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Backbone of the Air Force

Airmen assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform pre-flight checks on a B-1 bomber assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 24, 2012. The 28th AMXS is the largest squadron in the 28th Bomb Wing with more than 700 airmen, supporting 28 combat coded B-1 bombers.



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This work, Backbone of the Air Force [Image 6 of 6], by SrA Zachary Hada, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.24.2012

Date Posted:07.30.2012 15:11

Photo ID:635527

VIRIN:120724-F-HK400-066

Resolution:4256x2121

Size:332.5 KB

Location:ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, SD, USGlobe

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