Small jets, small squadron, big mission
Tech. Sgt. Joseph Gatchell looks on as Warren Wiatrek and Cary Anderson perform maintenance on a C-21 Firebass at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Nov. 5, 2013. The C-21s have a 10-man civilian contracted maintenance team responsible for getting the jets ready and dealing with all the regular maintenance schedules on top of generating sorties. Gatchell is the 379th Expeditionary Operations Group C-21 contracting officer representative deployed from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and hails from League City, Texas. Anderson and Wiatrek are government contractors from Moorhead, Minn., and Colorado Springs, Colo., respectively. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones)

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