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Dec. 14, 2018

The American Chopper of Aircraft Maintenance

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing website — The 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight, also known as “Fab Flight” or the “American Chopper” of aircraft maintenance at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, is in charge of identifying and repairing aircraft structural damage. They fix whatever can be broken, from a metal panel off the side of a KC-10 Extender to a tiny cracked screw the size of a fingernail.

Feb. 6, 2018

Fabricators fab Fighting Falcons

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Shaw Air Force Base website — As an F-16CM Fighting Falcon soars across the sky, harsh winds peel off some of the gray paint, causing corrosion to the jet.

March 3, 2017

Forging the future, maintainers receive new equipment

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Ellsworth Air Force Base website — Aging aircraft are used frequently, putting them under constant wear and tear. The bombers consistently need new parts to continue their mission, parts that haven’t been manufactured in decades. This is where the 28th Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight comes into play.

Feb. 8, 2017

403rd Fabrication Flight: you bend it, we mend it

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the 403rd Wing website — Taking an ordinary piece of metal and crafting it into a functioning aircraft part might seem like magic, but the Airmen at the 403rd Wing Fabrication Flight do it every day.