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31 MXS, 52nd MXS conduct CDDAR certification

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 52nd MXS attach a lifting sling onto a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 31st MXS and 52nd MXS performed an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The lifting sling was used to keep the F-16 stable during the lift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 52nd MXS attach a lifting sling onto a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 31st MXS and 52nd MXS performed an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The lifting sling was used to keep the F-16 stable during the lift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 52nd MXS attach a crane to a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, August 13, 2021. The Airmen participated in an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The purpose of a real-world crash damaged disabled aircraft recovery is to clear the runway as safely and quickly as possible while causing no further damage to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 52nd MXS attach a crane to a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, August 13, 2021. The Airmen participated in an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The purpose of a real-world crash damaged disabled aircraft recovery is to clear the runway as safely and quickly as possible while causing no further damage to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is lifted from the ground during an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The purpose of a real-world crash damaged disabled aircraft recovery is to clear the runway as safely and quickly as possible while causing no further damage to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is lifted from the ground during an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The purpose of a real-world crash damaged disabled aircraft recovery is to clear the runway as safely and quickly as possible while causing no further damage to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 52nd Maintenance Squadron watches over a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon during an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The crash recovery teams recertify annually on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. Examples of an emergency during an aircraft flight include collapsed landing gear or an aircraft crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 52nd Maintenance Squadron watches over a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon during an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The crash recovery teams recertify annually on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. Examples of an emergency during an aircraft flight include collapsed landing gear or an aircraft crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Hunter Clark, left, and Senior Airman Jarrett Janak, 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) transient alert journeymen, push equipment in preparation for a Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The 31st MXS and 52nd MXS, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in an annual CDDAR training to recertify on qualifications. The 31st MXS provides accessory maintenance, avionics, periodic phase inspections, fabrication, and aerospace ground equipment for assigned aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Hunter Clark, left, and Senior Airman Jarrett Janak, 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) transient alert journeymen, push equipment in preparation for a Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The 31st MXS and 52nd MXS, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in an annual CDDAR training to recertify on qualifications. The 31st MXS provides accessory maintenance, avionics, periodic phase inspections, fabrication, and aerospace ground equipment for assigned aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 52nd MXS take a pin out of a lifting sling during an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The crash recovery teams recertify annually on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. Examples of an emergency during an aircraft flight include collapsed landing gear or an aircraft crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 52nd MXS take a pin out of a lifting sling during an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The crash recovery teams recertify annually on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. Examples of an emergency during an aircraft flight include collapsed landing gear or an aircraft crash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, watches as a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is lifted off the ground during an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The 31st FW and 52nd FW, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in CDDAR training to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The purpose of CDDAR training is to enhance readiness and stay current on qualifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, watches as a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is lifted off the ground during an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. The 31st FW and 52nd FW, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in CDDAR training to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The purpose of CDDAR training is to enhance readiness and stay current on qualifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Hunter Clark, 31st Maintenance Squadron transient alert journeyman, attaches a lifting sling onto a U.S. Air Force  F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 31st MXS and 52nd MXS performed an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The lifting sling was used to keep the F-16 stable during the lift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Hunter Clark, 31st Maintenance Squadron transient alert journeyman, attaches a lifting sling onto a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 31st MXS and 52nd MXS performed an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The lifting sling was used to keep the F-16 stable during the lift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- U.S. Airmen assigned to the 31st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) and 52nd MXS attach a lifting sling onto a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 13, 2021. Airmen assigned to the 31st MXS and 52nd MXS performed an annual Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) lift certification to recertify on the correct procedures of lifting an aircraft during an emergency. The lifting sling was used to keep the F-16 stable during the lift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)