Friday, August 10, 2012

Missile maintenance shop proves surety during QA inspection

Released by 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

8/7/2012 - SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Members of the 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron missile maintenance shop inspect the storage container of a television guided missile for cracks in the seal during a routine maintenance inspection inside the missile maintenance building here Aug. 2. Routine maintenance inspections are necessary to ensure the safe use and operation of training and live munitions. Inspections normally take place every three or six months and consist of numerous checks that ensure every inch of the munition is functional and operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis) Hi-res

Note: At Spang, the AGM-65 Maverick and their training version CATM-65 is used both by the 81st Fighter Squadron (A-10Cs) and the 480th Fighter Squadron (F-16s).

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