A restored F-4 Phantom II fighter fitted with de-militarized AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles went on permanent display atop a pedestal outside NORAD's Eastern Air Defense Sector headquarters in Rome, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2010. "The display adds to our facility's visual appeal, while reminding the public and our staff of the Air Force's proud history," said Col. John Bartholf, sector commander. Fifty-five students at the Mohawk Valley Community College's Aviation Training Center began restoring the 47-year-old airframe in October 2009. Here, a crane moves the F-4 into position for mating with the pedestal, Dec. 10, 2010.
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