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‘1000s of Hands’ Project: 455 EAMXS Senior Airman Lawrence Turner

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  • By Senior Airman Cierra Presentado
  • 455th AEW Public Affairs
Senior Airman Lawrence Turner, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crew chief, is responsible for performing maintenance on the helicopter to ensure it’s able to perform its mission.

Anytime the HH-60G breaks down, Turner performs quick repairs to make sure pilots are able to fly the aircraft in support of continuous combat missions. He also inspects the aircraft after changing parts on it.

“If anything happens to the HH-60, my team and I perform all the repairs and do inspections to make sure the birds stay in the air,” Turner said. “My favorite part about being an HH-60 crew chief is being able to see the aircraft I worked on take-off on a mission; knowing that it’s headed to possibly save someone’s life is truly an amazing feeling.”

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