Checking for perfection

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Master Sgt. Michael Harriman, a propulsion inspector with the 940th Maintenance Squadron, checks engine fan blades of an Air Force Reserve Command KC-135T for imperfections and wear July 6, 2006 during periodic maintenance. Due to a series of modernizations and careful maintenance through the years, the KC-135 is now one of the oldest, yet most reliable, aircraft defending America. Sergeant Harriman was inspecting Tail Number 60-0345, one of the youngest aircraft in the fleet. It was first delivered to the Air Force by Boeing on May 12, 1961. The KC-135 fleet will celebrate its 50th birthday in September. For more information on the KC-135 50th anniversary celebration, go to http://www.kc135.org/ . (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bryan Smith)

PHOTO BY:
VIRIN: 060706-F-0510S-011.JPG
FULL SIZE: 0.33 MB
Additional Details

No camera details available.

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at https://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.