Keeping the jets rollin'

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Max Baer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft tire mounter from Dairyland, Wis., stamps the bearing dust covers of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft July 18, 2013.   The dust covers prevent dust, dirt or anything that may cause premature failure from entering the bearing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Max Baer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft tire mounter from Dairyland, Wis., stamps the bearing dust covers of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft July 18, 2013. The dust covers prevent dust, dirt or anything that may cause premature failure from entering the bearing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Max Baer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft tire mounter from Dairyland, Wis., applies grease to the bearing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft July 18, 2013. The grease lubricates the bearing, creating less friction on moving parts and allowing more time to pass before maintenance must be performed again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Max Baer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft tire mounter from Dairyland, Wis., applies grease to the bearing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft July 18, 2013. The grease lubricates the bearing, creating less friction on moving parts and allowing more time to pass before maintenance must be performed again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Max Baer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft tire mounter from Dairyland, Wis., measures the outer retainer ring of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft July 18, 2013. The inner and outer retainer rings must be within a precise measurement to prevent the rim from collapsing inward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Max Baer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft tire mounter from Dairyland, Wis., measures the outer retainer ring of an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft July 18, 2013. The inner and outer retainer rings must be within a precise measurement to prevent the rim from collapsing inward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Max Baer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft tire mounter from Dairyland, Wis., operates a tire mounting machine July 18, 2013.  The machine applies more than 15 tons of pressure to compress the tire while attaching the rim. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Max Baer, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft tire mounter from Dairyland, Wis., operates a tire mounting machine July 18, 2013. The machine applies more than 15 tons of pressure to compress the tire while attaching the rim. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)