Maintenance inspection

WESTERN EUROPE (May 10, 2011) -- Staff Sgt. Brian Thomsen, 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pittsburgh, cleans hydraulic fluid from the window in a KC-135 Stratotanker boom pod. Currently assigned to the 313th Air Expeditionary Wing, he is a member of the maintenance group responsible for maintaining the wing's aircraft fleet. The wing supports Operation Unified Protector, a NATO-led mission in Libya to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack. The 313th AEW provides aerial refueling to U.S. and coalition aircraft with KC-135 Stratotankers and KC-10 Extenders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stacy Gault/Released)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Stacy GaultReleased
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