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Service before self: Avionics technician saves time, money with F-16 innovations

Senior Airman Christopher Caruso, a 555th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technician, designed a stand that allows maintainers to check the functionality of a sniper pod. After performing routine maintenance or repairing a broken part on the sniper pod, maintainers would have to remount the sniper pod back on an F-16 Fighting Falcon in order to ops check it. This stand allows maintainers to test a repaired sniper pod without having to remount it. In the event there are still problems with the sniper pod, the stand allows maintainers to fix it on the spot, thanks to the design of the stand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier
VIRIN: 170909-F-KN424-1163.JPG
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