Maintainers are a jet’s best friend

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Arthur, 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team chief from Burgaw, N.C., uses a magnet to search for displaced metal fragments after replacing a weapon system on an U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft March 27, 2013. The weapon replacement takes place every 18 months to ensure all parts are clean and in working condition. Loose debris can damage the weapon system by jamming or destroying internal components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

PHOTO BY: Airman st Class Gustavo CastilloReleased
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