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Maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform final end-of-runway checks on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron as a multimedia specialist from the 18th Wing Public Affairs Office performs video documentation prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Trust and teamwork between operations, maintenance and support Airmen are foundational to any successful flying mission; each professional brings specialized skills to ensure U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives are accomplished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

Maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform final end-of-runway checks on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron as a multimedia specialist from the 18th Wing Public Affairs Office performs video documentation prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Trust and teamwork between operations, maintenance and support Airmen are foundational to any successful flying mission; each professional brings specialized skills to ensure U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives are accomplished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Alvarez-Martinez, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, waits for an F-15C Eagle to taxi prior to take-off at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Alvarez-Martinez, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, waits for an F-15C Eagle to taxi prior to take-off at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

A pilot assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron performs pre-flight checks on an F-15C Eagle prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. This routine training mission ensured Kadena’s continued readiness to deliver air superiority for the defense of Japan and regional stability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

A pilot assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron performs pre-flight checks on an F-15C Eagle prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. This routine training mission ensured Kadena’s continued readiness to deliver air superiority for the defense of Japan and regional stability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Woodward, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts pre-flight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The U.S. Air Force posture in Japan provides a ready and lethal capability that deters adversary aggression, protects the homeland, aids in Japan's defense, and enhances regional peace and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Woodward, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts pre-flight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The U.S. Air Force posture in Japan provides a ready and lethal capability that deters adversary aggression, protects the homeland, aids in Japan's defense, and enhances regional peace and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Woodward, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, communicates with an F-15C Eagle pilot during pre-flight checks prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. This routine training mission ensured Kadena’s continued readiness to deliver air superiority for the defense of Japan and regional stability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Woodward, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, communicates with an F-15C Eagle pilot during pre-flight checks prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. This routine training mission ensured Kadena’s continued readiness to deliver air superiority for the defense of Japan and regional stability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

A pilot assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron and two maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron review an F-15C Eagle maintenance log during pre-flight checks prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

A pilot assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron and two maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron review an F-15C Eagle maintenance log during pre-flight checks prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

An F-15C assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron taxis to the end of the runway prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Training missions like this ensure Kadena Airmen are prepared to operate day or night under any conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

An F-15C assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron taxis to the end of the runway prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Training missions like this ensure Kadena Airmen are prepared to operate day or night under any conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

Airmen from 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron to launch prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The routine training mission ensured Kadena’s continued readiness to deliver air superiority for the defense of Japan and regional stability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

Airmen from 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron to launch prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The routine training mission ensured Kadena’s continued readiness to deliver air superiority for the defense of Japan and regional stability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Woodward, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, walks around an F-15C Eagle during pre-flight checks at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Woodward, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, walks around an F-15C Eagle during pre-flight checks at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct pre-flight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The 18th AMXS Airmen make it their mission to provide tactically and technically proficient Airmen to produce effective airpower, generate and maintain air superiority, forward deploy, and defend ourselves and our allies from attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)
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Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct pre-flight checks on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The 18th AMXS Airmen make it their mission to provide tactically and technically proficient Airmen to produce effective airpower, generate and maintain air superiority, forward deploy, and defend ourselves and our allies from attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform final end-of-runway checks on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron as a multimedia specialist from the 18th Wing Public Affairs Office performs video documentation prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Trust and teamwork between operations, maintenance and support Airmen are foundational to any successful flying mission; each professional brings specialized skills to ensure U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives are accomplished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)