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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Decker, south aerospace ground equipment section chief assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates how to use the hydraulic test stand during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. This bilateral training exercise focused on teaching JASDF members the functions and purpose of aerospace ground equipment and nondestructive inspection flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Decker, south aerospace ground equipment section chief assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates how to use the hydraulic test stand during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. This bilateral training exercise focused on teaching JASDF members the functions and purpose of aerospace ground equipment and nondestructive inspection flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Diana Garcia-Ferrufino, nondestructive inspection journeyman assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, performs a metals check using the joint oil analysis program during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th EMS holds frequent bilateral training exercises with JASDF counterparts to build stronger partnerships and maintain a constant level of readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Diana Garcia-Ferrufino, nondestructive inspection journeyman assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, performs a metals check using the joint oil analysis program during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th EMS holds frequent bilateral training exercises with JASDF counterparts to build stronger partnerships and maintain a constant level of readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Miguel Bravo, nondestructive inspection journeyman assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates the use and function of the Lorad LPX-160 x-ray apparatus during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. This bilateral training exercise focused on teaching JASDF members the functions and purpose of aerospace ground equipment and nondestructive inspection flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Miguel Bravo, nondestructive inspection journeyman assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates the use and function of the Lorad LPX-160 x-ray apparatus during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. This bilateral training exercise focused on teaching JASDF members the functions and purpose of aerospace ground equipment and nondestructive inspection flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zacharius Shaw, nondestructive inspection apprentice assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates how to use an eddy current nortec 600 inspection unit during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th EMS holds frequent bilateral training exercises with JASDF counterparts to build stronger partnerships and maintain a constant level of readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zacharius Shaw, nondestructive inspection apprentice assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates how to use an eddy current nortec 600 inspection unit during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th EMS holds frequent bilateral training exercises with JASDF counterparts to build stronger partnerships and maintain a constant level of readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmyn Yoder, nondestructive inspection apprentice assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates how to use the stationary magnetic particle inspection unit during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. This bilateral training exercise focused on teaching JASDF members the functions and purpose of aerospace ground equipment and nondestructive inspection flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmyn Yoder, nondestructive inspection apprentice assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates how to use the stationary magnetic particle inspection unit during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. This bilateral training exercise focused on teaching JASDF members the functions and purpose of aerospace ground equipment and nondestructive inspection flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Decker, south aerospace ground equipment section chief assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates how to use the hydraulic test stand during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. This bilateral training exercise focused on teaching JASDF members the functions and purpose of aerospace ground equipment and nondestructive inspection flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)