Keeping the mission going
Senior Airman Larry Depasquale and Staff Sgt. Jarred Steel, aircraft structural technicians with the 445th Maintenance Squadron’s fabrication section, prepare to repair the mesh layer of a C-17 Globemaster III tail component. The mesh layer dissipates lightning on flight control surfaces and prevents damage to the body of the aircraft and the internal systems. This repair is integral to the safety of the aircraft and its crew. The 445th MXS is part of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s 445th Airlift Wing, home to nine C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and nearly 2,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ethan G. Spickler)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Ethan Spickler |  VIRIN: 191208-F-DU319-0113.JPG