#ndt HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Sandpaper scrapes along the wing of an MQ-9 Reaper, as debris drifts to the ground and the smell of chemical agents saturate the air. Squeals from an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine fill the temperature-controlled back shop. The Airmen are focused; there’s a job to be done, and it has to be done right.
This is a normal day in the 49th Maintenance Squadron’s sheet metal shop.
“Aircraft structural maintenance is basically performing bodywork on aircraft,” said Senior