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‘1000s of Hands’ Project: 455th EAS SrA Greg Falannigan

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  • By Senior Airman Cierra Presentado
  • 455th AEW Public Affairs

Senior Airman Greg Flannigan, 455th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, is responsible for making sure C-130 aircrews are supplied with lifesaving equipment prior to flying a mission here.

Flannigan inspects and maintains all the lifesaving equipment that pilots and aircrew may use in the event of an aircraft emergency, whether it is in the air or on the ground. The equipment he supplies may be used to save a pilot or crew members life while in flight, or if the aircraft goes down.

“If there is a situation with an aircraft, we provide them with all the necessary equipment that may save an individual’s life. Without us providing this equipment they really wouldn’t have a good chance of survival if something were to happen,” Flannigan said. “It’s a satisfying feeling knowing that the equipment we issue can be used to save someone. If the aircrew gets stuck in a sticky situation, our equipment could help make the situation better…it’s just a good feeling.”

Flannigan is a part of the “1000s of Hands” of the 455 AEW Airmen who are crucial to the wing’s mission to generate and sustain airpower on the combat frontier of Afghanistan’s NATO’s Resolute Support mission and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The “1000s of Hand” project highlights Vulture Airmen who have a hand in delivering a blanket of steel technology and courage to protect the face in the field and support Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.