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Hill F-35A

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. David Moore, 34th Fighter Squadron F-35 pilot, goes through pre-flight procedures Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-35A provides the warfighter unprecedented situational awareness and the required survivability to fight and win in highly contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hill F-35A

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. David Moore, 34th Fighter Squadron F-35 pilot, goes through pre-flight procedures Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-35As in the Pacific provide the Indo-Asia-Pacific region with the most advanced 5th generation fighter, capable of a variety of operations, including access to the global commons, active defense and power projection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hill F-35A

Maintainers from the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, conduct through pre-flight inspection Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Rotational forces are integral to increasing our military combat capabilities, which are essential to U.S. power projection and security obligations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hill F-35A

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Charles, 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, goes through pre-flight procedures Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Rotational forces are integral to increasing our military combat capabilities, which are essential to U.S. power projection and security obligations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hill F-35A

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Charles, 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, goes through pre-flight procedures Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Rotational forces are integral to increasing our military combat capabilities, which are essential to U.S. power projection and security obligations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hill F-35A

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxis for take-off Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-35A is being deployed under U.S. PACOM’s theater security package (TSP) program, which has been in operation since 2004. This long-planned deployment is designed to demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hill F-35A

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes-off Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. While a first in-theater for the F-35A, the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B variant has been stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan since January 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hill F-35A

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes-off Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. While a first in-theater for the F-35A, the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B variant has been stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan since January 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. David Moore, 34th Fighter Squadron F-35 pilot, goes through pre-flight procedures Nov. 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-35A provides the warfighter unprecedented situational awareness and the required survivability to fight and win in highly contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)