The 8th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection shop is responsible for ensuring the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and its parts are of sound structure by identifying wear and tear before maintenance is necessary.

“We inspect things nondestructively by checking the structural integrity,” said Staff Sgt. James Douglas, 8th MXS NDI craftsman. “We look for cracks to make sure that something isn’t going to break in flight. We take the known breaking point and we basically backtrack from there.”

Source: NDT