Heroes come in all forms, even those who some might consider "behind the scenes."
The airmen above need help from those with their feet on the ground.
"Something as simple as a piece of avionics equipment. If that's not working properly in the airplane, the airplane can't fly."
It might be simple for Staff Sergeant Thorval Munksgaard. However, in Robins' Air Logistics Center, he works with complicated components.
"I've always been interested in electronics," he explains. "When I decided to join the Air Force, this seemed like it would be a really good career for me to pursue. >
He recently helped solve a problem that left the entire Air Force B-52 fleet stuck on the ground.
"That means the mission's not getting done," says Munksgaard. "The mission has to get done."