Wing inspection

Staff Sgt. Micah Gaches inspects the wing of an A-10 Thunderbolt II for cracks Nov. 9 in the 442nd Maintenance Group's 5-Bay Hangar. The inspections are mandatory throughout certain A-10s in the entire fleet due to a time-compliance technical order, which was issued in October. Organization, planning and skill in the maintenance group has minimized the impact on the wing's flying operations. Sergeant Gaches is an aircraft structural technician in the 442nd Maintenance Squadron, part of the 442nd Fighter Wing, an Air Force Reserve unit based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U. S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bill Huntington)

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