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(NW Florida Daily News)   While Congress goes back and forth over how to solve the nation's financial problems, four specialized mechanics in Florida are quietly saving the Air Force millions each year   ( nwfdailynews.com) divider line
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2013-05-20 09:57:45 AM  
4 votes:
"Staff Sgt. Bradley Cooper demonstrates how he and other mechanics at Hurlburt Field's Air Force Repair Enhancement Program can diagram functioning circuit boards, which can then be used as guides to repair broken boards."

So there's definitely a silver lining here from this A team.
2013-05-20 09:55:27 AM  
2 votes:
So... what you're saying is that the "throw it out and start over" mentality that saves time and money in the consumer electronics space, in fact  doesn't apply to highly durable, custom made or limited-production run military hardware?

2013-05-20 09:47:29 AM  
2 votes:
I'm sure they will be severely penalized for making the rest of the government look like a bunch of morons.
2013-05-20 09:46:08 AM  
2 votes:
It's only a matter of time before Republicans call them commies and have them fired because this is a positive story happening at the same time Obama happens to be in office.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-20 08:21:33 AM  
2 votes:
This of the poor defense contractors losing out on those $10,000 metal box replacement contracts.

In a couple weeks, the repairmen use microscopes and tools similar to ones dentists use to repair the amp for only $190.

Badly worded sentence. If the job took two weeks of work, the $190 price is less than minimum wage. If they have a two week wait list and the work takes an hour, say that.
2013-05-20 12:23:19 PM  
1 vote:
These are the kind of gearheads one will want on a long-duration space voyage.
2013-05-20 10:49:41 AM  
1 vote:
Defense contractors nudge Congress to get these guys reassigned in 3, 2, 1...
2013-05-20 10:39:51 AM  
1 vote:
Aaah, I see they talked to my grandfather. The kind of man who buys (or writes) a book like this:

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2013-05-20 09:53:15 AM  
1 vote:
Is there a halal version of the pork-barrel?
2013-05-20 08:29:06 AM  
1 vote:
Wait! Non union government workers actually earning their pay?
2013-05-20 01:46:37 AM  
1 vote:
Someone was going to throw out $6000 worth of tools because the carrying case's lining needed to be replaced?
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