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An F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 8th Fighter Wing takes off from Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The 8th FW is home to two fighter squadrons, the 35th Fighter Squadron “Pantons” and the 80th FS “Juvats.” (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Two 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs exchange the "Crush 'Em" sign with an 80th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The 80th AMU inspected and refueled F-16s during a routine training event. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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An 80th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot prepares for takeoff on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The 8th FW is home to two fighter squadrons, the 35th Fighter Squadron “Pantons” and the 80th FS “Juvats.” (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Staff Sgt. Parker Harris, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects munitions on an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Maintainers inspected and refueled jets during a routine training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Staff Sgt. Luke Ikedea, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take-off on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Airmen with the 80th AMU ensured all jet components functioned properly prior to flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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An 80th Fighter Squadron pilot closes the canopy of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The F-16 is a highly-maneuverable, multi-role fighter aircraft that has proven itself in both air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Staff Sgt. Luke Ikedea, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, preps the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The F-16 is a highly-maneuverable, multi-role fighter aircraft that has proven itself in both air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Senior Airman Joshua Foley, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics specialist journeyman, writes in a maintenance log at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Maintainers ensured F-16 Fighting Falcons were ready for flight during routine training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Tech. Sgt. Nicanor Garcia, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit specialist section chief, turns a speed handle to tighten a screw on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The 80th AMU inspected and refueled aircraft during a routine training event. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Tech. Sgt. Nicanor Garcia, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit specialist section chief, tightens a screw on the panel of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Airmen with the 80th AMU inspected and refueled aircraft during a routine training event. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Tech. Sgt. Nicanor Garcia, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit specialist section chief, tightens a screw on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Airmen with the 80th AMU inspected and refueled jets during a routine training event. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Captain Brandon Reese, 80th Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares to fly an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The 80th FS is one of two fighter squadrons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing. The squadron was activated during World War II as the 80th Pursuit Squadron. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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