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You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, and Senior Airman Brendan Robinson, 23rd EBS AFE journeyman, fold a drag parachute June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The drag parachute is used when the B-52 Stratofortress lands, to reduce the wear and tear of the ceramic brake pads, increasing the pads’ life span. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Senior Airman Brendan Robinson, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, prepares to pack a drag parachute June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. A single drag parachute is used approximately 90 times on the B-52 Stratofortress before it is decommissioned. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, and Senior Airman Brendan Robinson, 23rd EBS AFE journeyman, pack a B-52 Stratofortress drag parachute June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. After each landing, the parachute is inspected for tears, burns, broken threads and holes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, and Senior Airman Brendan Robinson, 23rd EBS AFE journeyman, pack a drag parachute June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Compressing the 180-pound drag chute requires a lot of force, so Airmen use their full body weight to compact it into a deployment bag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, tightens the cords of a parachute deployment bag June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. After the parachutes are packed into deployment bags, they are installed into a B-52 Stratofortress prior to take-off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, ties off the cords of a parachute deployment bag June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. After the parachutes are packed into deployment bags, they are attached to a B-52 Stratofortress, to be used during landing procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, repairs a hole in a drag parachute June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The AFE Airmen are responsible for patching and repairing any holes or rips in the parachutes before they are used again on a B-52 Stratofortress during landing procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, disassembles an HGU-55/P helmet on June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. As an AFE apprentice, Slack is responsible for disassembling, inspecting, cleaning and re-assembling the aircrew helmets before and after each use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

You deploy it, we pack it; 23rd EBS parachute shop

Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, disassembles an HGU-55/P helmet on June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. As an AFE apprentice, Slack is responsible for disassembling, inspecting, cleaning and re-assembling the aircrew helmets before and after each use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- Airman 1st Class Aaron Slack, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, and Senior Airman Brendan Robinson, 23rd EBS AFE journeyman, fold a drag parachute June 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The drag parachute is used when the B-52 Stratofortress lands, to reduce the wear and tear of the ceramic brake pads, increasing the pads’ life span. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)