KNOXVILLE , TN, UNITED STATES
Story by Staff Sgt. Brandon Keys
134th Air Refueling Wing
The 134th Force Support Squadron fuels Airmen daily at the Rocky Top Dining Facility at McGhee Tyson Air Force Base. With the Smoky Mountain Show in town and the dining facility closed, they’ll be distributing boxes of food to Airmen across the base.
“The logistics of getting all these lunches to different sections is just incredible. It’s quite a process,” said United States Air Force Senior Master Sgt. and Services Superintendent, Joel Anderson. “We have a team of about 10 to 12 airmen and we’ll be assembling box lunches and feeding people from two different locations throughout the air show.”
With Airmen selected for various roles to support the air show, refueling them is just as important as refueling equipment. As those Airmen provide support, they’ll be assisted by the 134th FSS– ensuring those same Airmen stay mission capable during the outdoor event.
“We’re fueling the Airmen to get the job done, because we’re going to be working long days. You’re going to need these boxed lunches to help fuel these people especially if they’re out on the flightline. That’s what we’re here for; to provide fuel for the flightline,” said United States Air Force Staff Sgt. and base services specialist Chadwick Hood.
Over the course of the event, the 134th FFS will provide over 4,000 boxed meals, multiple hydration options and cool down areas for over 1200 service members assisting the show. To find out more about the air show, please visit smokymountainairshow.com
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