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Personnel assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron repair a spall on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. A spall is a five-foot-wide hole that has the potential to negatively affect McConnell’s air refueling operations. Airmen assigned to repair the airfield enable the refueling mission by correcting flightline discrepancies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Personnel assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron repair a spall on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. A spall is a five-foot-wide hole that has the potential to negatively affect McConnell’s air refueling operations. Airmen assigned to repair the airfield enable the refueling mission by correcting flightline discrepancies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Islava, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield repair noncommissioned officer in-charge, places cement mixture on the flightline during a spall repair May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The mixture begins to set within 15 minutes, enabling the flightline to be fully operational within an hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Islava, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron airfield repair noncommissioned officer in-charge, places cement mixture on the flightline during a spall repair May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The mixture begins to set within 15 minutes, enabling the flightline to be fully operational within an hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Airman 1st Class Rafael Machado, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery journeyman, vacuums broken cement during a spall repair May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The repair is a multi-staged process that allows use of an airfield to be quickly reestablished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Airman 1st Class Rafael Machado, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery journeyman, vacuums broken cement during a spall repair May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The repair is a multi-staged process that allows use of an airfield to be quickly reestablished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Staff Sgt. Reid Johanna, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery craftsman, utilizes a jack hammer during a spall repair on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Expedient spall repairs quickly repair holes, enabling aircraft to continue to safely land and depart from the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Staff Sgt. Reid Johanna, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery craftsman, utilizes a jack hammer during a spall repair on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Expedient spall repairs quickly repair holes, enabling aircraft to continue to safely land and depart from the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Airman 1st Class Bismark Berchie, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery journeyman, uses a saw during a spall repair on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Spalls, five-foot-wide holes, and craters, holes larger than five feet, located on the flightline are continuously serviced to ensure McConnell’s aerial refueling mission continues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Airman 1st Class Bismark Berchie, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery journeyman, uses a saw during a spall repair on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Spalls, five-foot-wide holes, and craters, holes larger than five feet, located on the flightline are continuously serviced to ensure McConnell’s aerial refueling mission continues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Airman 1st Class Bismark Berchie, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery journeyman, uses a saw during a spall repair on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Airfield repair Airmen are on standby to restore any flightline faults in case of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Airman 1st Class Bismark Berchie, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery journeyman, uses a saw during a spall repair on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Airfield repair Airmen are on standby to restore any flightline faults in case of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Personnel assigned to the 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron repair a spall on the flightline May 3, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. A spall is a five-foot-wide hole that has the potential to negatively affect McConnell’s air refueling operations. Airmen assigned to repair the airfield enable the refueling mission by correcting flightline discrepancies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)