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P-38 Lightning returns after restoration

By Airman 1st Class Christopher R. Morales | 673d Air Base Wing / Public Affairs | Aug. 30, 2017

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska — The 3rd Maintenance Squadron crash recovery team and 773d Civil Engineer Squadron structure shop return the newly refurbished Lockheed P-38 Lightning to the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 26, 2017. The aircraft has been a static display at JBER since May of 2000 as a reminder of the sacrifices made in the ‘Forgotten War’ of the Aleutian Island chain; the restoration program started in August of 2016.