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31 MXS sticks the landing: Airmen maintain landing gear

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron attach a retract actuator to an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. A retract actuator pulls the landing gear into the jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron attach a retract actuator to an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. A retract actuator pulls the landing gear into the jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron secure a shock strut to an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This routine maintenance inspection occurs every six years and the process takes approximately five days to accomplish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron secure a shock strut to an F-16 Fighting Falcon, Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This routine maintenance inspection occurs every six years and the process takes approximately five days to accomplish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron remove and inspect an F-16 Fighting Falcon’s landing gear, Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This routine maintenance inspection occurs every six years and the process takes five days to accomplish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron remove and inspect an F-16 Fighting Falcon’s landing gear, Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This routine maintenance inspection occurs every six years and the process takes five days to accomplish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

A 31st Maintenance Squadron Airman replaces the left shock strut on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This routine maintenance inspection occurs every six years and the process takes approximately five work days to accomplish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

A 31st Maintenance Squadron Airman replaces the left shock strut on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This routine maintenance inspection occurs every six years and the process takes approximately five work days to accomplish. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron discuss how to attach the left shock strut to an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. There are three shock struts in the F-16 that absorb the impact upon landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron discuss how to attach the left shock strut to an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. There are three shock struts in the F-16 that absorb the impact upon landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Brooks)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Airmen from the 31st Maintenance Squadron removed and inspected an F-16 Fighting Falcon’s landing gear, Oct. 18, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. This routine maintenance inspection occurs every six years and the process takes approximately five days to accomplish. This inspection took place in hangar 1 and was the first maintenance job performed there since the hangar was closed eight years ago.