RC-135 Rivet Joint electronic-intelligence-collecting aircraft with the 55th Wing at Offutt AFB, Neb., have been deployed for 7,000 straight days in the US Central Command area of responsibility, Air Forces Central announced Oct. 8, 2009. These high-in-demand assets and their rotating aircrews and maintainers have played a role in every CENTCOM operation since their arrival in the theater in August 1990. Here, SrA. Jayme Warner, an engine mechanic with the 55th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, guides one of the wing’s RC-135s at an air base in Southwest Asia, Oct. 7, 2009.
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