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In the Pits

An F-16 Fighting Falcon goes through a maintenance check during a hot pit session, Dec. 14, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 96th Test Wing recently established the quarterly hot pit refueling capability, enabling aircrew to fly more sorties and maintainers more time to work on the aircraft. Although hot pitting is new for the test wing, it is a common occurrence for operational wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

PHOTO BY: Samuel King
VIRIN: 171214-F-OC707-807.JPG
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