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Aircraft attendants preserve readiness through cleanliness

Aircraft attendants clean the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III.

Taylor Sanchez, an aircraft attendant assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, checks for debris in the back of a C-17 Globemaster III August 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 97th AMXS has a total of 15 aircraft attendants assigned to each airframe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

Aircraft attendants clean the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III.

Jennifer Cortez, an aircraft attendant assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, vacuums the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III August 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Aircraft attendants clean the C-17, KC-135 Stratotanker and the KC-46 Pegasus after every flight in support of the continuous training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

Aircraft attendants clean the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III.

Three aircraft attendants assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron clean the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III August 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

Aircraft attendants clean the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III.

Keith Kippemberger, an aircraft attendant assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, vacuums the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III August 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. A typical cleaning will generally consist of vacuuming the entire interior of an aircraft, conducting a trash sweep throughout every space, cleaning the latrine and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

Aircraft attendants clean the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III.

Criag Erickson, an aircraft attendant assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, buckles a harness inside of a C-17 Globemaster III August 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Due to COVID-19, 97 AMXS aircraft attendants have taken additional precautions to ensure aircrew safety and health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

Aircraft attendants clean the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III.

Jennifer Cortez, an aircraft attendant assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, vacuums the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III August 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Training exceptional mobility Airmen is a team effort and no one performs their role more cleanly than aircraft attendants from the 97th AMXS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

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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.

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