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he 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mart Angelo Gatchalion, 18th Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center board controller, updates the flight status of aircraft undergoing maintenance Dec. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

he 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Braulio Torres, 388th Maintenance Group weapons systems controller, coordinates maintenance for the F-35A Lightning II deployed here as part of the theater security package to Okinawa Dec. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Maintenance Operations Group Maintenance Operations Center hosts theater security package maintenance schedulers to ensure that all aircraft are taken care of while on Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

he 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Esrick Hamilton, 18th Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center board controller, coordinates maintenance for aircraft on the flightline Dec. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Maintenance Operations Group Maintenance Operations Center hosts theater security package maintenance schedulers to ensure that all aircraft are taken care of while on Kadena (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

he 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jared Milani, 18th Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center section chief, manages status updates of available aircraft Dec. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

he 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Josh Allers, 18th Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center board controller, answers a phone call about aircraft maintenance on the flightline Dec. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Maintenance Operations Group Maintenance Operations Center hosts theater security package maintenance schedulers to ensure that all aircraft are taken care of while on Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

he 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock.

Board controllers from the 18th Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center track the maintenance needed by aircraft on the flightline Dec. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th MOC is the nerve center for maintenance operations on Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

he 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mart Angelo Gatchalion, 18th Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center board controller, updates the flight status of aircraft undergoing maintenance Dec. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th MOC is the Air Force’s only hybrid MOC, supporting both combat and mobility air force operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mart Angelo Gatchalion, 18th Maintenance Group Maintenance Operations Center board controller, updates the flight status of aircraft undergoing maintenance Dec. 19, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th MOC maintains the Air Force’s largest combat wing at Kadena AB and ensures Kadena AB’s fighters are ready at around-the-clock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)