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NEWS | April 5, 2023

Generating Airpower: Maintenance's Last Line of Defense

By Senior Airman Joseph Morales Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryce Harris, 305th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology craftsman, sets up parts cut out for a fixture for a KC-46A Pegasus auxiliary power unit bleed air duct on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Mar. 23, 2023. Sheet metal technicians play a critical role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of the 305 MXS's aircraft fleet and equipment. They use a variety of tools and equipment to cut, bend, shape, and form sheet metal parts for mission partners, supporting the total force effectiveness.