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22nd MXS Airmen perform KC-46 gear swing

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A KC-46A Pegasus sits suspended in a hangar Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Maintener Airmen performed a full aircraft jack to prepare the jet for a landing gear swing during maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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A KC-46A Pegasus sits suspended in the air during a gear swing Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Lifting the aircraft enables maintainers to observe the retraction and descension of the main and nose landing gears in a simulated in-flight environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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Tech. Sgt. Christopher Kocinski, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems noncommissioned officer in-charge, and Tech. Sgt. Tommy James, 22nd MXS KC-46A Pegasus repair and reclamation craftsman, lower a KC-46s landing gear during a gear swing Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The swing flushed and cycled hydraulic fluids, preparing the aircraft to have liquids changed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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Senior Airman Cuong Nguyen, 931st Maintenance Squadron aero repair crew chief journeyman, observes a main jack while it lowers after a KC-46A Pegasus gear swing Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Pressure gauges are located on the KC-46 jacks to provide a visual guide for maintainers to ensure the equipment is within safe parameters during use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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Airmen, assigned to the 22nd Maintenance Squadron, lower a KC-46A Pegasus Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The two-man procedure required one Airmen to watch and regulate the pressure, while the other maneuvered the ram lock, ensuring the aircraft descended safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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Tech. Sgt. Dylan Pratt, 22nd Maintenance Squadron aero repair crew chief craftsman, and Senior Airman Jeremiah Cooper, 22nd MXS repair crew chief journeyman, operate a tail jack after a gear swing Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. To ensure the safety of future aerial refueling missions, a gear swing was performed to prepare the aircraft for a hydraulic fluid change. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

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Senior Airman Dakota Medlin, 931st Maintenance Squadron aero repair crew chief journeyman, rotates a ram lock on a KC-46A Pegasus jack Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Medlin lowered the main wing jack by rotating the ram lock, a part that increases the safety of the operator and ensures the aircraft does not descend further than the lock’s location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- A KC-46A Pegasus sits suspended in a hangar Jan. 7, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Maintener Airmen performed a full aircraft jack to prepare the jet for a landing gear swing during maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)