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Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Abbey Vogler, right, attached to Operational Support Unit 1914, moves the soil to secure the log erosion barriers (LEB) during the Black Forest Together volunteer event.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Abbey Vogler, right, attached t...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 17, 2016) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Abbey Vogler, right, attached to Operational Support Unit 1914, moves the soil to secure the log erosion barriers (LEB) during the ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) Airman Antony Hopson cleans the cockpit of an F/A-18 Super Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) Airman Antony Hopson cleans t...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 26, 2014) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment) Airman Antony Hopson, from Longview, Texas, cleans the cockpit of an F/A-18 Super Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Joshua Metzer checks the tail hook of an F/A-18C Super Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Joshua Metzer checks the tail h...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 29, 2014) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Joshua Metzer, from Pensacola, Fla., assigned to the "Blue Blasters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, checks the tail hook of an F/A-18C ... more

Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael G. Hegland, left, a pilot, and Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) 2nd Class (AMH2) Gery Contreras in the cockpit of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7)

Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael G. Hegland, left, a pilot, and Aviatio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS San Jose (AFS 7) Country: South China Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Bob Weissleder Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

Lieutenant Commander Gregory Netzorg, left, a pilot, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class (AM1) Garland Hatley in the cockpit of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck of the combat stores ship USS SAN JOSE (AFS 7)

Lieutenant Commander Gregory Netzorg, left, a pilot, and Aviation Stru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS San Jose (AFS 7) Country: South China Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Bob Weissleder Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

AIRMAN Daniel Brittham and Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) 2nd Class, Ervin Smith inspect an A-3D Skywarrior aircraft brake assembly

AIRMAN Daniel Brittham and Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) 2...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Alameda State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Kathy Moss Release Status:... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Williams cleans the seat of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Strike-Fighter Squadron 25 (VFA-25) aboard the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64)

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Williams cleans the seat of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Bonham Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Nathaniel Moore and his wife examine a 1952 axial-flow gas turbine engine on display at the US Naval Aviation museum. All Hands - April 1985

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Nathaniel Moore and his wife ex...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Pensacola State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Paul T. Erickson Release Sta... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Benny Hill works on a TMU 70/M oxygen storage tank at the Ground Support Equipment Facility, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Benny Hill works on a TMU 70/M ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nas, Roosevelt Roads State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Dorisann Ng Release Status: Rele... more

Lieutenant Steve and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Ed Hanna work in the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) office

Lieutenant Steve and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Ed Hanna w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Landenberger Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class (AW) Timothy McClain poses for a photograph.  McClain and his brothers, Tom and Terry, are all assigned to Patrol Squadron 47 (VP-47)

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class (AW) Timothy McClain poses for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Facility, Misawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Ronald W. Bayles Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

Quartermaster 1ST Class (QM1) Steve Todd, right, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (AM2) Mark Connell untie a deflated rubber raft at the explosive ordnance disposal building

Quartermaster 1ST Class (QM1) Steve Todd, right, and Aviation Structur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Ladenberger Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Quartermaster 1ST Class (QM1) Steve Todd, right, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (AM2) Mark Connell untie a deflated rubber raft at the explosive ordnance disposal building

Quartermaster 1ST Class (QM1) Steve Todd, right, and Aviation Structur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Ladenberger Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Tom W. Bies, a member of the Operations Maintenance Department, lines up a piece of metal as he builds a storage box for gaskets

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Tom W. Bies, a member of the Op...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Landenberger Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Timothy C. Simmons uses a piece of metalworking equipment in an Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) shop. Simmons is working in AIMD while his unit, Patrol Squadron 5 (VP-5), is deployed to the air station

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Timothy C. Simmons uses a piece...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Landenberger Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Katherine S. Sayers explains a piece of equipment to Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) AIRMAN Chris A. Peabody in an Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department shop

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Katherine S. Sayers explains a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Landenberger Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Tye A. boyd gets ready to weld an exhaust stack in an Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department shop

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Tye A. boyd gets ready to weld ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Landenberger Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class James B. Eiserman, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic AIRMAN Scott A. Cousino tighten the lug nuts on an SH-60 Black Hawk helicopter's tail wheel in an Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department shop

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class James B. Eiserman, left, and Av...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Sigonella State: Sicily Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Landenberger Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Leslie Malecha, a plane captain for Fighter Squadron 124 (VF-124), participates in carrier qualification training aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Leslie Malecha, a plane captain...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Abraham Lincoln(CVN 72) Country: Pacific Ocean(POC) Scene Camera Operator: LT Corrine Kelly Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Storey uses a lathe to turn a part in the machine shop at the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Storey uses a lathe to turn a p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Daryl Webster Release Statu... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Storey uses a lathe to turn a part in the machine shop at the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Storey uses a lathe to turn a p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Daryl Webster Release Statu... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Garrett uses a drill press to repair an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft part in the machine shop of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Garrett uses a drill press to r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Lemoore State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Daryl Webster Release Statu... more

AIRMAN Lance J. Collins and Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class Steve Ankrom inspect the nose gear of an Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) A-6E Intruder aircraft on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) during Operation Deny Flight

AIRMAN Lance J. Collins and Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class Ste...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DENY FLIGHT Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Todd Lackovitch Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

AIRMAN Lance J. Collins and Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class Steve Ankrom inspect the nose gear of an Attack Squadron 36 (VA-36) A-6E Intruder aircraft on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) during Operation Deny Flight

AIRMAN Lance J. Collins and Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class Ste...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DENY FLIGHT Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Todd Lackovitch Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

Dressed in a chemical protective suit and mask, Aviation Structural Mechanic, AIRMAN Kelly Hall, conducts corrosion control and spray painting of an F/A-18C Hornet fuel tank on the hangar bay aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). USS George Washington is commanded by CAPT Malcolm P. Branch and is operating in the Adriatic Sea in support of the NATO-led Operation Decisive Endeavor over Bosnia-Herzegovina

Dressed in a chemical protective suit and mask, Aviation Structural Me...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DECISIVE ENDEAVOR Base: USS George Washington (CVN 73) Country: Adriatic Sea Scene Camera Operator: AMN Joe Hendricks Releas... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AMH2) James T. McAllister is flaring tubes for compressions at the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AMID) at Naval Air Facility Unit 5048

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AMH2) James T. McAllister i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Facility, Misawa State: Aomori Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Weber Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures) Second Class (AMS2) David Kitchen, airframe maintenance, is fixing a fastener on the tail gear box panel of a SH-60 Seahawk icopter before it takes off on a familiarization mission during ROVING SANDS '97. AMS2 Kitchen and the icopter are from the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron, North Island, California. The mission will include a search for Scud missile sites in the Alamogordo Bombing Range. ROVING SANDS is a multinational effort and is the largest military exercise on United States soil that allows training in a joint environment to hone command and control procedures and integrate new systems in Theater and Air Missile Defense. The...

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures) Second Class (AMS2) David Ki...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures) Second Class (AMS2) David Kitchen, airframe maintenance, is fixing a fastener on the t... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class Joseph Romonsky and Aviation Maintenance Administrationman AMN Charlie Opperman conduct simulated fire fighting drills with a standard 5 hose and variable nozzle during a General Quarters drill aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz is in the Persian Gulf to support UN efforts to compel Iraqi compliance with UN resolutions in support of operation Southern Watch

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class Joseph Romonsky and Aviation Ma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Ben Story, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Breck Aillet (left) and Aviation Structural Mechanic AMN Jason Ball repair a ramp service seal from an F-14 fighter in the hangar of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) while underway in the Arabian Sea. The ship is in the gulf as part of the Southwest Asia (SWA) build-up of forces in reaction to Iraq's refusal of U.N. sponsored weapon's inspections

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Breck Aillet (left) and Avia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jeff Viano Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Breck Aillet (left) and Aviation Structural Mechanic AMN Jason Ball repair a ramp service seal from an F-14 fighter in the hangar of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) while underway in the Arabian Sea. The ship is in the gulf as part of the Southwest Asia (SWA) build-up of forces in reaction to Iraq's refusal of U.N. sponsored weapon's inspections

Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Breck Aillet (left) and Avia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jeff Viano Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class Jacob Mosqueda, of VF-11, watches the wing of a F-14 during a low power wing sweep check as part of the aircraft's daily maintenance. The USS JOHN C. STENNIS is deployed in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up. (Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 (Aw) Gloria J. Barry, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... more

US Navy Hospital Corpsman 1ST Class Matthew Berg administers the first in a series of anthrax vaccinations to Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Howard Trimble aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). The STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

US Navy Hospital Corpsman 1ST Class Matthew Berg administers the first...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Mike Larson, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... more

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Tim Getty (partially hidden), an Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM) and two US Air Force (USAF) ground crewmen (desert camouflage), all assigned to the USN EA-6B Prowler Electronic Attack Squadron One-Four Two (VAQ-142), at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, prepare to launch an aircraft in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) Tim Getty (partially hidden), an Aviat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH 1998 Base: Prince Sultan Air Base Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Ope... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class John Moore assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron One Five (HS-15) inspects the aft section of an SH-60 Seahawk for corrosion, onboard the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1ST Class John Moore assigned to Helicopt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian R. Brunelle, USN Release Status: Released to P... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class (AM3) Jerry Munozrivera and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class (AM3) Weston Hill, jet carry intake guards on the flight deck of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 2000

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class (AM3) Jerry Munozrivera and Avi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH 2000 Base: Uss George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Carrie Anne Gonzalez, USN Release Status:... more

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Jeremy Olsen, uses hand signals to direct aircraft during pre-flight checks, prior to flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Jeremy O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Carrie Anne Gonzalez, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (AM2) Mircea Rosca of Cleveland, Ohio, conducts a final check on an F-14B "Tomcat" attached to the "Jolly Rogers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) on the deck of the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73)

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (AM2) Mircea Rosca of Cleveland...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss George Washington (CVN 73) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: An Brian Westrick, USN Release Status: Released to Public ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class (AN3) Eric Felland shows the ground safety locks to the Aircrew of an F-14 "Tomcat" attached to Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) prior to launch from the flight deck of the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class (AN3) Eric Felland shows the gr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 William R. Goodwin, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic AIRMAN (AMAN) Mike Brooks (left) and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class (AM3) Mark Behn, are working on a "hold back bar" from an F/A-18 "Hornet" aboard the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 2000

Aviation Structural Mechanic AIRMAN (AMAN) Mike Brooks (left) and Avia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH 2000 Base: Uss Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Mark Mollinado, USN Release Status: Release... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic(s) First Class Melvin Carter, Amy Leach, Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class AIRMAN Jason Severson, and Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Matthew Burcham work together to prepare a SH-60F from Carrier-Based Antisubmarine Warfare Helicopter Squadron Seven (HS-7), "Dusty Dogs", for flight in the hangar bay of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). TRUMAN is on station in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (OSW). OSW is the mission that enforces the coalition imposed southern "no-fly zone" over Iraq

Aviation Structural Mechanic(s) First Class Melvin Carter, Amy Leach, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Narina Larry, USN Release Status: Released to Pu... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) Second Class Thomas Phillips tightens rivets on a stabilizer of an F/A-18 Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron Thirty-Seven (VFA-37), "Bulls", in the hangar bay aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as part of routine maintenance to the aircraft. TRUMAN is on station in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (OSW). OSW is the mission that enforces the coalition imposed southern "no-fly zone" over Iraq

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) Second Class Thomas Phillips...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 H. Dwain Willis, USN Release Status: Released to... more

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (AM2) Mahler, removes corrosion from the wing of an F-14 "Tomcat" aircraft, in the hangar deck aboard USS Constellation (CV 64)

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (AM2) Mahler, rem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Constellation (CV 64) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Constellation (CV 64) Scene Camera Operator: PH Sean Blake, USN Release Status: Released... more

US NAVY (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM) Issac D. Bowers, cleans cookware in one of the two main galleys aboard aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

US NAVY (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM) Issac D. Bowers, clean...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Latunya T. Howard, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

An Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 "Chargers," completes inspection checks on a SH-60F Seahawk helicopters main engine in preparation for takeoff

An Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class, Helicopter Anti-Submarine S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Kitty Hawk Scene Camera Operator: PHAN(Aw) Ronal... more

An Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 14 "Chargers," part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, completes inspection checks on a SH-60F Seahawk helicopters tail rotor in preparation for take off

An Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class, Helicopter Anti-Submarine S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Kitty Hawk Scene Camera Operator: PHAN(Aw) Ronal... more

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM) AIRMAN (AN), Travis Shedd, Fleet Composite Squadron Six, assembles a BQM-74E target drones on board the Guided Missile Frigate USS Doyle (FFG 39), in preparation for the upcoming 43rd annual UNITAS live fire exercises. UNITAS is the largest multi-national naval exercise conducted with naval forces from the Caribbean Sea, South and Central America and the USN. The exercises focus on building multinational coalition while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM) AIRMAN (AN), Travis Sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNITAS 43-03 Base: Uss Doyle (FFG 39) Scene Major Command Shown: VC-6 Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Martin Maddock, USN Release... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Hamm applies the name of Army Sgt. Troy Hayes to the side of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Hamm applies the name o...

ARABIAN SEA (May. 15, 2002) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Hamm applies the name of Army Sgt. Troy Hayes to the side of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Mar... more

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Travis Bramwell (left), and Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class (AM1) Gus Moncada, both assigned to the 128th Electric Attack Squadron, works on a USN EA-6B Prowler aircraft flight controls, while deployed at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Travis B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN WATCH Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: Combined Task Force Scene Cam... more

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Robert Berutti, assigned to the 128th Electric Attack Squadron, works on a USN EA-6B Prowler aircraft flight controls, while deployed at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Robert B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN WATCH Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA James Harper, USAF Release St... more

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class (AM1) Gus Moncada, (foreground) directs Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Travis Bramwell, to move the airfoil flaps while working on a USN EA-6B Prowler aircraft flight controls. Both AM1 Moncada and AM2 Bramwell are assigned to the 128th Electric Attack Squadron, deployed at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class (AM1) Gus Monca...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN WATCH Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA James Harper, USAF Release St... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Robert Finish assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11)

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Robert Finish assigned to the G...

San Diego, CA (Nov. 22, 2002) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Robert Finish assigned to the Gunbearers of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11) cleans corrosion from a hydraulics tank on a CH... more

A trio of USS Wasp (LHD 1) sailors wait patiently to purchase an autographed copy of Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class John Heatherly's debut book entitled

A trio of USS Wasp (LHD 1) sailors wait patiently to purchase an autog...

Portsmouth, Va. (Dec. 16, 2002) A trio of USS Wasp (LHD 1) sailors wait patiently to purchase an autographed copy of Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class John Heatherly's debut book entitled "Earth Whispers."... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Aristile Guidry works on the rotor of an SH-60F Seahawk.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Aristile Guidry works on the ro...

Atlantic Ocean (Feb. 10, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Aristile Guidry works on the rotor of an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Three (HS-3). HS-3 ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kenn Walls from Rockford, Ill., performs maintenance on the wing of an S-3 Viking

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kenn Walls from Rockford, Ill.,...

Mediterranean Sea (Mar. 12, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kenn Walls from Rockford, Ill., performs maintenance on the wing of an S-3 Viking assigned to the "Scouts" of Sea Control Squadron Two Fo... more

 Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Joshua Camp walks along the tail section of a C-130 Hercules assigned to the �Revelers� of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Four (VR-54).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Joshua Camp walks along the ta...

Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily (Mar. 20, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Joshua Camp walks along the tail section of a C-130 Hercules assigned to the Revelers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadr... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Robert Montes and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Richard Ford, both assigned to Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Robert Montes and Aviation Stru...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 23, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Robert Montes and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Richard Ford, both assigned to Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) install explosi... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kathryn Robins from Los Angeles, Calif., performs a leak check on a oxygen generating system for an F/A-18C Hornet

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kathryn Robins from Los Angeles...

Mediterranean Sea (Mar. 29, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kathryn Robins from Los Angeles, Calif., performs a leak check on a oxygen generating system for an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "War P... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kathryn Robins from Los Angeles, Calif., performs maintenance on an ejection seat for an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kathryn Robins from Los Angeles...

Mediterranean Sea (Mar. 29, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kathryn Robins from Los Angeles, Calif., performs maintenance on an ejection seat for an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "War Party" of St... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Paul Ybarra performs maintenance on an F-14 Tomcat.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Paul Ybarra performs maintenanc...

The Mediterranean Sea (Apr. 08, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Paul Ybarra performs maintenance on an F-14 Tomcat assigned to the Swordsmen of Fighter Squadron Thirty Two (VF-32) aboard USS Harry ... more

personnel assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight (HC-8) conduct search and rescue training exercises

personnel assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eight (HC-8) ...

The Arabian Gulf (Apr. 25, 2003) (Left to Right) Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Joseph P. Schafer, Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Richard R. Hyman and Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Christoph... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Dan Titus plays the bagpipes at the Windjammers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Fifty One (VR-51) Change of Command

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Dan Titus plays the bagpipes at...

Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Apr. 26, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Dan Titus plays the bagpipes at the Windjammers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Fifty One (VR-51) Change of Comm... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Antonio A. Mejia comforts Airman Angelica Martinez as she is overcome by emotion following a naturalization ceremony

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Antonio A. Mejia comforts Airma...

Cabrillo National Monument San Diego, Calif. (May. 01, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Antonio A. Mejia comforts Airman Angelica Martinez as she is overcome by emotion following a naturalization ce... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class David Sequira winner of the traditional  First Kiss is greeted by his family as USS Constellation (CV 64) returns to its homeport of San Diego, Calif

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class David Sequira winner of the tra...

Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. (Jun. 02, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class David Sequira winner of the traditional First Kiss is greeted by his family as USS Constellation (CV 64) returns to... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Mathew Stender welds a new flange on an aircraft exhaust manifold

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Mathew Stender welds a new flan...

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (Jun. 18, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Mathew Stender welds a new flange on an aircraft exhaust manifold. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jason Lively and Aviation Mechanic Airman Rafael Bustamente work together to rivet an air baffle

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jason Lively and Aviation Mecha...

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (Jun. 18, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jason Lively and Aviation Mechanic Airman Rafael Bustamente work together to rivet an air baffle. U.S. Navy photo b... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nichalos Baldwin and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Eddie Brutus work together to properly torque the fittings on an aircraft tire

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nichalos Baldwin and Aviation S...

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (Jun. 18, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nichalos Baldwin and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Eddie Brutus work together to properly torque the fitti... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Rebecca Hicks repairs a piece of fiberglass on a helicopter in the hangar bay aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Rebecca Hicks repairs a piece o...

The Arabian Gulf (Jun. 26, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Rebecca Hicks assigned to the Indians of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Six (HS-6) repairs a piece of fiberglass on a helicopter in th... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Albert Ramirez, holds his 5 1/2 month old son for the first time

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Albert Ramirez, holds his 5 1/2...

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jun. 30, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Albert Ramirez, holds his 5 1/2 month old son for the first time. Petty Officer Ramirez is stationed aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeffrey A. Sims from New Jersey, N.J. removes working rivets from the wing of a P-3 Orion aircraft

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeffrey A. Sims from New Jersey...

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. (Jul. 08, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeffrey A. Sims from New Jersey, N.J. removes working rivets from the wing of a P-3 Orion aircraft. Petty Officer Sim... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Aaron S. Tuttle from Pensacola, Fla. removes a rubber sealant from the wing of a P-3 Orion.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Aaron S. Tuttle from Pensacola,...

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. (Jul. 08, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Aaron S. Tuttle from Pensacola, Fla. removes a rubber sealant from the wing of a P-3 Orion. Petty Officer Tuttle is a... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Rupert Cadena and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Nicholas Rohde tightens a scissor shackle on an EA-6B ejection seat

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Rupert Cadena and Aviation Stru...

Oak Harbor, Wash. (Jul. 23, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Rupert Cadena and Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Nicholas Rohde assigned to Central Egress shop at the Aircraft Intermediate Mainten... more

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Three (HC-3) operates the rescue hoist of an MH-60S Knight Hawk

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Three (HC-3) operates the rescue ho...

San Diego, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Aaron M. Dorsey, background, looks on as Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Tony J. Betances assigned to the "Pack-Rats" of Helicopter C... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Guillerimo Brunetti, from Berrien Springs, Mich., performs a final maintenance check on the tailhook of an F/A-18F Super Hornet

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Guillerimo Brunetti, from Berri...

Pacific Ocean (Aug. 13, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Guillerimo Brunetti, from Berrien Springs, Mich., performs a final maintenance check on the tailhook of an F/A-18F Super Hornet. Petty Offic... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class David Shane holds his five-month old child for the first time while receiving a kiss from his wife

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class David Shane holds his five-mont...

Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif. (Nov. 05, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class David Shane holds his five-month old child for the first time while receiving a kiss from his wife as he ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Rodney J. Allen secures the rotor blades of a CH-46D

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Rodney J. Allen secures the rot...

Pacific Ocean (Nov. 17, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Rodney J. Allen secures the rotor blades of a CH-46D Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Petty Off... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Seth Ignasiak displays an oversized sledgehammer called The Judge used for positioning lifting jacks, when performing maintenance under aircraft aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Seth Ignasiak displays an overs...

Pacific Ocean (Nov. 20, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Seth Ignasiak displays an oversized sledgehammer called The Judge used for positioning lifting jacks, when performing maintenance under aircr... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Nagorniuk Artem, from Keiv, Ukraine, performs a magnetic particle inspection.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Nagorniuk Artem, from Keiv, Ukr...

Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 15, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Nagorniuk Artem, from Keiv, Ukraine, performs a magnetic particle inspection on an aircraft part in the non-destructive inspection lab in th... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kyle Musto performs preflight checks on a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kyle Musto performs preflight c...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Dec. 18, 2003) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Kyle Musto performs preflight checks on a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion assigned to the Grey Knights of Patrol Squadron Forty... more

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 1st Class Terrance White, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Albert Ramirez assigned to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3).

Aviation Boatswain�s Mate 1st Class Terrance White, left, and Aviation...

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va. (Jan. 15, 2004) Aviation Boatswains Mate 1st Class Terrance White, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Albert Ramirez assigned to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) check... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jessie Woolf from Mesa, Ariz. and Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Rhett Taylor from Dayton, Fla., seal the windshield of an SH-60 Seahawk.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jessie Woolf from Mesa, Ariz. a...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 23, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Jessie Woolf from Mesa, Ariz. and Aviation Electrician's Mate Airman Rhett Taylor from Dayton, Fla., seal the windshield of an SH-60 Seahawk a... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Dennis Petersen from North Pole, Alaska, uses an airbrush to decorate a fuel tank.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Dennis Petersen from North Pole...

Arabian Gulf (Jan. 28, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Dennis Petersen from North Pole, Alaska, uses an airbrush to decorate a fuel tank on his squadron's "Show Bird," an SH-60 Seahawk assigned to ... more

Plane Captains, Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Christopher Maple, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Airman Christina Anderson of Whidbey Island, Wash., commence start up checks on an F-14B Tomcat.

Plane Captains, Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Christopher Map...

Red Sea (Feb. 17, 2004) Plane Captains, Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Christopher Maple, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Airman Christina Anderson of Whidbey Island, Wash., commence start up checks on an... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Ed Pennycook, of Cross Plains, Tenn., renders a salute to the flight leader of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angles.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Ed Pennycook, of Cross Plains, ...

Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Ed Pennycook, of Cross Plains, Tenn., renders a salute to the flight leader of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squa... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Hezekiah Crandall, of Chicago, Ill. uses an air-powered sander in the intake of an F-14B Tomcat.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Hezekiah Crandall, of Chicago, ...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 11, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Hezekiah Crandall, of Chicago, Ill. uses an air-powered sander in the intake of an F-14B Tomcat assigned to the Pukin Dogs of Fighter Squadron... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Francis Heller, of Virginia Beach, Va., signals that its safe to launch a F-14B Tomcat assigned to the Red Rippers of Fighter Squadron One One (VF-11) aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Francis Heller, of Virginia Bea...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 22, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Francis Heller, of Virginia Beach, Va., signals that its safe to launch a F-14B Tomcat assigned to the Red Rippers of Fighter Squadron One One... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Luke Bauer, of Arvada, Colo., utilizes a torch to cut scrap metal, which will be used to weld a bracket, aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Luke Bauer, of Arvada, Colo., u...

Norfolk, Va. (Mar. 22, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Luke Bauer, of Arvada, Colo., utilizes a torch to cut scrap metal, which will be used to weld a bracket, aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Cameron Harp of Cuyama, Calif. touches up paint on an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (VFA-115).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Cameron Harp of Cuyama, Calif. ...

Pacific Ocean (Mar. 31, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Cameron Harp of Cuyama, Calif. touches up paint on an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Five (... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Bryan Brinkley, of Atlanta, Ga., repairs a nose radome on a P-3 Orion.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Bryan Brinkley, of Atlanta, Ga....

Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan (Apr. 15, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Bryan Brinkley, of Atlanta, Ga., repairs a nose radome on a P-3 Orion aircraft assigned to the "Screaming Eagles" of Patrol... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Javier Arce, of Aguadilla, P.R., uses a pneumatic grinder to cut a pipe aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Javier Arce, of Aguadilla, P.R....

Atlantic Ocean (Apr. 19, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Javier Arce, of Aguadilla, P.R., uses a pneumatic grinder to cut a pipe aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jerome Samuel, of Silver Springs Md., performs routine maintenance on a SH-60F Seahawk.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jerome Samuel, of Silver Spring...

Atlantic Ocean (Apr. 19, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jerome Samuel, of Silver Springs Md., performs routine maintenance on a SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the "Golden Eagles" of Helicopter Anti-Su... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeremy Hughes tests an EA-6B Prowler rudder actuator aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD).

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeremy Hughes tests an EA-6B Pr...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (Apr. 29, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeremy Hughes tests an EA-6B Prowler rudder actuator aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Aircraft Intermediat... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Nichols, of New Carlisle, Ohio, left, picks bingo numbers.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Nichols, of New Carlisl...

Arabian Gulf (May. 01, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthew Nichols, of New Carlisle, Ohio, left, picks bingo numbers as Personnelman 1st Class Glenn Williams, of Louisville, Ky., announces chos... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Dustin Wolfe, of Indianapolis, Ill., completes a pre-flight check on an F-14D Tomcat.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Dustin Wolfe, of Indianapolis, ...

Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. (May. 06, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Dustin Wolfe, of Indianapolis, Ill., completes a pre-flight check on an F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatt... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nick Katsa, of Columbus, Ohio, sands the fuselage of an F/A-18C Hornet.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nick Katsa, of Columbus, Ohio, ...

Arabian Gulf (May. 06, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nick Katsa, of Columbus, Ohio, sands the fuselage of an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Wildcats" of Fighter Attack Squadron One Three One (VF... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeffrey Tabor, of Greenwood, Ind., assigned to the Emerald Knights of the Navy Reserve (NR) Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Seven Five (HS-75) performs maintenance in the cockpit.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeffrey Tabor, of Greenwood, In...

Atlantic Ocean (May. 06, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jeffrey Tabor, of Greenwood, Ind., assigned to the "Emerald Knights" of the Navy Reserve (NR) Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Seven Five ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Matthew Murdock, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic Equipment 2nd Class Andrew Riojas perform a safety and maintenance check on the tail hook of an F/A-18F Super Hornet.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Matthew Murdock, left, and Avia...

South Atlantic Ocean (May. 27, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Matthew Murdock, left, and Aviation Structural Mechanic Equipment 2nd Class Andrew Riojas perform a safety and maintenance check on th... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Mario Delacruz, from El Paso, Texas, wipes brake dust from the tire rim of a Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Mario Delacruz, from El Paso, T...

Myrtle Beach International Airport, S.C. (Jun. 06, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Mario Delacruz, from El Paso, Texas, wipes brake dust from the tire rim of a Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet. Each morn... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Jason Powers and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Daniel Johnson conduct final checks of the wings and flaps of an F-14B Tomcat.

Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Jason Powers and Aviation Structur...

Atlantic Ocean (Jun. 06, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Jason Powers and Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Daniel Johnson conduct final checks of the wings and flaps of an F-14B Tomcat assigned ... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nicholas Crow of Warner Robbins, Ga. conducts an engine cavity inspection on an EA-6B Prowler .

Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nicholas Crow of Warner Robbins...

Gulf of Alaska (Jun. 07, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Nicholas Crow of Warner Robbins, Ga. conducts an engine cavity inspection on an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Cougars" of Tactical Electron... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Dane Welch, from Houwa, La., performs maintenance on a Martin-Baker MKGREA7 ejection seat.

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Dane Welch, from Houwa, La., pe...

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (Jun. 09, 2004) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Dane Welch, from Houwa, La., performs maintenance on a Martin-Baker MKGREA7 ejection seat. Inspections are performe... more