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Minuteman II Missile gets a makeover

Senior Airman Cody Rowland (left) and Senior Airman Greg Bauman (right), 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable technicians, discuss their Minuteman II Missile static display restoration plan Aug. 21, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. In addition to aircraft painting and other normal duties, low observable technicians perform maintenance on static displays which includes sanding, priming and painting as part of the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Senior Airman Cody Rowland (left) and Senior Airman Greg Bauman (right), 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable technicians, discuss their Minuteman II Missile static display restoration plan Aug. 21, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. In addition to aircraft painting and other normal duties, low observable technicians perform maintenance on static displays which includes sanding, priming and painting as part of the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Senior Airman Carlos Colon, 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, sands a Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 21, 2015. The missile was sanded, primed and then painted as part of the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Senior Airman Carlos Colon, 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, sands a Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 21, 2015. The missile was sanded, primed and then painted as part of the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Members of the 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable shop perform maintenance on a Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 21, 2015. The missile was sanded, primed and then painted during the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Members of the 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable shop perform maintenance on a Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 21, 2015. The missile was sanded, primed and then painted during the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Fonzo, 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, dons his respirator mask prior to performing maintenance on a Minuteman II Missile static display Sept. 1, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. In addition to aircraft painting and other normal duties, low observable technicians perform cosmetic maintenance on static displays at Whiteman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Fonzo, 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, dons his respirator mask prior to performing maintenance on a Minuteman II Missile static display Sept. 1, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. In addition to aircraft painting and other normal duties, low observable technicians perform cosmetic maintenance on static displays at Whiteman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Senior Airman Carlos Colon, 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, sands a Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 1, 2015. As part of the restoration process, the missile was sanded, primed and painted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Senior Airman Carlos Colon, 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable technician, sands a Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 1, 2015. As part of the restoration process, the missile was sanded, primed and painted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Members of the 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable shop perform maintenance on a Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 21, 2015. The missile was sanded, primed and then painted during the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Members of the 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable shop perform maintenance on a Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 21, 2015. The missile was sanded, primed and then painted during the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

A low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron paints a Minuteman II Missile static display Sept. 14, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The missile was sanded, primed and painted in order to restore it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

A low observable technician from the 509th Maintenance Squadron paints a Minuteman II Missile static display Sept. 14, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The missile was sanded, primed and painted in order to restore it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Members of the 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable shop stand in front of a restored Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 29, 2015. The low observable technicians were recognized by base leadership for the restoration project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

Members of the 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable shop stand in front of a restored Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 29, 2015. The low observable technicians were recognized by base leadership for the restoration project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

A Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., was completely restored by the 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable shop recently. The missile was sanded, primed and then painted during the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)

A Minuteman II Missile static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., was completely restored by the 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable shop recently. The missile was sanded, primed and then painted during the restoration process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik/Released)