Welding Weasels; 35th MXS mend Falcon mission
By Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 24, 2017
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --
The 35th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technicians use their skills to fabricate and modify parts to fit mission requirements, enabling Misawa to bring the fight to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by enhancing our principles, partnerships, presence and power projection over a wider geographic range.
According to Airman 1st Class Elfie Diltz, a 35th MXS aircraft metals technology technician, there is always work to be done because many agencies depend on their knowledge for machining and welding.
“Our shop is valuable because we are able to mend aircraft parts,” Diltz said. “If the jets have anything cracked in the engine, they will not function properly, or it could lead to a dangerous situation due to an F-16 malfunction. We also support other shops such as aircrew ground equipment, avionics, armament, propulsions and many other flightline units, so they can execute their jobs as well.”