Vehicle Maintenance

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  • By Senior Airman Alan Ricker
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Staff Sgt. Alexander Lipatan, 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron special purpose vehicle technician, disconnects a hose from a 10K all-terrain forklift radiator Aug. 6, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Lipatan is traditionally certified to work with fuel and fire trucks, but is capable of performing maintenance on other special purpose vehicles, such as the forklift. The diverse shop is responsible for maintaining a fleet worth $44.7 million dollars. Vehicle maintainers also provide continuous inspection and repair of 180 vehicles from 16 separate units, which is pivotal to McConnell’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)