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MSAS air advisors, Honduran Air Force take fuel sample

A Honduran contractor adjusts the RPMs needed for recirculation of fuel on the refueling vehicle before fuel sample could be taken, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13.  The MSAS Airmen, representing 15 Air Force specialties, is working side-by-side with Honduran Air Force members in developing the seven core competencies of air base defense, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, aircrew survival, communications, generator maintenance and safety.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

A Honduran contractor adjusts the RPMs needed for recirculation of fuel on the refueling vehicle before fuel sample could be taken, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13. The MSAS Airmen, representing 15 Air Force specialties, is working side-by-side with Honduran Air Force members in developing the seven core competencies of air base defense, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, aircrew survival, communications, generator maintenance and safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisor, works with a Honduran contractor to verify the correct valve to open to begin the recirculation of fuel for a fuel sample, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13.  Approximately 20 members of Air Mobility Command's 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, alongside their Honduran Air Force counterparts, are participating in a building partner capacity mission designed to enhance military-to-military relations between the two nations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisor, works with a Honduran contractor to verify the correct valve to open to begin the recirculation of fuel for a fuel sample, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13. Approximately 20 members of Air Mobility Command's 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, alongside their Honduran Air Force counterparts, are participating in a building partner capacity mission designed to enhance military-to-military relations between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisor, looks on as Tech. Sgt. Filiberto Rodriguez, 571 MSAS fuels air advisor, translates what fuel sample they need for testing purposes, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13.  The MSAS Airmen are participating in a mutually beneficial forum for the exchange of ideas between U.S. and Honduran Airmen via interactive classroom sessions and hands-on training at the base and surrounding areas.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisor, looks on as Tech. Sgt. Filiberto Rodriguez, 571 MSAS fuels air advisor, translates what fuel sample they need for testing purposes, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13. The MSAS Airmen are participating in a mutually beneficial forum for the exchange of ideas between U.S. and Honduran Airmen via interactive classroom sessions and hands-on training at the base and surrounding areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa and Tech. Sgt. Filiberto Rodriguez, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisors, look on as a Honduran contractor prepares the container for a fuel sample, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13.  The MSAS Airmen, representing 15 Air Force specialties, are  working side-by-side with Honduran Air Force members in developing the seven core competencies of air base defense, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, aircrew survival, communications, generator maintenance and safety.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa and Tech. Sgt. Filiberto Rodriguez, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisors, look on as a Honduran contractor prepares the container for a fuel sample, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13. The MSAS Airmen, representing 15 Air Force specialties, are working side-by-side with Honduran Air Force members in developing the seven core competencies of air base defense, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, aircrew survival, communications, generator maintenance and safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisor, looks on as a Honduran contractor prepares the container for a fuel sample, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13.  Approximately 20 members of Air Mobility Command's 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, alongside their Honduran Air Force counterparts, are participating in a building partner capacity mission designed to enhance military-to-military relations between the two nations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisor, looks on as a Honduran contractor prepares the container for a fuel sample, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13. Approximately 20 members of Air Mobility Command's 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, alongside their Honduran Air Force counterparts, are participating in a building partner capacity mission designed to enhance military-to-military relations between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisor, explains to Tech. Sgt. Filiberto Rodriguez, 571 MSAS fuels air advisor, which valves are used for testing and those used for fuel recirculation during the fuel sample process, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13.  The MSAS Airmen are participating in a mutually beneficial forum for the exchange of ideas between U.S. and Honduran Airmen via interactive classroom sessions and hands-on training at the base and surrounding areas.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisor, explains to Tech. Sgt. Filiberto Rodriguez, 571 MSAS fuels air advisor, which valves are used for testing and those used for fuel recirculation during the fuel sample process, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13. The MSAS Airmen are participating in a mutually beneficial forum for the exchange of ideas between U.S. and Honduran Airmen via interactive classroom sessions and hands-on training at the base and surrounding areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa and Tech. Sgt. Filiberto Rodriguez, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisors, look on as a Honduran contractor unhooks the hose after completing the fuel sample process, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13.  The MSAS Airmen, representing 15 Air Force specialties, is working side-by-side with Honduran Air Force members in developing the seven core competencies of air base defense, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, aircrew survival, communications, generator maintenance and safety.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

Master Sgt. Michael Raffa and Tech. Sgt. Filiberto Rodriguez, 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron fuels air advisors, look on as a Honduran contractor unhooks the hose after completing the fuel sample process, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13. The MSAS Airmen, representing 15 Air Force specialties, is working side-by-side with Honduran Air Force members in developing the seven core competencies of air base defense, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, aircrew survival, communications, generator maintenance and safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lesley Waters)

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- Members of the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron work alongside members of the Honduran Air Force to take fuel samples from the fuel vehicles at Col. Hernán Acosta Mejia Air Base, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 13, for testing at Soto Cano Air Base.

A group of approximately 20 members of Air Mobility Command's 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, alongside their Honduran Air Force counterparts, are participating in a building partner capacity mission designed to enhance military-to-military relations between the two nations.

The BPC mission is designed to promote regional stability by fostering key relationships and enhancing partner nation capabilities. In addition, the 571st's mission supports 12th Air Force's (Air Forces Southern) continued engagements in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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