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‘It’s a hard knock life!’ for jet engine mechanics

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Staff Sgt. Eric Barnes, 509th Maintenance Squadron test cell assistant section chief, and Airman 1st Class Lester Popham, 509th MXS aerospace propulsion apprentice, close an inlet bell mouth for a B-2 Spirit engine inside the test cell, Feb. 13. The inlet bell mouth distributes and guides air into the motor to allow the engine to run smoothly in the test cell. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) (Released)

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