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John Ezell, left, and Tech. Sgt. Aaron Berry install a safety strap prior to removing a TF-34-100A turbo-fan engine from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft June 2, 2009, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.  This particular engine, number 5036, set a longevity record for the 442nd Fighter Wing, after 10 years of being installed on the same aircraft, tail-number 605.  Mr. Ezell is the crew chief for A-10, number 605, and Sergeant Berry is also a crew chief in the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  The 442nd is an Air Force Reserve unit based at Whiteman.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bill Huntington)


Record-setting engine

John Ezell, left, and Tech. Sgt. Aaron Berry install a safety strap prior to removing a TF-34-100A turbo-fan engine from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft June 2, 2009, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. This particular engine, number 5036, set a longevity record for the 442nd Fighter Wing, after 10 years of being installed on the same aircraft, tail-number 605. Mr. Ezell is the crew chief for A-10, number 605, and Sergeant Berry is also a crew chief in the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The 442nd is an Air Force Reserve unit based at Whiteman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bill Huntington)

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