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95th RS maintainers keep aircraft in air, support aircrew mission

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Smith, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron instrument and flight controls craftsman from Stratford, Okla., performs operations checks on the flight control system of an RC-135 Rivet Joint Sept. 11, 2013, in Hangar 814 on RAF Mildenhall, England. Smith ensures instruments and flight controls in the RC-135 cockpit are maintained properly 24/7, so pilots can safely carry out their mission. The 95th RS is a tenant unit on RAF Mildenhall, supporting missions from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Smith, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron instrument and flight controls craftsman from Stratford, Okla., performs operations checks on the flight control system of an RC-135 Rivet Joint Sept. 11, 2013, in Hangar 814 on RAF Mildenhall, England. Smith ensures instruments and flight controls in the RC-135 cockpit are maintained properly 24/7, so pilots can safely carry out their mission. The 95th RS is a tenant unit on RAF Mildenhall, supporting missions from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Smith, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron instrument and flight controls craftsman from Stratford, Okla., removes a protective cover from the body of an RC-135 Rivet Joint Sept. 11, 2013, during maintenance of an RC-135 Rivet Joint in Hangar 814 on RAF Mildenhall, England. As the lead flightline expediter, Smith manages Airmen in multiple career fields, as well as all of the maintenance on the RC-135s. Regular maintenance on the aircraft is vital. Smith and his team take care of all instruments and flight controls used by the pilots, ensuring everything works correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Smith, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron instrument and flight controls craftsman from Stratford, Okla., removes a protective cover from the body of an RC-135 Rivet Joint Sept. 11, 2013, during maintenance of an RC-135 Rivet Joint in Hangar 814 on RAF Mildenhall, England. As the lead flightline expediter, Smith manages Airmen in multiple career fields, as well as all of the maintenance on the RC-135s. Regular maintenance on the aircraft is vital. Smith and his team take care of all instruments and flight controls used by the pilots, ensuring everything works correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clayton Ellis, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron electroenvironmental specialist from Mesa, Ariz., uses an infrared heat gun Sept. 11, 2013, to test a heating switch which protects the windows on an RC-135 Rivet Joint in Hangar 814 on RAF Mildenhall, England. The switch is designed to prevent the windows from overheating and shattering. The 95th RS is a tenant unit on RAF Mildenhall, supporting missions from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clayton Ellis, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron electroenvironmental specialist from Mesa, Ariz., uses an infrared heat gun Sept. 11, 2013, to test a heating switch which protects the windows on an RC-135 Rivet Joint in Hangar 814 on RAF Mildenhall, England. The switch is designed to prevent the windows from overheating and shattering. The 95th RS is a tenant unit on RAF Mildenhall, supporting missions from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

An RC-135 Rivet Joint undergoes maintenance Sept. 11, 2013, in Hangar 814, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Regular maintenance helps ensure the pilots’ instruments and flight controls work correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

An RC-135 Rivet Joint undergoes maintenance Sept. 11, 2013, in Hangar 814, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Regular maintenance helps ensure the pilots’ instruments and flight controls work correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere/Released)

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