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Staff Sgt. Steven Runion, of the 96th Operations Support Squadron, drills down the screws on the interior side of a fighter helmet at the Aircrew Flight Equipment facility on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 9. AFE technicians trim down any protruding screws to ensure no damage is done to the combat edge bladder. The maintenance of the helmets is critical to the pilot’s performance and safety. The bladder on the interior of the helmets is designed to improve tolerance to high-G maneuvers and help prevent G-induced loss of consciousness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

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