The California Air National Guard's 163rd Maintenance Group at March ARB, Calif., now oversees a fully functioning training operation to prepare mechanics for Predator unmanned aerial vehicles. Left: MSgt. Fred Roberts, an instructor with Field Training Det. 26 of the California Air National Guard's 163rd Maintenance Group, uses a maintenance interface station Oct. 15, 2008 to check an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at March ARB, Calif. Right: TSgt. Rebecca Hatfield (left), an instructor with FTD 26, shows the components of the engine of an MQ-1 UAV to SSgt. Carlos Barrera (center) and SSgt. Alex Bush Oct. 15, 2008. The two sergeants are crew chiefs with the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing at March.
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