Montana Air National Guard
Aircraft C-130 Aircraft Mechanic
My name is Edward Michael Moyer and I possess ten years of aviation experience, all as an aircraft mechanic, crew chief, with the Montana Air National Guard. I have always had a passion to work around aircraft, and I have a strong work ethic that complements my knowledge base of general aviation topics. My career goals are to become successful by striving to become the best at my abilities in all aspects. I will always look for ways to improve and become better at my job and never settle for anything less. I want to become knowledgeable in all areas of my job and be the "go to" guy that people come to for answers. My goal is when my career comes to an end is to be able to look back and know that I didn't leave anything on the table and did everything to the best of my ability.
Awarded Air Force Achievement Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Awarded Meritorious Unit Award
Awarded AF Outstanding Unit Award with two bronze oak leaf cluster
Awarded Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf cluster
Awarded National Defense Service Medal
Awarded Iraq Campaign Medal with one gold star
Awarded Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Awarded Korean Defense Service Medal
Awarded Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Awarded AF Longevity Service with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Awarded Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 'M' Device
Awarded AF Training Ribbon
Awarded MTNG Commendation Medal
Awarded MTNG Noble Eagle Ribbon
Awarded MTNG Oconus Ribbon
Awarded MTNG Service Ribbon
Awarded MTNG Attendance Ribbon
Awarded Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Two time NCO of the Year nominee
Superior Performer Award, Nellis AFB 2005
Permanent Full Time Technician WG-10
Supervisor MSgt Douglas Buckler
Fully qualified (AFSC 2A373) 7-level tactical aircraft maintenance craftsman crew chief on the F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft. I posses a military drivers license, secret military security clearance, and red X orders. I am assigned to the aircraft phase inspection section of the 120AW Maintenance Squadron.
My duties are to perform phase inspections on the F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft to ensure that all aspects are functional. After every 400 and 1200 flight hours these inspections are completed. During these inspections I perform maintenance such as removing, inspecting, and installing hydraulic components, flight control surfaces, aircraft engines, canopy system components, landing gear, and many other components. I also accomplish all rigging of flight control components including surfaces, cables, bell cranks, pulleys, control rods, and various other items. I also perform all canopy system rigging and operational checks. Aircraft jacking, landing gear rigging, and landing gear operational checkouts are also duties I perform. Assist in performing weight and balance of aircraft with quality assurance to ensure aircraft weight is within limits that will not affect aircraft flight. Knowledge of emergency procedures to prevent damage or further damage from such things as engine fires, engine start system fires, and fuel venting or spills. I have skills and perform the use of equipment to load aircraft with external fuel tanks, travel pods, and pylons. I perform a variety of inspections on the integrity of the structure of the aircraft to ensure it is flight worthy. Such inspections include identifying cracks, corrosion, and missing or loose fasteners. I identify any findings that may affect the health of the aircraft and ensure they get fixed by either myself or a specialist. When I have determined that components are damaged beyond repair I ensure the component is ordered using the supply system and keep updated on the arrival to plan the corresponding maintenance to prevent any delays. I review maintenance forms, aircraft records, maintenance data systems, and historical reports to ensure complete documentation is annotated. Phase inspections that I am assigned as the Dedicated Crew Chief, in addition to performing maintenance, I also create and direct a plan on how the inspection will get done in the most efficient way to meet the required time to prevent any loss of aircraft sorties. This plan includes providing direction to multiple specialists that are needed to complete the phase inspection, ensuring aircraft forms are completed and accurate, and informing supervision of the current status and updates of the inspections.
I also perform aircraft launch and recovery duties of the F-15 Eagle. During aircraft launch and recovery I perform various inspections to verify aircraft is safe for flight such as pre-flight, post-flight, end of runway, power on, and thru-flight inspections. Duties I perform are fueling and defueling of aircraft, hydraulic fluid servicing, tire servicing, liquid oxygen servicing, nitrogen servicing and oil servicing. I am fully qualified and perform engine intake and exhaust inspections. Inspect and operate powered and non powered aerospace ground equipment are duties performed regularly. I supervise and perform aircraft jacking and towing operations.
I also am a trainer for maintenance performed on the F-15 aircraft. I have trained several traditional guardsmen on tasks performed on the aircraft such as 3, 5, and 7 level core tasks. These tasks are critical and required for individuals to progress in their career as a crew chief. Not only have a trained, qualified, and certified individuals to become fully qualified, I have trained others on critical inspection areas and operational checks performed during the phase inspection of the F-15. Many of the individuals that I have trained have been recognized to be highly qualified, very knowledgeable with aircraft systems and components and have gone on to be hired as full time technicians in the Montana Air National Guard.
Traditional Guardsmen/Full Time Technician Starting March 2007
Supervisor CMSgt Steve Lynch
Fully qualified (AFSC 2A373) 7-level tactical aircraft maintenance craftsman crew chief on the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft. My duties were to perform phase inspections and flight line duties on the F-16 fighter aircraft to ensure that all aspects are functional and to preserve aircraft quality. Service aircraft. Perform end-of-runway, postflight, preflight, thru-flight, and phase inspections. Perform integrated combat turns and hot pit refuels. Advise on problems maintaining, servicing, and inspecting aircraft and related aerospace equipment. Use technical data to diagnose and solve maintenance problems on aircraft systems. Interpret and advise on maintenance procedures and policies to repair aircraft and related equipment.
Troubleshoot and maintain aircraft structures, systems, components, and related equipment. Remove and install aircraft components. Conduct functional tests of repaired components and systems. Adjust, align, and rig aircraft systems. Supervise and perform aircraft jacking, lifting, and towing operations.
Inspect aircraft structures, systems, components, and related systems. Supervise and perform aircraft and component inspections. Interpret inspection findings and determine adequacy of corrective actions. Inspect and check components for clearances, tolerances, proper installation, and operation. Inspect and operate powered and nonpowered aerospace ground equipment. Inspect and identify aircraft corrosion for prevention and repair. Review maintenance forms, aircraft records, automated maintenance data systems, and historical reports to ensure complete documentation. Inventory and maintain aircraft equipment.
During this position I was a Craftsman Drywall Hanger. My duties were to work as a subcontractor to hang drywall for various construction sites. Construction sites varied from commercial buildings to residential homes. My skills were using various tools and equipment to accomplish finishing a project by installing drywall.During this position I was a Craftsman Drywall Hanger. My duties were to work as a subcontractor to hang drywall for various construction sites. Construction sites varied from commercial buildings to residential homes. My skills were using various tools and equipment to accomplish finishing a project by installing drywall.
I was assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor where I carried out the F-15 alert mission for 18 months. While assigned I performed several aircraft alert scrambles and other aircraft launch and recovery sorties flawlessly. I was also the hydraulic, flight controls, landing gear, canopy, and engine starting system specialist. Also I was certified with arming and de-arming of aircraft missiles, chaff / flare, and aircraft gun. I was able to maintain 6 aircraft to ensure the alert mission was a success with alert coverage provided 100 percent. During my time, I was nominated for NCO of the Year and an F-15 incentive flight for my hard work and determination to keep aircraft mission ready.
Deployed overseas to Korea and Iraq completing numerous aircraft phase inspections. During these phase inspections I was fully successful in completing with no discrepancies. I have also been to several temporary duty stations completing numerous aircraft launch and recoveries. I was also the repair and reclamation specialist when deployed to these duty stations.
ADMIN-61 ELECTRICAL-65 GENERAL-62 MECHANICAL-82
Additional duties I accomplish are F-15 wheel and tire disassemble and reassembly. Tasks include the breakdown, cleaning, inspection, assemble, servicing of nitrogen and pressure checked to ensure they meet criteria for aircraft use. I have experience in using various wheel and tire equipment such as tire bead breaker, solvent tank, wheel and tire build up machine and tire inflation safety cage.
I also maintain and manage all shop equipment to ensure all inspections are completed and equipment is safe for use. I conduct monthly and annual corrosion inspections to prevent damage and potential loss of the asset.
I am a team member on the crash, damaged, and disabled recovery program. I respond to in-flight emergencies of all nature and make sure the aircraft is recovered and returned to home station safely and efficient. Tasks include aircraft recovery off of the barrier cable installed on the airport runway, lifting of aircraft using slings or pneumatic lifting bags, or the use of mobi-mats. I have experience with several different in-flight emergencies and have obtained 100 percent success with aircraft recoveries.
Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Common Course 19OCT2004
F-16 Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice 19OCT2004
F-16 Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman 19JAN2006
F-16 Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman 01NOV2007
F-15 Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman 26MAR2009
F-15 Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman 07OCT2011
F-15 Canopy Rigging Course 17APR2009
F-15 Engine Start System Course 17APR2009
F-15 Inlet, Intake, Exhaust Inspections 17APR2009 and Annually
F-15 Flight Control Course 17APR2009
F-15 Engine Removal and Installation 17APR2009
F-15 Aircraft Towing Conducted Annually
Flight Line Driving Course 11NOV2012
Some college coursework completed.
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