Deployed 188th maintainers keep Warthogs flying high over Afghanistan

Senior Airman William Fine, an aircraft phase maintenance specialist with the 188th Fighter Wing deployed with the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, adjusts the bootstrap accumulator on an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a seven-level inspection at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 9, 2012. Each time an A-10 accomplishes 500 flying hours, the maintainers put the aircraft through a periodic maintenance phase, which lasts approximately four to five days. During this time, the maintainers give the aircraft a complete overhaul, looking for foreign object debris, damage, cracked or worn parts. They also ensure that every section of the airframe is intact with each piece in place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Nevison)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Jeff Nevison
VIRIN: 120808-F-AO544-201.JPG
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