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Staff Sgt. Joshua Metz, 931st Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, fastens a bracket to a KC-135 Stratotanker static display tail fin July 8, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The bracket allows an 18-ton crane to pick up the tail fin and move it into position so the rudder can be connected. (U.S Air Force photo Zachary Willis) 22 ARW, McConnell AFB, KC-135

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Staff Sgt. Joshua Metz, 931st Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, attaches a rudder to a KC-135 Stratotanker static display tail fin July 8, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. With over 60 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, McConnell has placed a KC-135 tail fin static display recognizing the aircraft before its slated retirement in 2023. U.S Air Force photo Zachary Willis)

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Staff Sgt. Joshua Metz, 931st Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, guides Tech Sgt. Billie Jean Stone, 931st MXS repair and reclamation craftsman, as she raises a KC-135 Stratotanker static display tail fin July 8, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The tail fin will be repainted with eco-friendly paint in the near future. U.S Air Force photo Zachary Willis)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Metz, 931st Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, fastens a bracket to a KC-135 Stratotanker static display tail fin July 8, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The bracket allows an 18-ton crane to pick up the tail fin and move it into position so the rudder can be connected. (U.S Air Force photo Zachary Willis) 22 ARW, McConnell AFB, KC-135