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Maintainers perform joint oil analysis

A photo of an Airman burning aircraft oil in a spectrometer.

Airman Winston Magee, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection apprentice, burns aircraft oil in a spectrometer Jan. 9, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The joint oil analysis program allows maintainers to check for internal failures of aircraft engines through discrepancies in oil. The oil samples are taken from aircraft every day and sent to Nondestructive Inspection Airmen for further evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Megan Estrada)

A photo of an airman preparing an oil sample for a spectrographic analysis.

Airman 1st Class Maria Samaniego, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, prepares an oil sample for spectrographic analysis Jan. 9, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The joint oil analysis program allows maintainers to check for internal failures of aircraft engines through discrepancies in oil. The oil samples are taken from aircraft every day and sent to Nondestructive Inspection Airmen for further evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Megan Estrada)

A photo of Airmen testing oil samples.

Airman Winston Magee, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection apprentice, left, and Airman 1st Class Maria Samaniego, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, test oil samples Jan. 9, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The joint oil analysis program allows maintainers to check for internal failures of aircraft engines through discrepancies in oil. The oil samples are taken from aircraft every day and sent to Nondestructive Inspection Airmen for further evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Megan Estrada)

A photo of an Airman pouring oil in a cap.

Airman 1st Class Maria Samaniego, 23d Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection journeyman, pours oil in a cap Jan. 9, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The joint oil analysis program allows maintainers to check for internal failures of aircraft engines through discrepancies in oil. The oil samples are taken from aircraft every day and sent to Nondestructive Inspection Airmen for further evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Megan Estrada)

A photo of an Airman packaging oil samples and a form 2026 during a joint oil analysis.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Elliot, 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, packages oil samples with a form 2026 during a joint oil analysis Jan. 9, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The joint oil analysis program allows maintainers to check for internal failures of aircraft engines through discrepancies in oil. The oil samples are taken from aircraft every day and sent to Nondestructive Inspection Airmen for further evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Megan Estrada)

A photo of an Airman placing a dipstick in A-10C Thunderbolt II oil to determine its levels during a joint oil analysis.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Elliot, 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, places a dipstick in A-10C Thunderbolt II oil to determine its levels during a joint oil analysis Jan. 9, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The joint oil analysis program allows maintainers to check for internal failures of aircraft engines through discrepancies in oil. The oil samples are taken from aircraft every day and sent to Nondestructive Inspection Airmen for further evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Megan Estrada)

A photo of an Airman extracting oil from an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint oil analysis.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Elliot, 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, extracts oil from an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint oil analysis Jan. 9, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The joint oil analysis program allows maintainers to check for internal failures of aircraft engines through discrepancies in oil. The oil samples are taken from aircraft every day and sent to Nondestructive Inspection Airmen for further evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Megan Estrada)

A photo of an Airman filling out a form 2026 after extracting oil from an A-10C Thunderbolt II.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Elliot, 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, fills out a form 2026 after extracting oil from an A-10C Thunderbolt II Jan. 9, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The joint oil analysis program allows maintainers to check for internal failures of aircraft engines through discrepancies in oil. The oil samples are taken from aircraft every day and sent to Nondestructive Inspection Airmen for further evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Megan Estrada)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --