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354th MXS: Metals Technology, Electrical and Environmental Systems, Structural Maintenance

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Garrett Hansen, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems journeyman, inspects a hose Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 7, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Garrett Hansen, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems journeyman, inspects a hose Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 7, 2020. Aircraft are composed of many hydraulic systems that require constant maintenance to test for leaking fluid and pressure that could affect a pilot’s ability to control the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin Cole Whipple, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, marks the edge of a c-beam at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin Cole Whipple, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, marks the edge of a c-beam at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2020. The aircraft metals technology flight designs, welds, heat treats, fabricates metal aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin Cole Whipple, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, grinds a c-beam against a deburring wheel at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin Cole Whipple, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, grinds a c-beam against a deburring wheel at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2020. Aircraft metals technology specialists weld, fabricate and create customized metal components critical for an aircraft to function properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin Cole Whipple, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, clamps a c-beam on a vertical milling machine at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gavin Cole Whipple, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, clamps a c-beam on a vertical milling machine at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2020. Aircraft metals technology specialists are responsible for repairing and creating essential aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Airman Mason Henry, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, paints an F-16 Fighting Falcon part on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman Mason Henry, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, paints an F-16 Fighting Falcon part on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020. While the paint on an Air Force aircraft protects the hull from the environment, it can also increase its stealth capabilities allowing it to remain undetected by radars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Airman Mason Henry, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, mixes paint for an F-16 Fighting Falcon part on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman Mason Henry, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, mixes paint for an F-16 Fighting Falcon part on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020. Specialized paint is added to Air Force aircraft to protect the plane from environmental factors such as wind, rain and sunlight that with time could deteriorate the hull of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Whitworth, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, works on an F-16 Fighting Falcon panel on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Whitworth, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance journeyman, works on an F-16 Fighting Falcon panel on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 8, 2020. Precision and attention to detail is a trait needed to work on Air Force aircraft to ensure the safety of the pilots and effectiveness of the jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Garrett Hansen, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems journeyman, fastens a hose to a hydraulic test stand on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 7, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Garrett Hansen, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems journeyman, fastens a hose to a hydraulic test stand on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 7, 2020. Once installed, Hansen will run fluid through the hose to check for leaks or discrepancies before installing it on the jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Xavier Smith, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems journeyman, works on a liquid oxygen on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 7, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Xavier Smith, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems journeyman, works on a liquid oxygen on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 7, 2020. Smith ensures these containers are working properly because pilots require supplemental oxygen when flying above 12,500 feet or higher for more than 30 minutes at cabin pressure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Garrett Hansen, a 354th Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems journeyman, inspects a hose Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 7, 2020. Aircraft are composed of many hydraulic systems that require constant maintenance to test for leaking fluid and pressure that could affect a pilot’s ability to control the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)