Wait a 'sec... you mean that instead of training military mechanics how to repair the bird the DOD has been letting the manufacturer do the repairs with civilian mechanics? The civilian Union mechanic? The mechanic who strikes for ever higher wages and benefits while our military mechanics who get paid perhaps less than half get to watch and then sign off on the repairs? No wonder the cost if the plane is so high and now the military wants to ground it for good, according to some reports.
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