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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shawn McMahon, engine specialist assigned to the 44th Air Maintenance Unit, inspects the inside of an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shawn McMahon, engine specialist assigned to the 44th Air Maintenance Unit, inspects the inside of an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019. Phase maintenance is an important opportunity to inspect and replace aircraft systems from the ground up. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shawn McMahon, engine specialist assigned to the 44th Air Maintenance Unit, inspects the inside of an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shawn McMahon, engine specialist assigned to the 44th Air Maintenance Unit, inspects the inside of an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019. Over a 45-day period, more than 40 Airmen can work on this aircraft during phase inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Maintainers from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and the 44th Air Maintenance Unit, inspect an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019.

Maintainers from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and the 44th Air Maintenance Unit, inspect an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019. Phase inspections are conducted after an aircraft has flown 400 flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

An Airman from the 44th Air Maintenance Unit, inspects an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019.

An Airman from the 44th Air Maintenance Unit, inspects an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019. During phase maintenance, every panel on the aircraft is removed and underlying components are inspected or replaced to ensure the aircraft can be safely operated to its potential going forward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Markeith Middleton, crew chief assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, inspects an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Markeith Middleton, crew chief assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, inspects an F-15 Eagle during phase maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019. Airmen crew chiefs are responsible for ensuring every part of the jet is in safe, working order. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

An F-15 Eagle undergoes full phase maintenance and inspections at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019.

An F-15 Eagle undergoes full phase maintenance and inspections at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 15, 2019. Aircraft receive phase maintenance at set intervals to ensure maximum safety and operability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

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