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Meet the vehicle maintenance technicians of the 319 LRS

Paul Holien, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron heavy equipment mobile mechanic, prepares to work on a snow plow August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The 319 LRS is essential for the maintenance of vehicles to include snow plows on Grand Forks AFB, which are crucial during winter months. Without the assistance of snow plows to keep snow from accruing on the base roads and flightline, normal operations would be impossible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Paul Holien, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron heavy equipment mobile mechanic, prepares to work on a snow plow August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The 319 LRS is essential for the maintenance of vehicles to include snow plows on Grand Forks AFB, which are crucial during winter months. Without the assistance of snow plows to keep snow from accruing on the base roads and flightline, normal operations would be impossible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Paul Holien, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron heavy equipment mobile mechanic, inspects a removed tire belonging to a large snow plow August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. In addition to snow plows, the 319 LRS also maintains vehicles to include fire trucks, aerial lift trucks and additional government vehicles utilized by other squadrons around base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Paul Holien, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron heavy equipment mobile mechanic, inspects a removed tire belonging to a large snow plow August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. In addition to snow plows, the 319 LRS also maintains vehicles to include fire trucks, aerial lift trucks and additional government vehicles utilized by other squadrons around base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Michael Ocaya, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck maintenance apprentice, assists with removing a damaged pump from an aerial lift truck August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Vehicle maintainers like Ocaya attend technical training of varying lengths depending on which vehicle they are trained on. In Ocaya’s case, as a fire truck maintainer, he was in school for about five months before graduating and being stationed at Grand Forks AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Michael Ocaya, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck maintenance apprentice, assists with removing a damaged pump from an aerial lift truck August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Vehicle maintainers like Ocaya attend technical training of varying lengths depending on which vehicle they are trained on. In Ocaya’s case, as a fire truck maintainer, he was in school for about five months before graduating and being stationed at Grand Forks AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Westafer, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck maintenance apprentice, returns a tool to his work station August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Westafer attended roughly five months of technical training in order to learn about miscellaneous tools, vehicular pieces and operations, but he says a majority of what he knows now is due to his on-the-job training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Westafer, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck maintenance apprentice, returns a tool to his work station August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Westafer attended roughly five months of technical training in order to learn about miscellaneous tools, vehicular pieces and operations, but he says a majority of what he knows now is due to his on-the-job training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Westafer, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck maintenance apprentice, returns a tool to his work station August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Westafer attended roughly five months of technical training in order to learn about miscellaneous tools, vehicular pieces and operations, but he says a majority of what he knows now is due to his on-the-job training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Westafer, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron fire truck maintenance apprentice, returns a tool to his work station August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Westafer attended roughly five months of technical training in order to learn about miscellaneous tools, vehicular pieces and operations, but he says a majority of what he knows now is due to his on-the-job training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Paul Holien, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron heavy equipment mobile mechanic, prepares to work on a snow plow August 28, 2018, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The 319 LRS is essential for the maintenance of vehicles to include snow plows on Grand Forks AFB, which are crucial during winter months. Without the assistance of snow plows to keep snow from accruing on the base roads and flightline, normal operations would be impossible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. Martinez)