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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs pre-training checks on an F-15 Eagle April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Crew chiefs undergo frequent training to maintain their job proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs pre-training checks on an F-15 Eagle April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Crew chiefs undergo frequent training to maintain their job proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, reviews a training checklist April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Training checklists contain details as to what tasks need to be accomplished for a specific training session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, reviews a training checklist April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Training checklists contain details as to what tasks need to be accomplished for a specific training session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, observes Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, as he selects tools for maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During maintenance training, crew chiefs review what tools are needed for specific tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, observes Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, as he selects tools for maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During maintenance training, crew chiefs review what tools are needed for specific tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, selects tools for maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Selection of proper tools for tasks ensures the highest quality maintenance is performed on an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, selects tools for maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Selection of proper tools for tasks ensures the highest quality maintenance is performed on an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, selects a tool for maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Frequent training ensures crew chiefs maintain job proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, selects a tool for maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Frequent training ensures crew chiefs maintain job proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th AMU crew chief, review training content April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, provides necessary upgrade training classes for Airmen stationed on Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th AMU crew chief, review training content April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, provides necessary upgrade training classes for Airmen stationed on Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, hands a workstation laptop up to Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft maintenance instructors provide on-site supervision of Airmen for absorption of training content and use of proper safety precautions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, hands a workstation laptop up to Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft maintenance instructors provide on-site supervision of Airmen for absorption of training content and use of proper safety precautions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief, and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, review training content April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, provides a multitude of courses related to F-15 Eagle maintenance, including hydraulics lessons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief, and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, review training content April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, provides a multitude of courses related to F-15 Eagle maintenance, including hydraulics lessons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief, and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, prepare to conduct maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, provides upgrade training to more than 90 of Kadena’s crew chiefs annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief, and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, prepare to conduct maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, provides upgrade training to more than 90 of Kadena’s crew chiefs annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th AMU crew chief, review a technical order April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Maintainers follow the technical orders verbatim, ensuring the proper work is performed on the aircraft. (U.S . Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th AMU crew chief, review a technical order April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Maintainers follow the technical orders verbatim, ensuring the proper work is performed on the aircraft. (U.S . Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th AMU crew chief, review a technical order April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The verbiage of the technical order dictates how work needs to be performed on a certain part of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th AMU crew chief, review a technical order April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The verbiage of the technical order dictates how work needs to be performed on a certain part of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs maintenance on an F-15 Eagle flap actuator April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. When performing maintenance on aircraft, use of personal protective equipment is important to guaranteeing the safety of the maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs maintenance on an F-15 Eagle flap actuator April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. When performing maintenance on aircraft, use of personal protective equipment is important to guaranteeing the safety of the maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor perform maintenance on a flap actuator on an F-15 April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The flap actuator assists with maneuverability of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor perform maintenance on a flap actuator on an F-15 April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The flap actuator assists with maneuverability of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15 F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor review maintenance performed on an f-15 Eagle flap actuator April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, offers more than 30 classes related to F-15 maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15 F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor review maintenance performed on an f-15 Eagle flap actuator April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, offers more than 30 classes related to F-15 maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, packs up maintenance gear April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Proper storage and transportation of tools is important for safety and security of the maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, packs up maintenance gear April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Proper storage and transportation of tools is important for safety and security of the maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, discuss maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Before performing a training task, crew chiefs and training instructors review what needs to be done and how it will be carried out. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th AMU crew chief and Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, discuss maintenance training April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Before performing a training task, crew chiefs and training instructors review what needs to be done and how it will be carried out. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, unscrews a panel on an F-15 Eagle as Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 aircraft maintenance instructor, supervises April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft maintenance instructors assigned to the 372nd TRS, Det. 15, assist with providing over 2,000 hours of instruction to Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, unscrews a panel on an F-15 Eagle as Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 aircraft maintenance instructor, supervises April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircraft maintenance instructors assigned to the 372nd TRS, Det. 15, assist with providing over 2,000 hours of instruction to Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs maintenance on an aileron switching valve as Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peeler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, observes April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The aileron switching valve is one of the hydraulic systems on the F-15 Eagle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs maintenance on an aileron switching valve as Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peeler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, observes April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The aileron switching valve is one of the hydraulic systems on the F-15 Eagle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs maintenance on an aileron switching valve April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The aileron switching valve directs hydraulic fluid to the ailerons, providing pressure to the rudders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs maintenance on an aileron switching valve April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The aileron switching valve directs hydraulic fluid to the ailerons, providing pressure to the rudders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th AMU crew chief, review training content April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. After Airmen complete each training task, the instructor reviews their actions and provides feedback. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, Senior Airman Devon Moore, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Tychaun Kingston, 44th AMU crew chief, review training content April 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. After Airmen complete each training task, the instructor reviews their actions and provides feedback. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan --

Day in and day out, leaders in the Air Force are influencing countless Airmen, their education, core values and most importantly, training them to do their mission.

The 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15, provides different training courses to Kadena’s Airmen, including courses involving F-15 Eagle maintenance.

The 372nd TRS, Det. 15, presently offers 45 courses to Kadena’s Airmen.

“Of those 45 courses, 41 are directly related to aircraft maintenance ranging from the F-15 Eagle, KC-135 Stratotanker and the E-3 Sentry airframes,” said Master Sgt. Dawayne Reeds, 372nd TRS, Det. 15 detachment chief. “The other courses we offer are related to faculty development, which are technical writer, instructional systems development, plan of instruction and training supervisor.”

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Peppler, 372nd TRS, Det. 15, F-15 Eagle aircraft maintenance instructor, said he and his fellow instructors teach approximately 93 crew chiefs each year. This includes 2000 hours of training and about 32 classes.

The learning environment alternates between classroom settings and training out on the flightline.

“Every Airman who comes here to take a class is a hard worker,” said Peppler. “They always want to learn something new about the F-15 Eagle. To make sure they understand what we are teaching, we ask a lot of questions. If I have someone that needs a little more help, I will take my time with them and try to relate the material to something they know already.”

As he works with his Airmen, Peppler not only leads and mentors them, but he learns from them as well.

“Every day I am learning something new from my students,” said Peppler. “It could be a fun fact or even a new approach on teaching. I try to learn something new every day and challenge everyone to do the same.”

Reeds said the instructors teach the Airmen how to do complex tasks the correct way.

“One of the biggest things we get positively critiqued on by the students is how involved the instructors are regarding their understanding of the material,” said Reeds. “I sit in on courses, from time to time, to observe the instructors involvement and they’re dedicated to making sure the students grasp the information.”

Teaching Airmen and learning from them is a rewarding part of the career, said Peppler.

“I am very proud of what I do,” said Peppler. “I love answering any questions Airmen have about the Air Force, our way of life, and showing them they are important to the mission.”