem Samuel, 23d AMXS specialist expeditor. “Getting the visual as to what my husband explains to me about his job is extremely beneficial because now I’ve seen the processes that go into his daily work cycle.”

    In addition to immersing spouses with the mission, the tour gave them the opportunity to network with each other to build bonds and forge friendships.

    “Events like this help make the 23d AMXS more connected; the unit grows from a large team into a close-knit and tight family when we include our immediate families in our activities,” said Johnsen. “Our brothers and sisters in arms are part of the 23d AMXS team, but it is also important to develop relationships with the families, since they serve as a core of the support network.”

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    Date Taken: 08.26.2019
    Date Posted: 08.27.2019 08:36
    Story ID: 337544
    Location: MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA, US 

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