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A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes off for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes off for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th FS to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes off for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle takes off for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th FS to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

A 67th Fighter Squadron pilot exits an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

A 67th Fighter Squadron pilot exits an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th FSs to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle taxis before a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

A 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle taxis before a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th FSs to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron discuss the preparation requirements for a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle before a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron discuss the preparation requirements for a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle before a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron discuss the preparation requirements for a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle before a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron discuss the preparation requirements for a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle before a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.
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An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron discuss the preparation requirements for a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle before a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.
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Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron discuss the preparation requirements for a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle before a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.
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Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.
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Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.
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An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief prepares a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.
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Crew chiefs assigned to the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle for a mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019. The 18th AMXS maintains numerous F-15s, allowing the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons to play a vital role in combat operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific for America and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)

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