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961st AMU maintains eyes in the sky

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Trevor Fisher, left, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Andrew Foust, right, 961st AMU aerospace propulsion apprentice, walk back to the 961st AMU at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU works around the clock to ensure E-3 Sentries remain mission ready to defend and support the U.S. and coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Trevor Fisher, left, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Andrew Foust, right, 961st AMU aerospace propulsion apprentice, walk back to the 961st AMU at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU works around the clock to ensure E-3 Sentries remain mission ready to defend and support the U.S. and coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Foust, top, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Trevor Fisher, bottom, 961st AMU aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspect an E-3 Sentry engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU is under the 18th Aircraft Maintenance squadron, one of five squadrons under the 18th Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Foust, top, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Trevor Fisher, bottom, 961st AMU aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspect an E-3 Sentry engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU is under the 18th Aircraft Maintenance squadron, one of five squadrons under the 18th Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Clay, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, walks the perimeter of an E-3 Sentry at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. Crew chiefs are responsible for the overall maintenance of their assigned aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Clay, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, walks the perimeter of an E-3 Sentry at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. Crew chiefs are responsible for the overall maintenance of their assigned aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Clay, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, inspects the wing of an E-3 Sentry at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. E-3 Sentries have a 360 degree radar view of the horizon and are responsible for airborne weather surveillance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Clay, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, inspects the wing of an E-3 Sentry at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. E-3 Sentries have a 360 degree radar view of the horizon and are responsible for airborne weather surveillance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Clay, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, inspects the tire of an E-3 Sentry at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU is critical in ensuring the E-3 Sentry is capable of delivering decisive air and cyberspace capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Clay, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, inspects the tire of an E-3 Sentry at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU is critical in ensuring the E-3 Sentry is capable of delivering decisive air and cyberspace capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Foust, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspects an E-3 Sentry engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. E-3 Sentries are capable of command, control and communications operations for tactical and air defense forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Foust, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspects an E-3 Sentry engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. E-3 Sentries are capable of command, control and communications operations for tactical and air defense forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Foust, left, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Trevor Fisher, right, 961st AMU aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspect an E-3 Sentry engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU are responsible for ensuring E-3 Sentries are capable of protecting U.S. and coalition force interests in the INDO-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Foust, left, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Trevor Fisher, right, 961st AMU aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspect an E-3 Sentry engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU are responsible for ensuring E-3 Sentries are capable of protecting U.S. and coalition force interests in the INDO-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit inspect an E-3 Sentry at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU maintains computer systems, replaces parts and ensures the E-3 Sentry is safe for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit inspect an E-3 Sentry at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 30, 2021. The 961st AMU maintains computer systems, replaces parts and ensures the E-3 Sentry is safe for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

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