721st AMXS Airmen keep a bird in the sky

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, sits in a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removed a damaged engine from the aircraft and replaced it with a new one. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, sits in a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removed a damaged engine from the aircraft and replaced it with a new one. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica Tharp, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, measures the height of an engine transportation trailer before swapping out a C-17 Globemaster III engine in a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. Tharp had to ensure the transportation trailer matched the height of an engine lift trailer so she could transfer the cradle over. The cradle allows the maintenance crew to safely lower the engine from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessica Tharp, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, measures the height of an engine transportation trailer before swapping out a C-17 Globemaster III engine in a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. Tharp had to ensure the transportation trailer matched the height of an engine lift trailer so she could transfer the cradle over. The cradle allows the maintenance crew to safely lower the engine from the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Taylor Corliss, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, reads schematics to a C-17 Globemaster III engine at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. The 721st AMXS works on aircraft from all over Air Mobility Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Taylor Corliss, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, reads schematics to a C-17 Globemaster III engine at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. The 721st AMXS works on aircraft from all over Air Mobility Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a C-17 Globemaster III engine for removal at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. After removing the faulty engine, the maintainers lift the new engine in its place and bolt it to the aircraft. The faulty engine then gets sent to a facility where technicians diagnose the issues it has and refurbish it so it is operable again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a C-17 Globemaster III engine for removal at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. After removing the faulty engine, the maintainers lift the new engine in its place and bolt it to the aircraft. The faulty engine then gets sent to a facility where technicians diagnose the issues it has and refurbish it so it is operable again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amos Hard, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, matches a cradle mount to the engine of a C-17 Globemaster III at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. After mounting the engine to the cradle, Hard and his colleagues lowered the engine from the aircraft so they could put a new one in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Amos Hard, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, matches a cradle mount to the engine of a C-17 Globemaster III at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. After mounting the engine to the cradle, Hard and his colleagues lowered the engine from the aircraft so they could put a new one in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cody Logan, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, begins to lower a damaged C-17 Globemaster III engine at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. The maintainers then wheeled the damaged engine away to place the new engine in its place. The engine swap took about 72 hours to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cody Logan, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, begins to lower a damaged C-17 Globemaster III engine at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. The maintainers then wheeled the damaged engine away to place the new engine in its place. The engine swap took about 72 hours to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Baker, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron quality assurance inspector, inspects the damaged engine of a C-17 Globemaster III at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. Senior Airman Taylor Corliss, 721st AMXS aerospace propulsion journeyman, right, and his colleagues removed the engine to replace it with an operable one. Baker ensured they completed the job accurately.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Baker, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron quality assurance inspector, inspects the damaged engine of a C-17 Globemaster III at a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. Senior Airman Taylor Corliss, 721st AMXS aerospace propulsion journeyman, right, and his colleagues removed the engine to replace it with an operable one. Baker ensured they completed the job accurately. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, sits in a hangar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 27, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removed a damaged engine from the aircraft and replaced it with a new one. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)