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Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

Members of the Blackbird Maintainers group and volunteers spray and wash a SR-71 Blackbird static display July 12, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Once a year the group performs maintenance and washes the static display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

Members of the Blackbird Maintainers group and volunteers from the base fill the tires with air on a SR-71 Blackbird static display July 12, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Once a year the group and Airmen perform maintenance and wash the static display on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

A member of the Blackbird Maintainers group washes the underside of a SR-71 Blackbird static display July 12, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The SR-71 called Beale home from January 1966 to January 1990. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

A member of the Blackbird Maintainers group cleans a SR-71 Blackbird static display July 12, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Once a year the group and Airmen perform maintenance and wash the static display on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

Members of the Blackbird Maintainers group and volunteers scrub a SR-71 Blackbird static display July 12, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The SR-71 called Beale home from January 1966 to January 1990. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

A volunteer applies soap to a SR-71 Blackbird static display July 12, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Once a year the group and Airmen perform maintenance and wash the static display on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

Members of the Blackbird Maintainers group and volunteers wash a SR-71 Blackbird static display July 12, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Once a year the group and Airmen perform maintenance and wash the static display on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

A volunteer washes a SR-71 Blackbird static display July 12, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Once a year the group and Airmen perform maintenance and wash the static display on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The Blackbird Maintainers group and a team of Beale volunteers took the time July 12, 2019, to wash the SR-71 Blackbird static display on base. This aircraft has a special place in our and the nation's history. It called Beale home from January 1966 to January 1990.