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Aerospace propulsion flight keep the engines running

Two Airmen walk into a hangar.

Senior Airman William James, left, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Nate Tassone, right, 18th CMS aerospace propulsion apprentice, walk into an aerospace propulsion hangar at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2021. The aerospace propulsion flight repairs and rebuilds aircraft engines, ensuring Kadena can deliver unmatched combat airpower in support of U.S. interests, the defense of Japan, and peace and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

An Airman issues equipment to another Airman.

Senior Airman Matthew Camacho, left, scans and issues equipment to Airman 1st Class Rueben Garcia, right, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeymen, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2021. Equipment is issued at the beginning of the shift and returned at the end of the shift, maintaining 100 percent accountability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

Two Airmen work on an engine.

Senior Airman William James, left, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, and Airman 1st Class Nate Tassone, right, 18th CMS aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspect a TF-34 engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2021. As part of a global partnership, the aerospace propulsion flight is sent damaged TF-34 engines for repair and sends them back in working condition for use in A-10 Thunderbolts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

An Airman works on an engine.

Airman 1st Class Nate Tassone, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspects a TF-34 engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2021. The aerospace propulsion flight repairs and rebuilds aircraft engines, ensuring Kadena can deliver unmatched combat airpower in support of U.S. interests, the defense of Japan, and peace and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

The eyes of an Airman peer through colorful wires.

Airman 1st Class Nate Tassone, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice, inspects a TF-34 engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2021. As part of a global partnership, the aerospace propulsion flight is sent damaged TF-34 engines for repair and sends them back in working condition for use in A-10 Thunderbolts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

A close up of a damaged engine.

Senior Airman William James, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, points out a damaged piece of a TF-34 engine compressor rotor at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2021. As part of a global partnership, the aerospace propulsion flight is sent damaged TF-34 engines for repair and sends them back in working condition for use in A-10 Thunderbolts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

An Airman inspects a fan duct on an engine.

Senior Airman Jaylin King, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, inspects a section of the rear fan duct of an F100-PW-220 engine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2021. A turbofan engine weighing almost 4,000 pounds, the F100-PW-220 engine powers Kadena’s fleet of F-15C Eagles in their mission to maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

An Airman scans equipment.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Merlisa Rheaume, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, scans returned equipment at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2021. Equipment is issued at the beginning of the shift and returned at the end of the shift, maintaining 100 percent accountability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

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