Air Commandos keep Combat Talon II ready to execute global operations

Airman 1st Class Lewis Morant, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, installs rollers on an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Airman 1st Class Lewis Morant, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, installs rollers on an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Staff Sgt. Eddie Chatman, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, secures a panel onboard an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Staff Sgt. Eddie Chatman, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, secures a panel onboard an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Airman 1st Class Nicolas Stamper, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, fills out forms onboard an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Sept. 21, 2016. Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the MC-130H Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Airman 1st Class Nicolas Stamper, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, fills out forms onboard an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Sept. 21, 2016. Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the MC-130H Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Airman 1st Class Nicolas Stamper, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, references a technical guide from a laptop at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the MC-130H Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Airman 1st Class Nicolas Stamper, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, references a technical guide from a laptop at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the MC-130H Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Bryan Hurley, a communication navigation system specialist with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, performs maintenance in the nose of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. Communication navigation system specialists are tasked to inspect, remove and install integrated avionics systems on aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Senior Airman Bryan Hurley, a communication navigation system specialist with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, performs maintenance in the nose of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. Communication navigation system specialists are tasked to inspect, remove and install integrated avionics systems on aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An MC-130H Combat Talon II is prepared for routine maintenance on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An MC-130H Combat Talon II is prepared for routine maintenance on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. The Combat Talon II provides infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment in hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Airman 1st Class Lewis Morant, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, holds an adjustable wrench at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the MC-130H Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Airman 1st Class Lewis Morant, a crew chief with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, holds an adjustable wrench at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. Crew chiefs with the 15th AMU are trained to diagnose malfunctions on the MC-130H Combat Talon II during pre-flight and post-flight inspections, repair and refuel the aircraft, keep detailed records, marshal aircraft and ensure the aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Airmen with the 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit perform routine maintenance on an MC-130 Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016. The 15th AMU is part of the 901st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.