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Inspection lab keeps aircraft healthy

Staff Sgt. Bernadett Kelley, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician, views a part underneath black light during the inspection step of the penetrant process, July 31, 2013, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Any penetrant that has seeped into cracks is now visible due to the penetrants natural fluorescence under black light. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)



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This work, Inspection lab keeps aircraft healthy [Image 1 of 8], by SrA Christopher Willis, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.31.2013

Date Posted:08.08.2013 05:38

Photo ID:991118

VIRIN:130731-F-LR266-769

Resolution:6048x4032

Size:4.07 MB

Location:RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, DEGlobe

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