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January 11, 2004

On FOD Patrol At Tallil

Master Sgt. George Sims spends his day removing debris from the runway. That's not an easy or cut-and-dry job at the coalition's Tallil Air Base in Iraq. More than 1,600 pounds of debris has been removed from the airfield since November. Sergeant Sims is the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron airfield manager, deployed to Tallil from Langley Air Force Base (VA). Sims works as aircraft come and go at Tallil. But without him, the aircraft will not come, and the aircraft will not go.

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