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AF Birthday inspires innovation

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, shows off a keychain made by a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018.

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, shows off a keychain made by a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018. Lynch demonstrated how to use the printer and made keychains for the members who attended the U.S. Air Force’s 71st Birthday celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, demonstrates the capabilities of a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018.

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, demonstrates the capabilities of a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018. The Incirlik AB Library recently began utilizing the printer and introduced it to the base during the U.S. Air Force 71st Birthday celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, holds a U.S. Air Force symbol that was printed by a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018.

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, holds a U.S. Air Force symbol that was printed by a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018. Lynch demonstrated how to use the printer during the U.S. Air Force’s 71st Birthday celebration as this year’s theme is “American Airman ...Wingman, Leader, Warrior,” which is designed to open the eyes of Airmen as innovative leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

U.S. Air Force service members receive a demonstration of how a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer, located in the Library, works at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018.

U.S. Air Force service members receive a demonstration of how a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer, located in the Library, works at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018. Members are encouraged to use their imagination and innovation when using the printer as these qualities can help Airmen meet and overcome emerging challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, demonstrates how to use a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018.

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, demonstrates how to use a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018. Lynch wanted to show members how the printer worked, while also celebrating the U.S. Air Force’s 71st Birthday celebration, as Airmen strive to not only be a ‘Wingman, Leader, Warrior,’ but innovators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

U.S. Air Force Airmen and Local Nationals pose for a picture during the U.S. Air Force’s 71st Birthday celebration at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Airmen and Local Nationals pose for a picture during the U.S. Air Force’s 71st Birthday celebration at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 18, 2018. This year’s birthday theme is “American Airman ...Wingman, Leader, Warrior,” and aims to highlight those aspects to Airmen as they work with each other to be innovative leaders and warfighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brittany E. N. Murphy)

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