The planes don’t fly without techs on the Ex

Photos by Cpl Manuela Berger, 4 Wing Imaging

401 Squadron and other 4 Wing personnel are at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico for Exercise Sandy Fleece. The CF-18 pilots depend on ground crew and support personnel to make sure the aircraft, and the people, are properly looked after.

Cpl Manuela Berger has sent these pictures from the exercise, showing some of the deployed non-commissioned members fulfilling their various roles.

EX SANDY FLEECE 18 - 28 JAN 18

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging

EX SANDY FLEECE 18 - 28 JAN 18

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging

EX SANDY FLEECE 18 - 5 FEB 18

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging

EX SANDY FLEECE 18 - 28 JAN 18

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging

EX SANDY FLEECE 18 - 2 FEB 18

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging

EX SANDY FLEECE 18 - 2 FEB 18

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging

EX SANDY FLEECE 18 - 30 JAN 18

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging

EX SANDY FLEECE 18 - 30 JAN 18

Photo: Cpl Manuela Berger, Wing Imaging