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December 21, 2012

Brothers paint squadron heritage mural at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

 

Painting Heritage of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron . . .

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, pose in front of the new 823rd MXS unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The brothers were able to paint the patch in less than 12 hours.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Working together . . .

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, work together during the painting of the new 823rd Mainbtenance Squadron unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 763rd MXS transitioned to the 823rd MXS to signify the squadron’s alignment with its sister-squadrons to become a more cohesive unit with its sister-squadrons.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Peeling off tape . . .

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, peel tape off of the new 823rd MXS unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The squadron changed its name to match its sister-squadrons, the 723rd MXS of Moody AFB, GA., and the 923rd MXS of Davis-Monthan AFB, Az.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Discussing the next step . . .

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, discuss the next step in painting the new 823rd MXS unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Members of the 823rd MXS, a tenant unit assigned to Moody AFB, Ga., repair engines and auxiliary power for HH-60 Pavehawks at Nellis.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Applying another touch of paint . . .

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, apply a coat of paint to the new 823rd MXS unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sergeant Sullivan has had experience painting aircraft as part of a corrosion control process and has painted several murals in Southwest Asia.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Preparing paper sheets . . .

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, prepare paper sheets prior to painting a portion of the new 823rd MXS unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new patch was designed and painted due to the unit’s transition from the 763rd MXS to the 823rd MXS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Blowing the paint dry . . .

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, blow dries fresh paint as Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, draws in details during the painting of the new 823rd MXS unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A new unit patch was designed after the units transition from the 763rd MXS to the 823rd MXS April 10, 2012.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Painting the details . . .

Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, paints details to the new 823rd MXS unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new patch was designed by Master Sgt. Mark Schultz of the 823rd MXS.




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