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7th OSS comes together, saves

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  • By Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg
  • 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
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."