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AFE Airmen prep 44th FS for ATR

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Gago, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, inspects night vision goggles April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircrew flight equipment Airmen work day-and-night to inspect, repair and modify helmets, night vision goggles, life rafts and chemical gear among many other things to keep aircrews safe and able to complete the mission at hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Gago, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, inspects night vision goggles April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircrew flight equipment Airmen work day-and-night to inspect, repair and modify helmets, night vision goggles, life rafts and chemical gear among many other things to keep aircrews safe and able to complete the mission at hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Gago, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, inspects a G-suit April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The AFE team's mission is to support flight operations by ensuring pilots have reliable equipment in the event of an egress situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Gago, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, inspects a G-suit April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The AFE team's mission is to support flight operations by ensuring pilots have reliable equipment in the event of an egress situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denise McCarthy, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, cleans a flight helmet April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Helmets and other equipment are routinely inspected and repaired to meet all safety specifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denise McCarthy, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, cleans a flight helmet April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Helmets and other equipment are routinely inspected and repaired to meet all safety specifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman Nigel Simpson, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, services a survival vest April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The AFE shop oversees pilots' item serviceability and restocks their uniform with supplies like water and food if needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman Nigel Simpson, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, services a survival vest April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The AFE shop oversees pilots' item serviceability and restocks their uniform with supplies like water and food if needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Gago and Airman Nigel Simpson, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technicians assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, stow away equipment April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The AFE team prepares members of the 44th FS to participate in aviation training relocation programs in different parts of the world, such as Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Gago and Airman Nigel Simpson, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technicians assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, stow away equipment April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The AFE team prepares members of the 44th FS to participate in aviation training relocation programs in different parts of the world, such as Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denise McCarthy, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, reassembles a flight helmet April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircrew flight equipment is routinely broken down and put back together in order to ensure all components function properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Denise McCarthy, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, reassembles a flight helmet April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircrew flight equipment is routinely broken down and put back together in order to ensure all components function properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Aircrew flight equipment technicians from the 18th Operations Support Squadron reassemble a flight helmet April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen support F-15 Eagle operations within the 44th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Aircrew flight equipment technicians from the 18th Operations Support Squadron reassemble a flight helmet April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen support F-15 Eagle operations within the 44th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Gago, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, inspects night vision goggles April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircrew flight equipment Airmen work day-and-night to inspect, repair and modify helmets, night vision goggles, life rafts and chemical gear among many other things to keep aircrews safe and able to complete the mission at hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)