Phasing the Hog

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, removes an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during phase maintenance on Mar. 13 while Staff Sgt Jason Belanger and Senior Airman Timothy Jeter, both of the 354th Maintenance Squadron, work on the cockpit section in the background. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, removes an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during phase maintenance on Mar. 13 while Staff Sgt Jason Belanger and Senior Airman Timothy Jeter, both of the 354th Maintenance Squadron, work on the cockpit section in the background. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt Jason Belanger, 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), inspects a portion of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th MXS is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt Jason Belanger, 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), inspects a portion of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th MXS is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell (left), 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Senior Airman Timothy Jeter (right), 354th Maintenance Squadron, replace an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell (left), 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Senior Airman Timothy Jeter (right), 354th Maintenance Squadron, replace an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt Jason Belanger, 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), inspects the nose section of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th MXS is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt Jason Belanger, 354th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), inspects the nose section of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th MXS is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Senior Airman Timothy Jeter, 354th Maintenance Squadron, cleans an A-10 Thunderbolt II section with a vacuum during phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Senior Airman Timothy Jeter, 354th Maintenance Squadron, cleans an A-10 Thunderbolt II section with a vacuum during phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II leading edge panel during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, searches for parts for an A-10 Thunderboly II during phase maintenance on Mar. 13 while Staff Sgt Jason Belanger,  354th Maintenance Squadron, inspects a section of the aircraft in the background. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Airman First Class Guy Mitchell, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, searches for parts for an A-10 Thunderboly II during phase maintenance on Mar. 13 while Staff Sgt Jason Belanger, 354th Maintenance Squadron, inspects a section of the aircraft in the background. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- An A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II sits in the Phase Maintenance hangar here on Mar.13. The A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- An A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II sits in the Phase Maintenance hangar here on Mar.13. The A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt Jason Belanger (left) and Senior Airman Timothy Jeter (right), both from the 354th Maintenance Squadron, inspect the nose section of an A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)
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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Staff Sgt Jason Belanger (left) and Senior Airman Timothy Jeter (right), both from the 354th Maintenance Squadron, inspect the nose section of an A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II during Phase maintenance on Mar. 13. Phase maintenance is an overhaul of the entire aircraft which ensures it is ready for safe flight.The 354th Maintenance Squadron is in charge of the Phase program and can turn an A-10 around in 10 days. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt Joshua Strang)