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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Boslooper, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, checks his electronic technical order prior to building a bootstrap reservoir at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. The D-M hydraulic back shop is the only shop in the Air Force allowed to perform depot level overhauls for the universal aerial refueling receptacle slipway actuator. UARRSI provides in-flight refueling capabilities for a boom-equipped aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Boslooper, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, checks his electronic technical order prior to building a bootstrap reservoir at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. The D-M hydraulic back shop is the only shop in the Air Force allowed to perform depot level overhauls for the universal aerial refueling receptacle slipway actuator. UARRSI provides in-flight refueling capabilities for a boom-equipped aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zackary Huebner, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems apprentice, lubes an aircraft part at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. Most aircraft parts are lubed for installment and to help their in-flight systems and parts function properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zackary Huebner, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems apprentice, lubes an aircraft part at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. Most aircraft parts are lubed for installment and to help their in-flight systems and parts function properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

Airmen from the 355th Component Maintenance Squadron work on various A-10 Thunderbolt II parts at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. The D-M hydraulic back shop Airmen prepare, overhaul and perform operational checks on more than 320 hydraulic components a year for all units on D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

Airmen from the 355th Component Maintenance Squadron work on various A-10 Thunderbolt II parts at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. The D-M hydraulic back shop Airmen prepare, overhaul and perform operational checks on more than 320 hydraulic components a year for all units on D-M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Boslooper, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, screws on a face plate for a bootstrap reservoir at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. A bootstrap reservoir stores hydraulic fluid for the A-10 Thunderbolt II until the aircraft needs it for landing and other ground movements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Boslooper, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, screws on a face plate for a bootstrap reservoir at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. A bootstrap reservoir stores hydraulic fluid for the A-10 Thunderbolt II until the aircraft needs it for landing and other ground movements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Pruitt, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, cleans an A-10 Thunderbolt II’s rudder actuator at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. The rudder actuator is a flight control system that operates the movement of the rudder on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Pruitt, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, cleans an A-10 Thunderbolt II’s rudder actuator at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. The rudder actuator is a flight control system that operates the movement of the rudder on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Boslooper, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, screws a protective cap on a bootstrap reservoir before transport at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. Hydraulic back shops around the Air Force are responsible for preparing, disassembling and repairing hydraulic systems and parts for multiple airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Boslooper, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulic systems craftsman, screws a protective cap on a bootstrap reservoir before transport at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 7, 2014. Hydraulic back shops around the Air Force are responsible for preparing, disassembling and repairing hydraulic systems and parts for multiple airframes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie/Released)

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