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Maintainers construct external fuel tanks

Airmen tightening bolts.

Airmen 1st Class Vincent Lancia and Sinjin Bunag, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentees, tighten bolts on an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman inspecting a fuel tank build.

Staff Sgt. Louise Kelly, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm non-commissioned officer-in-charge, inspects an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Kelly checked the tanks for discrepancies to ensure they were properly constructed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman inspecting a fuel tank.

Airman 1st Class Vincent Lancia, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentee, inspects the inside of an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman tightening a bolt.

Airman Brendon Munoz, 8th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, tightens bolts on a 370-gallon fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Maintainers constructed 370-gallon fuel tanks, which can be attached externally to the wings of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for an additional source of fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman donning safety goggles.

Airman 1st Class Javon Daniel, 8th Maintenance Squadron fuels systems journeyman, dons safety goggles during an external fuel tank build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Maintainers ensured the proper use of personal protective equipment while constructing external 370-gallon fuel tanks for F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Airmen examining various maintenance tools.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Smith, 8th Maintenance Squadron fuels systems journeyman, examines various tools with Airman 1st Class Brendon Munoz, 8th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, during an external fuel tank build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. During the ‘tank-build,’ maintainers constructed 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman inspecting a fuel tank build.

Staff Sgt. Louise Kelly, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm non-commissioned officer-in-charge, inspects an external fuel tank with Airman 1st Class Brendon Munoz, 8th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, during a build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Kelly checked the tanks for discrepancies to ensure they were properly constructed, while also training augmentees on tank-building techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman checks screws on a fuel tank part.

Senior Airman Judd Bernardo, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentee, checks screws on a tail fin during an external fuel tank build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Airmen construct a fuel tank.

Airmen from the 8th Maintenance Squadron attach a tail fin to an external fuel tank during a tank-build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Airmen worked in teams to ensure parts were properly attached and then inspected for safety of flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman checks bolts on a fuel tank.
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Airman 1st Class Vincent Lancia, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentee, checks bolts on an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman inspecting a fuel tank part.
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Airman 1st Class Javon Daniel, 8th Maintenance Squadron fuels systems journeyman, inspects a fuel tank part at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Maintainers constructed 370-gallon fuel tanks, attached externally to the wings of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for an additional source of fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airmen 1st Class Vincent Lancia and Sinjin Bunag, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentees, tighten bolts on an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

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Maintainers construct external fuel tanks

Airmen tightening bolts.

Airmen 1st Class Vincent Lancia and Sinjin Bunag, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentees, tighten bolts on an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman inspecting a fuel tank build.

Staff Sgt. Louise Kelly, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm non-commissioned officer-in-charge, inspects an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Kelly checked the tanks for discrepancies to ensure they were properly constructed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman inspecting a fuel tank.

Airman 1st Class Vincent Lancia, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentee, inspects the inside of an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman tightening a bolt.

Airman Brendon Munoz, 8th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, tightens bolts on a 370-gallon fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Maintainers constructed 370-gallon fuel tanks, which can be attached externally to the wings of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for an additional source of fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman donning safety goggles.

Airman 1st Class Javon Daniel, 8th Maintenance Squadron fuels systems journeyman, dons safety goggles during an external fuel tank build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Maintainers ensured the proper use of personal protective equipment while constructing external 370-gallon fuel tanks for F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Airmen examining various maintenance tools.

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Smith, 8th Maintenance Squadron fuels systems journeyman, examines various tools with Airman 1st Class Brendon Munoz, 8th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, during an external fuel tank build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. During the ‘tank-build,’ maintainers constructed 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman inspecting a fuel tank build.

Staff Sgt. Louise Kelly, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm non-commissioned officer-in-charge, inspects an external fuel tank with Airman 1st Class Brendon Munoz, 8th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems apprentice, during a build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Kelly checked the tanks for discrepancies to ensure they were properly constructed, while also training augmentees on tank-building techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman checks screws on a fuel tank part.

Senior Airman Judd Bernardo, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentee, checks screws on a tail fin during an external fuel tank build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Airmen construct a fuel tank.

Airmen from the 8th Maintenance Squadron attach a tail fin to an external fuel tank during a tank-build at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Airmen worked in teams to ensure parts were properly attached and then inspected for safety of flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman checks bolts on a fuel tank.
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Airman 1st Class Vincent Lancia, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentee, checks bolts on an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

An Airman inspecting a fuel tank part.
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Airman 1st Class Javon Daniel, 8th Maintenance Squadron fuels systems journeyman, inspects a fuel tank part at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Maintainers constructed 370-gallon fuel tanks, attached externally to the wings of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for an additional source of fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airmen 1st Class Vincent Lancia and Sinjin Bunag, 8th Maintenance Squadron external tank farm augmentees, tighten bolts on an external fuel tank at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 8, 2020. Augmentees helped maintainers at the external tank farm construct 370-gallon wing fuel tanks, for additional fuel storage on F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)