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Airmen from the 7th Operations Support Squadron move equipment as part of a consolidation project to bring the oxygen and flightline sections of aircrew flight equipment into one facility Jan. 29, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but the 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Airmen from the 7th Operations Support Squadron move equipment as part of a consolidation project to bring the oxygen and flightline sections of aircrew flight equipment into one facility Jan. 29, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but the 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Airman 1st Class Michael C. Thomas, 7th Operations Support Squadron, helps move a locker into its new location as part of a consolidation project, Jan. 29, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The project brought the oxygen and flightline sections of aircrew flight equipment into one facility. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Airman 1st Class Michael C. Thomas, 7th Operations Support Squadron, helps move a locker into its new location as part of a consolidation project, Jan. 29, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The project brought the oxygen and flightline sections of aircrew flight equipment into one facility. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Senior Master Sgt. Michael A. Miller, 7th Operations Support Squadron, moves a locker to its new location Jan. 29, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Airmen from the 7th OSS consolidated more than 280 aircrew equipment lockers into one facility as part of an aircrew flight equipment consolidation project. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Senior Master Sgt. Michael A. Miller, 7th Operations Support Squadron, moves a locker to its new location Jan. 29, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Airmen from the 7th OSS consolidated more than 280 aircrew equipment lockers into one facility as part of an aircrew flight equipment consolidation project. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Airmen finished consolidating more than 280 aircrew equipment lockers as a part of a project to bring the oxygen and flightline sections of aircrew flight equipment into one facility Jan. 31, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Airmen finished consolidating more than 280 aircrew equipment lockers as a part of a project to bring the oxygen and flightline sections of aircrew flight equipment into one facility Jan. 31, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Airman 1st Class Raylan Marcontell, left, and Airman 1st Class Amir Wallace, right, 7th Operations Support Squadron assemble aircrew equipment lockers Jan. 31, 2013, as part of an aircrew flight equipment consolidation project at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Airmen from the 7th OSS consolidated more than 280 aircrew equipment lockers into one facility as part of a consolidation project. The project brought the oxygen section and flightline section of aircrew flight equipment into one facility. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

Airman 1st Class Raylan Marcontell, left, and Airman 1st Class Amir Wallace, right, 7th Operations Support Squadron assemble aircrew equipment lockers Jan. 31, 2013, as part of an aircrew flight equipment consolidation project at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Airmen from the 7th OSS consolidated more than 280 aircrew equipment lockers into one facility as part of a consolidation project. The project brought the oxygen section and flightline section of aircrew flight equipment into one facility. Contractors projected that the consolidation would cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less. Thanks to the large number of Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg/ Released)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen from the 7th Operations Support Squadron finished a consolidation project Feb. 6, 2013 at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

The project brought the oxygen section and flightline section into one facility.

"This will give us a better product," said Tech. Sgt. Raymond Norris II, 7th OSS. "We're able to train more because we'll have more available bodies since they're not in two different sections."

The consolidation was projected to cost the Air Force between $15,000 and $20,000, but the 7th OSS Airmen completed the job for much less.

"The contract would have cost up to $20,000 and taken about 20 days to complete," said Maj. David MacVoy, 7th OSS. "Based on the current budget constraints, we figured we could get the job done faster and save the Air Force money."

Thanks to the large number of Dyess Airmen who volunteered to help, the project was completed in under a week.

"From my standpoint as the Aircrew Flight Equipment officer, just seeing the amount of work and dedication the Airmen here at Dyess and my Airmen in AFE have put forth to make this a better shop is overwhelming," MacVoy said. "It's very humbling to see the amount of work they've done and their dedication to supporting the mission."

"We had more than 30 Airmen participate," Norris said. "We had Airmen from aviation recourse management, the tower, airfield management and intel. It shows that when we get together and get focused on one task, it can get accomplished."

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