July 23, 2012

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Air Force photograph by Margo Wright

Air Refueling Boom Shop sheet metal mechanics Ray Faison (from left), J.P. McMurtry and Tim Sanders team to re-install fasteners in a KC-135 refueling boom. Faison uses a long pole with a magnetic end that carries part of a fastener down inside the boom to McMurtry who secures the complete fastener to the skin. Approximately 620 various kinds of fasteners line the top of the boom.




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