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31 FW command chief gets hands-on experience with metals tech

Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, welds two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Metal techs are responsible for welding and cutting raw material into usable forms to help repair and fabricate aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, welds two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Metal techs are responsible for welding and cutting raw material into usable forms to help repair and fabricate aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, welds two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. From troubleshooting to final fitting metal, technicians weld, fabricate and custom-make the metal components for aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, welds two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. From troubleshooting to final fitting metal, technicians weld, fabricate and custom-make the metal components for aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, prepares a metal leg before welding it at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Chief Unterseher entered the Air Force in August of 1995 and graduated from the Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) in June 1996. His background includes various duties in the EOD career field at unit and higher levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, prepares a metal leg before welding it at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Chief Unterseher entered the Air Force in August of 1995 and graduated from the Navy School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) in June 1996. His background includes various duties in the EOD career field at unit and higher levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, weld two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Aircraft metals technology specialists weld, fabricate and custom-make metal components critical to the functioning of an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, reaches for his welding helmet at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. The 31st MXS provides accessory maintenance, avionics, periodic phase inspections, fabrication and aerospace ground equipment for F-16C/D and HH-60 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, weld two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Aircraft metals technology specialists weld, fabricate and custom-make metal components critical to the functioning of an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, weld two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Aircraft metals technology specialists weld, fabricate and custom-make metal components critical to the functioning of an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, cleans off a metal leg before welding it at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Serving as the wing's senior enlisted leader, Unterseher is the principal advisor to the commander on matters influencing the readiness and professional development of approximately 4,200 active-duty military members, nearly 300 U.S. civilians and 700 Italian civilian employees. Unterseher and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st FW commander, regularly tour around Aviano Air Base to get hands-on experience with the Airmen and learn their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy L. Unterseher, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, cleans off a metal leg before welding it at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Serving as the wing's senior enlisted leader, Unterseher is the principal advisor to the commander on matters influencing the readiness and professional development of approximately 4,200 active-duty military members, nearly 300 U.S. civilians and 700 Italian civilian employees. Unterseher and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st FW commander, regularly tour around Aviano Air Base to get hands-on experience with the Airmen and learn their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Senior Airman Joshuah Fonteno, 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technician journeyman, welds two pieces of metal together at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 30, 2021. Metal techs are responsible for welding and cutting raw material into usable forms to help repair and fabricate aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)