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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Alvarez Martinez, F-15C Eagle support journeyman assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, signs out an Airframe Mounted Accessories Drive seal removal kit June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Alvarez Martinez, F-15C Eagle support journeyman assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, signs out an Airframe Mounted Accessories Drive seal removal kit June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Tool accountability is the 44th AMU’s top priority to carry out the mission with no mishaps, on-and-off the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Lusk, F-15C Eagle support journeyman assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, performs a remote toolbox inventory during shift turnover June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Lusk, F-15C Eagle support journeyman assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, performs a remote toolbox inventory during shift turnover June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Tool accountability is the 44th AMU’s top priority to carry out the mission with no mishaps, on-and-off the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

Airmen assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit wait in line to turn in or check out tools during shift turnover June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Airmen assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit wait in line to turn in or check out tools during shift turnover June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Tool accountability is the 44th AMU’s top priority to carry out the mission with no mishaps, on-and-off the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryce Dillman, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, returns a consolidated toolkit during shift turnover June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bryce Dillman, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, returns a consolidated toolkit during shift turnover June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Every consolidated toolkit has specialized tools for maintainers from different duties to conduct their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Alvarez Martinez, F-15C Eagle support journeyman assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, signs out tools during shift turnover June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Alvarez Martinez, F-15C Eagle support journeyman assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, signs out tools during shift turnover June 27, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Every consolidated toolkit has specialized tools for maintainers from different duties to conduct their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

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