Air Force Photos

Airmen from the 376th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron de-ice a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 27, 2013, at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Using an extended reach de-icer, Airmen remove the build-up of snow, frost and ice from the aircraft to prevent obstruction of flight operations. The buildup of debris can affect the aerodynamics of an aircraft resulting in a potential emergency. The 376th EAMXS ensures all aircraft are de-iced and secure prior to take off. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez)