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When looking for a car part you can often find something right off the shelf. It's not always so easy when you're an aircraft mechanic. Staff Sgt. Chris Bevins introduces us to one of Kunsan’s metal workers who make it happen.


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This work, Air Force Report: Out of Thin Air, by SSgt Shaun Hostutler, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.2.2014

Date Posted:01.2.2014 2:18PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:318691

VIRIN:130102-F-RV779-001

Filename:DOD_101066442

Length:00:01:31

Location:FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD, USGlobe

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