Maintainers with the New York Air National Guard's 174th Maintenance Group at Hancock Field in Syracuse are becoming well versed in the intricacies of keeping their parent wing's MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft performing optimally, announced group officials, Jan. 3, 2012. They are also playing an important role as subject matter experts in helping the Air Force to decide the proper and safest procedures for maintaining the MQ-9s, they said. Here, group maintainers prepare a Reaper at Wheeler-Sack Army Air Field at Fort Drum, N.Y., where the wing conducts training flights, June 30, 2011.Air Force photo by TSgt. Jeremy Call
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