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Structural maintainers provide backbone of RPAs
Senior Airman Joshua, a 432nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance journeyman, sands down a wing panel for the MQ-1 Predator Feb. 18, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Predator and MQ-9 Reaper are made completely of composite materials such as carbon fiber, Kevlar and specialized variations of fiberglass. Structural maintenance Airmen must wear proper protective equipment to keep the hazardous carbon shavings and paint from being inhaled. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen)

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Tags: ACC, Creech AFB
Photo by: Senior Airman Christian Clausen |  VIRIN: 160218-F-YX485-030.JPG