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380AEW Article

Lightning strikes at AFE

  • Published
  • By Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury
  • 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
Airman 1st Class Ryan Joplin, 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, connects an air hose to a pump to test an F-35A Lightning pilot life preserve unit June 26, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. LPUs have an integrated inflatable vest to prevent drowning and are inspected every 105 days to ensure they are operable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)