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Airmen from the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron clear the flightline of snow and ice Jan. 22, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In order to allow aircraft to taxi and takeoff the runway must be kept clear at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

Airmen from the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron clear the flightline of snow and ice Jan. 22, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In order to allow aircraft to taxi and takeoff the runway must be kept clear at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)

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A KC-135 rests on a flightline as a snow plow from the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron removes ice and snow Jan. 29, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The snow removal team helps ensure the efficient takeoffs and landings of all inbound and outbound aircraft on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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A heavy equipment vehicle operator Airman assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron operates a snow plow on a flightline during the night Jan. 28, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The flightline was prioritized to continue normal operations, which can include aircraft taxi and takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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A snow removal vehicle clears snow and ice during the night Jan. 28, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Snow plows are used in groups of three or more on the flightline to quickly provide a safe working environment for operating crews and aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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A snow plow removes snow from a flightline during the night Jan. 28, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Snow plows are operated by heavy equipment vehicle operators that are assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron. The Airmen work in teams of three or more to clear the flightline quickly and efficiently, which increases safety and ensures the continuation of the refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Airmen from the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron clear the flightline of snow and ice Jan. 22, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. In order to allow aircraft to taxi and takeoff the runway must be kept clear at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Bosarge)