Airmen assigned to the 18th Maintenance Group prepare a F-15C Eagles for missions at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 19, 2019. The 18th MXG 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 the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks)