Innovation from the ground up

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  • By Master Sgt. Nicholas Filip
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Trevor Zucker, 1st Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions technician, manipulates a 3D model of a quad-band large aperture antenna mounting bracket he created using a computer-aided design program on his laptop Nov. 19, 2020, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Creating a 3D model was the first step in preparing a printable version of the bracket that could then be installed on the Q-LAA. Zucker created the replacement part because of the challenges in obtaining replacement brackets, preventing the satellite communications system from becoming non-mission capable. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nicholas Filip)