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Thunderbolt repair
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- Staff Sgt. Scott Long (left) and Tech. Sgt. Jeff McElhoe remove the gun faring from the nose of an A-10 Thunderbolt II to prevent damage while it is loaded onto its shipping cradle. The aircraft received severe battle damage during a combat mission over Iraq in April and will be shipped back to the United States for repair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dave Buttner)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Dave Buttner |  VIRIN: 030526-F-9370B-048.JPG