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A Day on the Flightline with Fuels Specialist

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 133rd Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight and the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stow the refueling hose in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 133rd Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight and the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stow the refueling hose in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019. A fuels specialist is responsible for a wide range of duties that include operating mobile refueling equipment, performing laboratory analysis on petroleum products and documenting fuel transactions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Copland, a fuels specialist with the 133rd Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight, completes a fuel transaction form which account for fuel movement in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Copland, a fuels specialist with the 133rd Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight, completes a fuel transaction form which account for fuel movement in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019. A fuels specialist is responsible for a wide range of duties that include operating mobile refueling equipment, performing laboratory analysis on petroleum products and documenting fuel transactions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Copland, a fuels specialist with the 133rd Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight, monitors the fuel delivery to a C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Copland, a fuels specialist with the 133rd Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight, monitors the fuel delivery to a C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019. A fuels specialist is responsible for a wide range of duties that include operating mobile refueling equipment, performing laboratory analysis on petroleum products and documenting fuel transactions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Copland, a fuels specialist with the 133rd Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight, controls the fuel flow with the dead man handle while servicing the C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Copland, a fuels specialist with the 133rd Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight, controls the fuel flow with the dead man handle while servicing the C-130 Hercules in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019. A fuels specialist is responsible for a wide range of duties that include operating mobile refueling equipment, performing laboratory analysis on petroleum products and documenting fuel transactions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amy M. Lovgren)

A crew chief with the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, monitors the C-130 Hercules fuel control panel in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019

A crew chief with the 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, monitors the C-130 Hercules fuel control panel in St. Paul, Minn., July 18, 2019. Crew chiefs are responsible for the general maintenance, pre and post flight inspections and ensure that the aircraft is operational. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Amy M. Lovgren)