Strut change Published June 29, 2020 By Jessica L. Kendziorek 403rd Wing Public Affairs KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Members of the 403rd Maintenance Squadron inspects, cleans, and reinstalls parts for the nose landing strut on a WC-130J Super Hercules during a C letter inspection, which is the longest and most invasive inspection that occurs on the aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. While Master Sgt. Rickey Carroll, 403rd MXS hydraulics technician, inspects and reinstalls the nose landing gear extension retractor, Tech Sgts. Cody McKay, Jason Priest and Senior Airman Ethan Ladnier, 403rd MXS aerorepair technicians, inspect and clean the parts that will be installed on the new front strut. After the parts are inspected and cleaned, Tech. Sgts. Elliot Churchwell and Justin Grantham, 403rd MXS aerorepair technicians, install the steering pulleys on the new front strut for a WC-130J Super Hercules.