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The polar vortex can't stop the 932nd Airlift Wing flight line crew chief from completing his mission and launching aircraft.

Airman First Class Anthony Uelk, flight line crew chief, 932nd Maintenance Group, uses a fuel sump bottle to check for any contaminants before refueling a C-40 in preparation for a launch, Jan. 31, 2019, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The polar vortex, that caused many record low temperatures throughout the nation, didn't prevent citizen Airman from completing their tasks and launching aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

The polar vortex can't stop the 932nd Airlift Wing flight line crew chief from completing his mission and launching aircraft.

Airman First Class Anthony Uelk, flight line crew chief, 932nd Maintenance Group, connects the jet fuel hose to a C-40 wing fuel tank, Jan. 31, 2019, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

The polar vortex can't stop the 932nd Airlift Wing flight line crew chief from completing his mission and launching aircraft.

Airman First Class Anthony Uelk, flight line crew chief, 932nd Maintenance Group, monitors the fuel gauge as 24,000 pounds of fuel is added to a C-40 in preparation for a launch, Jan. 31, 2019, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The process to refuel the fleet of 932nd Airlift Wing C-40s, four in total, is a total force intergration with the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Distribution providing the fuel tankers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

The polar vortex can't stop the 932nd Airlift Wing flight line crew chief from completing his mission and launching aircraft.

Airman First Class Anthony Uelk, on the ladder, along with fellow 932nd Airlift Wing flight line crew chiefs, brave the polar vortex record low temperatures while refueling a C-40 in preparation for a launch, Jan. 31, 2019, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The polar vortex, that caused many record low temperatures throughout the nation, didn't prevent citizen Airman from completing their tasks and launching aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

The polar vortex can't stop the 932nd Airlift Wing flight line crew chief from completing his mission and launching aircraft.

Airman First Class Anthony Uelk, flight line crew chief, 932nd Maintenance Group, poses for a portrait Jan. 31, 2019, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. With the extreme low temperatures brought on by the polar vortex, Uelk, and fellow crew chiefs, dawned a variety of cold weather gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --