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191st maintenance team keeps lightning-struck tanker flying

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Airmen with the 191st Maintenance Group work to repair the vertical stabilizer of a KC-135 Stratotanker at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. The aircraft had been struck by lightning shortly before landing at the base in late 2015. The aircraft landed without incident, but required extensive repairs. It has since been returned to service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Terry Atwell)

Article by TSgt Dan Heaton, 127th Wing

Check out this great story sent to us by A/TA Great Lakes Chapter President, SMSgt Erik M Wolford.

Click here to find out why the 191st maintainers were called upon to perform a task none of them had ever done in their careers.

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