AFE Specialists: The force behind the flight

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  • By Staff Sgt. Thomas Sjoberg
  • 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vicente Olvera, 51st Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment main shop noncommissioned officer in charge, conducts a routine inspection on a drogue parachute at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 25, 2023. A drogue parachute stabilizes and slows down the ejection seat during a pilot’s descent. By maintaining these parachutes, AFE specialists ensure the combat capability and safety of 51st Fighter Wing pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Sjoberg)