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80th AMU knows communication is key

Maintainers inspect a jet.

Airman 1st Class Joshua Blaschke, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Michael Midyette, 80th AMU weapons load crew member, perform a pre-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2021. Maintenance specialists - crew chiefs and load crew members - simultaneously perform the final inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before it takes off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

A pilot adjusts his helmet.

Capt. Trevor Rogers, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, adjusts his helmet before flight at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July, 27, 2021. Pilots with the 35th FS conducted localized flight training missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Maintainers inspect a jet.

Airman 1st Class Michael Midyette, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, watches Airman 1st Class Joshua Blaschke, 80th AMU crew chief, perform a pre-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2021. Maintenance specialists - crew chiefs and load crew members - simultaneously perform the final inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before it takes off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

A maintainer inspects a jet.

Airman 1st Class Joshua Blaschke, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon before flight at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2021. Maintenance specialists - crew chiefs and load crew members - simultaneously perform the final inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before it takes off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Maintainers communicate on the flightline.

80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs and load crew team members, communicate before performing pre-flight inspections on F-16 Fighting Falcons at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2021. Maintenance specialists - crew chiefs and load crew members - simultaneously perform the final inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before it takes off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

A maintainer prepares to marshal a jet.

Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Leahigh, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit lead crew member, prepares to marshal an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2021. Maintenance specialists - crew chiefs and load crew members - simultaneously perform the final inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before it takes off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Maintainers speak on the flightline.

Staff Sgt. Chrisjuan Wright and Airman 1st Class Joshua Blaschke, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs, speak to each other before marshalling F-16 Fighting Falcons at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2021. Maintenance specialists - crew chiefs and load crew members - simultaneously perform the final inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before it takes off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

Jets prepare to takeoff.

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th and 80th Fighter Squadrons prepare for takeoff at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2021. Kunsan is home to two fighter squadrons, the 35th Fighter Squadron “Pantons” and the 80th FS “Juvats.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airman 1st Class Joshua Blaschke, 80th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Michael Midyette, 80th AMU weapons load crew member, perform a pre-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 27, 2021. Maintenance specialists - crew chiefs and load crew members - simultaneously perform the final inspections on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before it takes off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)