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Corrosion Control Corrosion Control
Corrosion Control

Francesco Di Carlo, 31st Maintenance Squadron corrosion technician, paints the tail end of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 13, 2013 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Corrosion control focuses on preventative maintenance by sanding down and repainting aircraft through the use of special polyurethane paint, which helps protect the metal from environmental stressors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Hines)
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Posted: 8/15/2013

Corrosion Control Corrosion Control
Corrosion Control

Staff Sgt. Daniel Palermiti, 31st Maintenance Squadron corrosion technician, removes paper and tape covering from an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 13, 2013 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. With a new state-of-the-art Corrosion Control Facility on base, aircrafts are serviced in-house for a quarter of the cost that it took to send them to Germany or Belgium for repainting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Hines)
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Posted: 8/15/2013

Corrosion Control Corrosion Control
Corrosion Control

A decal is removed from an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 13, 2013 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Corrosion control technicians create, print and cut all decals that are applied to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Hines)
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Posted: 8/15/2013

510th Fighter Squadron welcomes new commander510th Fighter Squadron welcomes new commander
510th Fighter Squadron welcomes new commander

Col. David Walker(left), 31st Operations Group commander, passes the 510th Fighter Squadron guidon to its new commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Austin, during a change of command ceremony May 13, 2013, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Austin assumed command after Lt. Col. Michael Thompson stepped down as the squadron commander.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Whitney)
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Posted: 5/13/2013

F-16 gets a faceliftF-16 gets a facelift
F-16 gets a facelift

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron cut the ribbon during a ribbon cutting of the new Corrosion Control Facility Oct. 19. The new facility will save the 31st Fighter Wing $32,000 per jet, with the ability to painting the jets locally versus sending them on temporary duty to be painted at alternative locations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Posted: 10/24/2012

F-16 gets a faceliftF-16 gets a facelift
F-16 gets a facelift

Airmen attend the ribbon cutting of the new Corrosion Control Facility Oct. 19 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The new facility will allow personnel assigned to the Aircraft Structural Maintenance Corrosion Control section the ability to conduct all aspects of corrosion control and treatment, to include sanding, media blasting of small parts, and full painting and stenciling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Justin Weaver)
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Posted: 10/24/2012

F-16 gets a faceliftF-16 gets a facelift
F-16 gets a facelift

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Russell, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance corrosion control, sands a fast-acting speed brake prior to repainting an F-16 Fighting Falcon.The 31st MXS unveiled Aviano's first locally-painted F-16 during a ribbon cutting of the new Corrosion Control Facility Oct. 19 located on Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Courtesy Photo)
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Posted: 10/24/2012

F-16 gets a faceliftF-16 gets a facelift
F-16 gets a facelift

An F-16 Fighting Falcon is prepped for stenciling during a repaint in the new Corrosion Control Facility at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The new facility allows personnel assigned to the aircraft structural maintenance corrosion control section the ability to conduct all aspects of corrosion control and treatment, to include sanding, media blasting, priming and painting and stenciling an entire F-16. (Courtesy Photo)
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Posted: 10/24/2012

31st Fighter Wing stood on front lines of Cuban Missile Crisis31st Fighter Wing stood on front lines of Cuban Missile Crisis
31st Fighter Wing stood on front lines of Cuban Missile Crisis

More than 30 F-100 Super Sabres sit on the flightline at Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., ready to respond at a moments notice during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Aircraft were parked sporadically on the flightline to minimize damage in the event of an attack during the Cuban Missile Crisis.(courtesy photo)
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Posted: 10/15/2012

Once Green, Always Green: Legendary ace returns to Triple NickelOnce Green, Always Green: Legendary ace returns to Triple Nickel
Once Green, Always Green: Legendary ace returns to Triple Nickel

Retired Brig. Gen. R. Steve Ritchie visits the 555th Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy, prior to celebrating the 40th anniversary of him becoming an ace Aug. 28. Ritchie became an ace while assigned to the then 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron following his fifth aerial victory when he shot down a MiG-21 fighter Aug. 28, 1972 while supporting operations in Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Lotz)
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Posted: 8/30/2012

Legendary ace returns to Triple NickelLegendary ace returns to Triple Nickel
Legendary ace returns to Triple Nickel

Retired Brig. Gen. R. Steve Ritchie, the last Air Force pilot to earn the title of ace, poses in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy Aug. 28. Ritchie became an ace while assigned ot the then 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron following his fifth aerial victory in Aug. 28, 1972 while supporting operations in Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Lotz)
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Posted: 8/30/2012

Heavy Airlift WingHeavy Airlift Wing
Heavy Airlift Wing

A C-17 Globemaster III prepares for take off at Papa Air Base, Hungary July 27. Papa AB is the home of Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) operational unit of the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program which is designed to fulfill the strategic airlift requirements of the following nations; Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands and USA and two Partnership for Peace (PFP) nations, Sweden and Finland. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Posted: 7/31/2012

    

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