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67th AMU maintains air superiority

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare for pre-flight inspections of an F-15C eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The 18th Wing is home to the 67th and 44th Fighter Squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare for pre-flight inspections of an F-15C eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The 18th Wing is home to the 67th and 44th Fighter Squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zach Huschley, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion engineer, left, and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th AMU crew chief, right, hold a conversation at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. One mission of the 18th Wing is to deliver decisive airpower, any time, throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zach Huschley, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion engineer, left, and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th AMU crew chief, right, hold a conversation at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. One mission of the 18th Wing is to deliver decisive airpower, any time, throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zach Huschley, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion engineer, removes an intake cover at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zach Huschley, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerospace propulsion engineer, removes an intake cover at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sebastian Coburn, 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle pilot, inspects an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The F-15C’s superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low wing-loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sebastian Coburn, 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle pilot, inspects an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The F-15C’s superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low wing-loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, climbs up to the cockpit of an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The 18th Wing is home to a fleet of 54 F-15C’s, capable of delivering decisive airpower at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, climbs up to the cockpit of an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. The 18th Wing is home to a fleet of 54 F-15C’s, capable of delivering decisive airpower at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sebastian Coburn, 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle pilot, gives a hand signal at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Air Force pilots deploy around the world, wherever there’s a need for fighters, trainers, bombers, advisers and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sebastian Coburn, 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle pilot, gives a hand signal at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Air Force pilots deploy around the world, wherever there’s a need for fighters, trainers, bombers, advisers and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, conducts preflight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Crew chiefs are responsible for day-to-day maintenance, including end-of-runway, post-flight, preflight, thru-flight, special inspections and phase inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, conducts preflight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Crew chiefs are responsible for day-to-day maintenance, including end-of-runway, post-flight, preflight, thru-flight, special inspections and phase inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, conducts preflight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Crew chiefs are responsible for the maintenance of their assigned aircraft, ensuring it’s ready to complete missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, conducts preflight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Crew chiefs are responsible for the maintenance of their assigned aircraft, ensuring it’s ready to complete missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, signals to the pilot of an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. 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 Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, signals to the pilot of an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. 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 Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, conducts preflight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Crew chiefs are responsible for day-to-day maintenance, including end-of-runway, postflight, preflight, thru-flight, special inspections and phase inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, conducts preflight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Crew chiefs are responsible for day-to-day maintenance, including end-of-runway, postflight, preflight, thru-flight, special inspections and phase inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, salutes the pilot of an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Dedicated crew chiefs are assigned to a single aircraft and are responsible for ensuring the successful completion of the aircraft’s maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel Hernandez, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, salutes the pilot of an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2021. Dedicated crew chiefs are assigned to a single aircraft and are responsible for ensuring the successful completion of the aircraft’s maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

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