Airman 1st Class Deandre Tipton

Airman 1st Class Deandre Tipton

by Kadena Air Base
U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Deandre Tipton, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15 Eagle crew chief, works to replace a pitch-roll channel assembly (PRCA) on an F-15 Jan. 8, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Air Force crew chiefs are responsible for both preventive and reparative maintenance for their assigned aircraft. PRCAs act as the central hub for flight controls for the aircraft, making them a vital component for steady or aggressive maneuvers during flight.

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