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From idea to innovation: encompassing a mindset

Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs superintendent, refuels an F-18 Hornet in the air over Missouri, Feb. 10, 2017. Bachleda developed an ergonomically correct support cushion and floor panel for KC-135 Stratotanker boom operators, which potentially saves Airmen from future medical problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Jenna K. Caldwell
VIRIN: 170210-F-WY074-0097.JPG
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