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Maintaining the Fight

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Cayton, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, cleans an aircraft during pre-flight inspections July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The life of a dedicated crew chief requires non-stop dedication, day and night, to maintain air-to-air combat superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Cayton, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, cleans an aircraft during pre-flight inspections July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The life of a dedicated crew chief requires non-stop dedication, day and night, to maintain air-to-air combat superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Nelson, F-15C Eagle avionics specialist assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, attaches a protective cover on an aircraft July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The life of a dedicated crew chief requires non-stop dedication, day and night, to maintain air-to-air combat superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Nelson, F-15C Eagle avionics specialist assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, attaches a protective cover on an aircraft July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The life of a dedicated crew chief requires non-stop dedication, day and night, to maintain air-to-air combat superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Randall Petri, left, and Alfredo Cruz Perez, right, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chiefs assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, perform a joint oil analysis program July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of the 44th AMU are vital to the 18th Wing’s mission, as they spearhead the protection of a free and open Indo-Pacific region by keeping its aircraft in the air. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Randall Petri, left, and Alfredo Cruz Perez, right, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chiefs assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, perform a joint oil analysis program July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of the 44th AMU are vital to the 18th Wing’s mission, as they spearhead the protection of a free and open Indo-Pacific region by keeping its aircraft in the air. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alfredo Cruz Perez, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, performs a joint oil analysis program July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The life of a dedicated crew chief requires non-stop dedication, day and night, to maintain air-to-air combat superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alfredo Cruz Perez, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, performs a joint oil analysis program July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The life of a dedicated crew chief requires non-stop dedication, day and night, to maintain air-to-air combat superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Cayton, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, checks panel security during pre-flight inspections July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of the 44th AMU are vital to the 18th Wing’s mission, as they spearhead the protection of a free and open Indo-Pacific region by keeping its aircraft in the air. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Cayton, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, checks panel security during pre-flight inspections July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of the 44th AMU are vital to the 18th Wing’s mission, as they spearhead the protection of a free-and-open Indo-Pacific region by keeping its aircraft in the air. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hannah Cayton, F-15C Eagle assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, cleans an aircraft during pre-flight inspections July 2, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The life of a dedicated crew chief requires non-stop dedication, day and night, to maintain air-to-air combat superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia Belío)