Airman 1st Class Sean Rippens

by Senior Airman Omari Bernard
18th Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Sean Rippens, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60G Pavehawk crew chief, drains the main gear box during a phase inspection at Kadena Air Base, Japan. A phase inspection or 600-hour inspection ensures that the aircraft stays maintained, serviceable and mission ready.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard/Released)

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