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Maintainers in the trenches.


Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to the "Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron Three Seven (VFA-37), mount inert training bombs to a weapons rail under the wing of an FA-18C Hornet before flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75).

Navy photo by PH3 Kristopher Wilson


An Aviation Boatswain's Mate directs the driver tractor as he backs a U.S. Marine Corps UH-1N Huey helicopter to its parking space on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5).

Navy photo by JO2 Zack Baddorf


Aviation Support Equipment Technicians assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4) review a publication before testing an aircraft hydraulic servicing unit.

Navy photo by MC3 Noel Danseco


Flight-deck personnel carry an aircraft barricade in preparation to restow it after a firefighting drill on the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).

Navy photo by MC3 Jared Benner
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