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The 5th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance shop is responsible for repairing damage and wear to B-52H Stratofortresses at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Structural maintenance also provides equipment maintenance and special support for the Minuteman III missiles and UH-1N Iroquois helicopters.


5th Maintenance Squadron: Structurally Sound

Airman Britain Cutbirth, 5th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, sands the edges of a splice plate at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 25, 2018. Splice plates are used to join separate metal parts and properly support engine cowlings during aircraft maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

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