U.S. Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagles return from a deployment as family and friends gather for a homecoming event Oct. 3, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen from the 18th Operations and Maintenance Groups deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of ongoing operations to maintain air superiority, defend forces on the ground, enhance regional partnerships, and demonstrate a continued commitment to regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)