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The senior leaders also recieved a mission brief and toured a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft where they walked through the cargo hold, troop compartment, and flight deck.

Tech. Sgt. Angelo Ballesteros, 433rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shows members of the Alamo Federal Executive Board the pallet rollers on a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft December 13, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The C-5M tour included a walk through of the cargo hold, troop compartment, and flight deck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)

The senior leaders also recieved a mission brief and toured a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft where they walked through the cargo hold, troop compartment, and flight deck.

Tech. Sgt. Sean Preston, 433rd Maintenace Squadron, aerospace propulsion technician, show senior leaders from the Alamo Federal Executive Board the engine of a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft December 13, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)

The senior leaders also recieved a mission brief and toured a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft where they walked through the cargo hold, troop compartment, and flight deck.

Alamo Federal Executive Board senior leaders visited the 433rd Airlift Wing December 13, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The civic senior leaders also toured a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft where they walked through the cargo hold, troop compartment, and flight deck. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)

The senior leaders also recieved a mission brief and toured a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft where they walked through the cargo hold, troop compartment, and flight deck.

Col. Thomas K. Smith, Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, gives a mission brief to members of the Alamo Federal Executive Board December 13, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The members also toured a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft where they walked through the cargo hold, troop compartment, and flight deck. The tour also took the leaders to the 37th Training Wing's, Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training area at the Medina Annex of JBSA-Lackland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)

The senior leaders also recieved a mission brief and toured a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft where they walked through the cargo hold, troop compartment, and flight deck.

Tech. Sgt. Roslyn Evans, 319th Training Squadron master of drill and ceremony, shows senior leaders of the Alamo Federal Executive Board the training facilities at the Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training area December 13, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The senior leaders also recieved a mission brief and toured a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas --

The 433rd Airlift wing hosted 44 senior leaders from the Alamo Federal Executive Board Dec. 13, 2017 here.. The goal of the AFEB is to bring value to the community through collaboration and partnerships. Currently, there are 63 federal agencies in the greater San Antonio that  collaborate to form partnerships. The agencies accomplish emergency preparedness, employee safety and security, workforce development, and intergovernmental community activities.

Col. Thomas K. Smith Jr., 433rd Airlift Wing commander, kicked off the tour with a mission brief followed by a question and answer session. From there, the leaders moved to the flight line to tour a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft. The walk-through tour allowed the senior leaders to see the flight deck, troop compartment, and cargo hold of the largest aircraft in the Air Force.

In addition to providing access to military equipment, it allows the civic leaders the opportunity to discuss processes with Department of Defense personnel.

"Tours like these are important because many of our leaders are not form the Department of Defense, so for them to get to see the difference between their agency's and their military counterparts is very important," said Lisa Alonzo, AFEB executive director.

The group also toured the 433rd Maintenance Squadron's engine shop. Here, the members got an up close view of the interworking's of a C-5M engine.

After a quick lunch at the Gateway Club, the senior leaders ventured across base to the 37th Training Wing's Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training, a field training site designed to simulate a combat deployment zone.