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Vehicle maintenance: The summer rebuild

Airman 1st Class Victor Gathara, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, checks an oil dipstick on a snow removal vehicle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Gathara and other members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop replace fluids and parts, when needed, on all of Ellsworth AFB’s snow fleet vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Airman 1st Class Victor Gathara, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, checks an oil dipstick on a snow removal vehicle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Gathara and other members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop replace fluids and parts, when needed, on all of Ellsworth AFB’s snow fleet vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Daniel Laher, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron heavy mobile equipment mechanic, checks parts inside of a deicing truck at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop perform a rebuild during the summer months on all the base’s snow fleet vehicles to ensure they are ready to operate effectively when winter arrives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Daniel Laher, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron heavy mobile equipment mechanic, checks parts inside of a deicing truck at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop perform a rebuild during the summer months on all the base’s snow fleet vehicles to ensure they are ready to operate effectively when winter arrives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Senior Airman Rebecca English, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, prepares to operate a deicing machine at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop perform a rebuild during the summer months on all the base’s snow fleet vehicles to ensure they are ready to operate effectively when winter arrives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Senior Airman Rebecca English, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, prepares to operate a deicing machine at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop perform a rebuild during the summer months on all the base’s snow fleet vehicles to ensure they are ready to operate effectively when winter arrives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Senior Airman Alexander Lubbe, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, changes an air filter on a snow removal vehicle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop perform a rebuild during the summer months on all the base’s snow fleet vehicles to ensure they are ready to operate effectively when winter arrives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Senior Airman Alexander Lubbe, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, changes an air filter on a snow removal vehicle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop perform a rebuild during the summer months on all the base’s snow fleet vehicles to ensure they are ready to operate effectively when winter arrives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Airman 1st Class Victor Gathara, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, connects a wire to a battery on a snow removal vehicle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop perform a rebuild during the summer months on all the base’s snow fleet vehicles to ensure they are ready to operate effectively when winter arrives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Airman 1st Class Victor Gathara, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, connects a wire to a battery on a snow removal vehicle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop perform a rebuild during the summer months on all the base’s snow fleet vehicles to ensure they are ready to operate effectively when winter arrives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Each year, Airmen from the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance shop conduct a summer rebuild on all of the base’s snow fleet vehicles at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Members from the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop are responsible for keeping 52 snow fleet vehicles operational and able to clear snow from the flight line and base roads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Each year, Airmen from the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance shop conduct a summer rebuild on all of the base’s snow fleet vehicles at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Members from the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop are responsible for keeping 52 snow fleet vehicles operational and able to clear snow from the flight line and base roads. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Senior Airman Rebecca English, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, ensures a deicing machine is operating correctly at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop must ensure all of Ellsworth AFB’s snow fleet vehicles operate a peak efficiency so they can clear the flight line and roads during adverse weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

Senior Airman Rebecca English, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, ensures a deicing machine is operating correctly at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 9, 2018. Members of the 28th LRS vehicle maintenance shop must ensure all of Ellsworth AFB’s snow fleet vehicles operate a peak efficiency so they can clear the flight line and roads during adverse weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol)

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The 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle maintenance shop is conducting their yearly summer rebuild. The rebuild is put in place to ensure that all snow fleet vehicles are ready to keep the flight line and roads clear of snow during the winter months. This prior maintenance helps to ensure the Ellsworth Air Force Base mission can continue without delays when the weather turns.

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