Combat Metals: 'The Modern Day Blacksmiths'
Master Sgt. Andrew Liederbach, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron combat metals flight chief, inserts temporary placeholders where the rivits will be placed after the permanent patch is complete at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 6, 2019. When the damage first occurred, Liederbach and his team got their tools and materials together to fly to the aircraft to place a temorary patch on the wing to get it back to base for a permanent repair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy L. Mosier)