Vehicle maintainers: Making the mission go

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jan K. Valle
  • 435th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Ryan Knutson, 736th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, repaired an ambulance at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, May 25, 2021. He spent three days installing a new part to the ambulance and making other repairs so first responders have a safe and reliable vehicle when traveling to emergencies.

“The most challenging part of the job is waiting for parts,” said Knutson. “If we don’t have a part, especially in a deployed environment, we’re pretty much waiting a month or two or even three months to get those parts in.”