Control tower window clean

Sometimes a seemingly trivial task makes the mission become crystal clear. Airmen in the 78th Operations Support Squadron are responsible for keeping the windows clean at the top of the base’s air traffic control tower. It’s imperative to provide a clear field of view for the controllers who direct the aircraft which take off and land here. Once a week, two Airmen walk onto a catwalk outside the tower and use a garden hose and an extended window washing tool similar to a common household squeegee to clean the windows. Airman 1st Class Ryan Mitchell, air traffic control apprentice, performs window-washing duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera)

PHOTO BY: Ed Aspera
VIRIN: 140119-F-VM122-9023.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.