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Airman from 349th Air Mobility Wing’s Delayed Entry Program on track for bright military future

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student.

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student, demonstrates the set-up and operations of a portable hydraulic test stand Jan. 29, 2018 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Anderson is slated to work at the 349th Maintenance Squadron, here at Travis Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carranza)

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student.

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student, positions and operates an aircraft tripod jack to perform landing gear operational check out Jan. 29, 2018 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Anderson is originally from Oakland, California and is slated to work at the 349th Maintenance Squadron, here at Travis Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carranza)

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student.

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student, positions an aircraft tripod jack underneath a T-38 Talon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 29, 2019. Anderson, who was part of the 349th Air Mobility Wing’s Delayed Entry Program for nine months before heading to Basic Military Training, graduated his technical training Feb. 12, 2019. All aircraft maintainers attend their respective courses at Sheppard before heading to their duty station. Anderson is now full fledge maintenance apprentice and is slated to work at the 349th Maintenance Squadron, here at Travis Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carranza)

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student.

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student, secures a landing gear actuator in a vice Jan. 29, 2018 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Anderson was completing block 7/8 of the course and is slated to work at the 349th Maintenance Squadron, here at Travis Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carranza)

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student.

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student, positions and operates an aircraft tripod jack to perform landing gear operational check out Jan. 29, 2018 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Anderson is slated to work at the 349th Maintenance Squadron, here at Travis Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carranza)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Airman 1st Class Ahmad Anderson, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic systems maintenance apprentice course student, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, was part of the 349th Air Mobility Wing’s Delayed Entry Program for nine months before heading to Basic Military Training, graduated his technical training Feb. 12, 2019. 

All aircraft maintainers attend their respective courses at Sheppard before heading to their duty station. Anderson is originally from Oakland, California is now full fledge maintenance apprentice, is slated to soon start work at the 349th Maintenance Squadron, here at Travis Air Force Base, California.

The 349th Air Mobility Wing is the largest associate wing in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. With the arrival of the C-17 Globemaster III at Travis AFB in August 2006, the 349th flies it along with the C-5 Galaxy and KC-10 Extender. It is now the only Air Force Reserve unit that flies three major weapons systems--and has an aeromedical mission.