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Scorching and torching: 28th MXS metals tech

Senior Airman David Corona, a 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technician, cuts off a steel plate with an oxyacetylene torch at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Senior Airman David Corona, a 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technician, cuts off a steel plate with an oxyacetylene torch at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Airman 1st Class Christian Martinez, a 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technician, uses a drill press at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Airman 1st Class Christian Martinez, a 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technician, uses a drill press at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Senior Airman David Corona, a 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technician, cuts a steel plate off of a stand with an oxyacetylene torch at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Senior Airman David Corona, a 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technician, cuts a steel plate off of a stand with an oxyacetylene torch at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A metals tech sign adorns the 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technology shop at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

A metals tech sign adorns the 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technology shop at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Master Sgt. Brandon Cotter, the 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technology shop section chief, fits a pressure guage to an oxygen bottle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

Master Sgt. Brandon Cotter, the 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technology shop section chief, fits a pressure guage to an oxygen bottle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 23, 2018. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

One of the many scrap metal bins spread throughout the 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technology shop lays open for unserviceable metal pieces. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

One of the many scrap metal bins spread throughout the 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technology shop lays open for unserviceable metal pieces. The metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman John Ennis)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- The 28th Maintenance Squadron metals technology shop runs 24-hour operations to provide different metals technologies for all squadrons at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

The metals tech flight assists with any aircraft assets requiring welding, machining or fabrication. They also support cold spray technology for the B-1 by creating mock-ups prior to actual implementation.

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