Aircraft attendants preserve readiness through cleanliness

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  • By Senior Airman Breanna Klemm
  • 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

Training exceptional mobility Airmen is a team effort and no one performs their role more cleanly than aircraft attendants from the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The 97th AMXS has 15 aircraft attendants assigned to each airframe at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Their mission is to clean C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker and the KC-46 Pegasus aircraft after every flight to support the continuous training mission here. Aircraft cleaning can be very detailed work and plays a role in supporting the base’s training mission by providing a safe and prepared aircraft for the next aircrew. A typical cleaning will generally consist of vacuuming the entire interior of the aircraft, conducting a trash sweep throughout every space, cleaning the latrine and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces. Due to COVID-19, aircraft attendants have taken additional precautions to ensure aircrew safety and health.