'This is only a test'
/ Published October 11, 2002
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AFPN) -- An aircraft recovery team from the 374th Maintenance Squadron here uses a 60-ton crane to "hoist" a "crippled" C-130 Hercules aircraft during a combat employment readiness exercise recently. The maintainers, dressed in chemical warfare gear, "repaired" the "damaged" main landing gear of the aircraft. The exercise was designed to test the combat capabilities of the base. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)