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Four aircraft were cleaned and painted by Straube?s Aircraft Services out of Hawaii, in response to a message from Maj. Gen. Allan R. Poulin, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, emphasizing the need to respect and properly maintain our Air Force heritage; specifically static aircraft around the Air Force Reserve. These aircraft were painted as recently as 2001, but birds, time and the Texas weather had taken their toll on the F-105 Thunderchief, F-4D and F-4E Phantoms and the F-16N Fighting Falcon. So the decision was made to refurbish and repaint them using high-gloss paint for ease of cleaning and aesthetic purposes. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Julie Briden-Garcia)

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