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IPE Airmen keep Kadena ready

U.S. Air Force material management technicians from the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, inspect  ndividual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen are temporarily embedded in the 18th LRS IPE shop to help organize, keep inventory, test and inspect deployment and training gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force material management technicians from the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, inspect ndividual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen are temporarily embedded in the 18th LRS IPE shop to help organize, keep inventory, test and inspect deployment and training gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Salas, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, inspects a ballistic insert March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The IPE Shop is the first line of defense for Airmen, ensuring protective gear is supplied and functions properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Salas, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, inspects a ballistic insert March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The IPE Shop is the first line of defense for Airmen, ensuring protective gear is supplied and functions properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Members of Team Kadena visit the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment Shop to turn in equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The IPE Shop issues equipment such as gas masks, sleeping bags and tactical vests to Airmen for training purposes and deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Members of Team Kadena visit the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Protective Equipment Shop to turn in equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The IPE Shop issues equipment such as gas masks, sleeping bags and tactical vests to Airmen for training purposes and deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Clark, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, inspects individual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Clark and other reservist Airmen from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are temporarily working in the 18th LRS's IPE Shop as part of their annual overseas assignment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Clark, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, inspects individual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Clark and other reservist Airmen from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are temporarily working in the 18th LRS's IPE Shop as part of their annual overseas assignment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Clark, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, inspects individual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Inspections and equipment issues are practiced to ensure personnel are prepared for unforeseen circumstances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Clark, 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technician, inspects individual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Inspections and equipment issues are practiced to ensure personnel are prepared for unforeseen circumstances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman Sienna Korea Hinze and Airman Christopher Gomezcoello, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technicians, service individual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
The Individual Protective Equipment Shop issues mobility bags, deployment and training gear to all active-duty service members assigned to or in transit through Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John
Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman Sienna Korea Hinze and Airman Christopher Gomezcoello, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management technicians, service individual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Individual Protective Equipment Shop issues mobility bags, deployment and training gear to all active-duty service members assigned to or in transit through Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force material management technicians from the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, inspect ndividual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen are temporarily embedded in the 18th LRS IPE shop to help organize, keep inventory, test and inspect deployment and training gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)