Fri., July 5, 2013 10:00am (EDT)

Robins Crew Helps In Utah
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  —  
A maintenance team from Robins Air Force Base is spending a few months on the road helping colleagues get caught up with repair work in Utah. Crews at Hill Air Force Base have been working for months on a backlog of C-130 plane maintenance and repairs. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/55133504@N00/985564691/in/photolist-2v6h3F-6x3LpV-d5cuRE-7YDsnT-er24bY-amLVyQ-vRtzS-cVyGmA-AvK7i-7DZWaq-4KGk7d-6dugo1-6dq864-72EL7U-81vMEP-5giYRc-81yX11-pSt14-eZ2w6i-81yXF3-9F76n1-7fZHoc-41WzgQ-efL6Th-8AauC6-8P4M6G-8chmUt-8ckHgf-8ckHk5-8ckHcd-6Xo6d6-7bD27b-62SCZd-42LL5S-9WkBVn-7cxUcp-9Yohn2-8JG1wS-bEcfJJ-8aWBAw-7cxUg4-5mDRjp-dYfcnA-7cxUKx-cnV7pG-7asmnr-a1tWNH-7cxUQV-bYqUYw-7hLHGf-bYqXad>ObservetheBanana via Flickr</a>.)
A maintenance team from Robins Air Force Base is spending a few months on the road helping colleagues get caught up with repair work in Utah. Crews at Hill Air Force Base have been working for months on a backlog of C-130 plane maintenance and repairs. (Photo Courtesy of ObservetheBanana via Flickr.)
A maintenance team from Robins Air Force Base is spending a few months on the road helping colleagues get caught up with repair work in Utah.

Base officials say a 43-member team has been sent from middle Georgia to Hill Air Force Base in Utah, where workers have been pulling mandatory overtime since February with a backlog C-130 cargo planes needing attention.

The Robins team plans to spend roughly four months making major and minor structural repairs on the hulking planes, as well as replacing components as needed.

The Utah base is also getting helping hands from Air National Guard units from Idaho, Missouri, Utah and Delaware.