Keeping our C-17s mission ready

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Tech. Sgt. Charles Swaim, 445th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance technician, performs general maintenance on a sheet metal power sheer machine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2023. The machine, built in 1941, can cut through up to three-eights of an inch of sheet metal used for parts on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Patrick O’Reilly)