Mechanics crank out air superiority

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Galen Perry, left, and Senior Airman William Schaumann, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technicians from San Antonio, N.M., and Batesville, Ark., respectively, detach a component of a jet engine piece in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The 52nd CMS is divided into different crews which work on different mechanical components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Galen Perry, left, and Senior Airman William Schaumann, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technicians from San Antonio, N.M., and Batesville, Ark., respectively, detach a component of a jet engine piece in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The 52nd CMS is divided into different crews which work on different mechanical components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Richards, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician from Lake Placid, Fla., tightens a metal wire on a jet engine component in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The 52nd CMS Airmen practice precision to ensure all mechanical aircraft components function properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Richards, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician from Lake Placid, Fla., tightens a metal wire on a jet engine component in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The 52nd CMS Airmen practice precision to ensure all mechanical aircraft components function properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technicians work on a jet engine component in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The 52nd CMS propulsion shop fixes, recalibrates and inspects all mechanical parts to ensure they work properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technicians work on a jet engine component in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The 52nd CMS propulsion shop fixes, recalibrates and inspects all mechanical parts to ensure they work properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jack Lucero, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician from Albuquerque, N.M., inspects components on a jet engine in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The 52nd CMS takes care to inspect every inch of each part to ensure nothing on the component malfunctions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jack Lucero, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician from Albuquerque, N.M., inspects components on a jet engine in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The 52nd CMS takes care to inspect every inch of each part to ensure nothing on the component malfunctions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Willis Jensen, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician from Dana Point, Calif., works on an engine part in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The propulsion shop repairs components before sending them to a testing cell for a final inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Willis Jensen, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician from Dana Point, Calif., works on an engine part in the propulsion shop at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 9, 2014. The propulsion shop repairs components before sending them to a testing cell for a final inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Willis Jensen, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician and native of Dana Point, Calif., loosens a bolt on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engine pump Sept. 9, 2014. If Airmen find an engine’s oil sample has a certain level of metal residue running throughout its parts, they must remove and replace the metal bearings responsible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Willis Jensen, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician and native of Dana Point, Calif., loosens a bolt on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engine pump Sept. 9, 2014. If Airmen find an engine’s oil sample has a certain level of metal residue running throughout its parts, they must remove and replace the metal bearings responsible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan Vivian, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician and native of Little Elm, Texas, fills a box with dry ice Sept. 9, 2014. Technicians must cool down certain engine parts while heating the rest in order for each piece to slide in to its proper place with little to no resistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan Vivian, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician and native of Little Elm, Texas, fills a box with dry ice Sept. 9, 2014. Technicians must cool down certain engine parts while heating the rest in order for each piece to slide in to its proper place with little to no resistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trent Tubek, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician and native of Henderson, Nev., tightens a clamp on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engine Sept. 9, 2014. The clamps hold tubes and cables tightly to the engine and must be updated when maintenance is performed in order to avoid mishaps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trent Tubek, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion technician and native of Henderson, Nev., tightens a clamp on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engine Sept. 9, 2014. The clamps hold tubes and cables tightly to the engine and must be updated when maintenance is performed in order to avoid mishaps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen from the 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight perform maintenance on F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engines Sept. 9, 2014. The scheduled maintenance for an F-16 engine is after approximately 4,000 total accumulated cycles (TAC), which is a calculation of rotations per minute and throttle usage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen from the 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight perform maintenance on F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engines Sept. 9, 2014. The scheduled maintenance for an F-16 engine is after approximately 4,000 total accumulated cycles (TAC), which is a calculation of rotations per minute and throttle usage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Condrienne Rice, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight technician and native of Montgomery, Ala., wipes down the bottom of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engine Sept. 9, 2014. After maintenance, Airmen do a final check of loose nuts and parts while wiping the engine of excess oil and hydraulic fluid before sending it to be tested. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Condrienne Rice, a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight technician and native of Montgomery, Ala., wipes down the bottom of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft engine Sept. 9, 2014. After maintenance, Airmen do a final check of loose nuts and parts while wiping the engine of excess oil and hydraulic fluid before sending it to be tested. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)