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An Airman walking down the flightline.

An Airman assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group walks down the flightline on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists arrive early to inspect, service and prepare aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A pilot stepping for flight.

Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, climbs into an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. The squadron specializes in airspace control, with force application roles including counter-air, strategic attack, air interdiction and close air support missions, in all weather, day or night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman marshalling aircraft.

Airman 1st Class Matthew Cover, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, signals Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, to taxi an F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to takeoff on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Maintenance specialists arrive early to inspect, service and prepare aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen walking on the flightline.

Two Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group walk toward hardened aircraft shelters on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Maintenance specialists arrive prior to takeoff to inspect and service F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An Airmen removing a cover from an aircraft.

Airman 1st Class Matthew Cover, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, removes an angle-of-attack transmitter cover from an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. It takes a team of maintenance specialists to inspect and service aircraft before takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman driving on the flightline.

An 8th Maintenance Group Airman drives an MB-4 tow tractor on the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists arrive to inspect, service and prepare aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A crew chief and pilot shaking hands before flight.

Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Cover, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, shake hands before takeoff on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Pilots and crew chiefs do thorough pre-flight inspections before every sortie, to ensure the safety of the pilot and aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A pilot's helmet.

Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, places his helmet on the side of an F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. The squadron specializes in airspace control, with force application roles like counter-air, strategic attack, air interdiction and close air support missions, in all weather, day or night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A pilot inspecting an aircraft before flight.

Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to takeoff on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. During its tenure as one of the Air Force's oldest fighter squadrons, the 35th lays claim to flying a long lineage of aircraft, like the P-40 Warhawk, P-51 Mustang, F-105 Thunderchief and F-4 Phantom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen crossing the flightline.
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Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing cross the flightline on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists inspect, service and prepare the aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A crew chief and pilot reviewing a checklist.
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Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Cover, 35th Maintenance Unit crew chief, review a checklist during a pre-flight inspection at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. The 35th FS, known as the “Pantons,” dates back to June 12, 1917, when the unit activated as the 35th Aero Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen speaking on the flightline.
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An Airman assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group speaks to a maintenance production supervisor on the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Maintenance specialists arrive to inspect and service aircraft before takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen prepping a fighter jet for flight.
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Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group fuel and arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. It takes a team of maintenance specialists to inspect and service the aircraft, before it is ready for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A fighter jet in a hardened aircraft shelter.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon rests in a hardened aircraft shelter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists inspect, service and prepare the aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen checking for debris.
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Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group search for debris on the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Airmen conduct foreign object debris walks, or FOD walks, to search for debris that could damage aircraft and hinder mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- An Airman assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group walks down the flightline on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists arrive early to inspect, service and prepare aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

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An Airman walking down the flightline.

An Airman assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group walks down the flightline on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists arrive early to inspect, service and prepare aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A pilot stepping for flight.

Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, climbs into an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. The squadron specializes in airspace control, with force application roles including counter-air, strategic attack, air interdiction and close air support missions, in all weather, day or night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman marshalling aircraft.

Airman 1st Class Matthew Cover, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, signals Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, to taxi an F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to takeoff on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Maintenance specialists arrive early to inspect, service and prepare aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen walking on the flightline.

Two Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group walk toward hardened aircraft shelters on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Maintenance specialists arrive prior to takeoff to inspect and service F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An Airmen removing a cover from an aircraft.

Airman 1st Class Matthew Cover, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, removes an angle-of-attack transmitter cover from an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. It takes a team of maintenance specialists to inspect and service aircraft before takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An Airman driving on the flightline.

An 8th Maintenance Group Airman drives an MB-4 tow tractor on the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists arrive to inspect, service and prepare aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A crew chief and pilot shaking hands before flight.

Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Cover, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, shake hands before takeoff on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Pilots and crew chiefs do thorough pre-flight inspections before every sortie, to ensure the safety of the pilot and aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A pilot's helmet.

Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, places his helmet on the side of an F-16 Fighting Falcon cockpit at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. The squadron specializes in airspace control, with force application roles like counter-air, strategic attack, air interdiction and close air support missions, in all weather, day or night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A pilot inspecting an aircraft before flight.

Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to takeoff on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. During its tenure as one of the Air Force's oldest fighter squadrons, the 35th lays claim to flying a long lineage of aircraft, like the P-40 Warhawk, P-51 Mustang, F-105 Thunderchief and F-4 Phantom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen crossing the flightline.
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Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing cross the flightline on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists inspect, service and prepare the aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A crew chief and pilot reviewing a checklist.
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Capt. Dane Lannon, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Cover, 35th Maintenance Unit crew chief, review a checklist during a pre-flight inspection at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. The 35th FS, known as the “Pantons,” dates back to June 12, 1917, when the unit activated as the 35th Aero Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen speaking on the flightline.
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An Airman assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group speaks to a maintenance production supervisor on the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Maintenance specialists arrive to inspect and service aircraft before takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen prepping a fighter jet for flight.
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Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group fuel and arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. It takes a team of maintenance specialists to inspect and service the aircraft, before it is ready for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

A fighter jet in a hardened aircraft shelter.
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon rests in a hardened aircraft shelter at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists inspect, service and prepare the aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen checking for debris.
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Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group search for debris on the flightline at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Airmen conduct foreign object debris walks, or FOD walks, to search for debris that could damage aircraft and hinder mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- An Airman assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group walks down the flightline on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. Prior to takeoff, maintenance specialists arrive early to inspect, service and prepare aircraft for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)