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Kunsan aircraft generation

Captain Dan Cartin, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, conducts pre-flight checks prior to take-off on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Pre-flight checks ensure the aircraft is functioning properly and ready for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Kunsan aircraft generation

Captain Dan Cartin, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Senior Airman Lucretia Jenkins, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shake hands as they prepare to taxi the aircraft on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Prior to take-off, both pilots and crew chiefs inspect the aircraft thoroughly to ensure safety during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Kunsan aircraft generation

Captain Dan Cartin, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, conducts pre-flight checks prior to take-off on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Pre-flight checks ensure the aircraft is functioning properly and ready for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Kunsan aircraft generation

Captain Dan Cartin, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Prior to take-off, both pilots and crew chiefs inspect aircraft thoroughly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Kunsan aircraft generation

Captain Dan Cartin, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Prior to take-off, both pilots and crew chiefs inspect aircraft thoroughly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Kunsan aircraft generation

A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron “Juvats,” flashes the ‘crush ‘em’ signal while taxiing in an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The 80th FS was activated during World War II as the 80th Pursuit Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

Kunsan aircraft generation

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron “Juvats” takes off from Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. The 80th FS was the first overseas unit to fly the F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Captain Dan Cartin, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, conducts pre-flight checks prior to take-off on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 26, 2020. Pre-flight checks ensure the aircraft is functioning properly and ready for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)