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Staff Sgt. Elissa Black, 80th Fighter Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew flight equipment, assists a pilot with their flight helmet at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Staff Sgt. Elissa Black, 80th Fighter Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew flight equipment, assists a pilot with their flight helmet at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Captain (Doctor) Lisa Choe, 80th Fighter Squadron flight doctor, tests HGU 55-P flight helmet for night vision at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Captain (Doctor) Lisa Choe, 80th Fighter Squadron flight doctor, tests HGU 55-P flight helmet for night vision at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Senior Airman Colton Knight, 80th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, arms F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot before flight at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Senior Airman Colton Knight, 80th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, arms F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot before flight at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Captain (Doctor) Lisa Choe, 80th Fighter Squadron flight doctor, tests HGU 55-P flight helmet for night vision at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Captain (Doctor) Lisa Choe, 80th Fighter Squadron flight doctor, tests HGU 55-P flight helmet for night vision at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

First Lt. Craig Freeh, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, dons on flight equipment at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

First Lt. Craig Freeh, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, dons on flight equipment at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

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FIT TO FIGHT, FITTED FOR FLIGHT

Staff Sgt. Elissa Black, 80th Fighter Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew flight equipment, assists a pilot with their flight helmet at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Staff Sgt. Elissa Black, 80th Fighter Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew flight equipment, assists a pilot with their flight helmet at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Captain (Doctor) Lisa Choe, 80th Fighter Squadron flight doctor, tests HGU 55-P flight helmet for night vision at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Captain (Doctor) Lisa Choe, 80th Fighter Squadron flight doctor, tests HGU 55-P flight helmet for night vision at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Senior Airman Colton Knight, 80th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, arms F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot before flight at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Senior Airman Colton Knight, 80th Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, arms F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot before flight at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Captain (Doctor) Lisa Choe, 80th Fighter Squadron flight doctor, tests HGU 55-P flight helmet for night vision at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

Captain (Doctor) Lisa Choe, 80th Fighter Squadron flight doctor, tests HGU 55-P flight helmet for night vision at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

First Lt. Craig Freeh, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, dons on flight equipment at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

First Lt. Craig Freeh, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, dons on flight equipment at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 3, 2021. The 8th Fighter Wing pilots depend on Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen to have attention to detail when handling survival kits, parachutes, maintaining oxygen masks and flight helmets that can mean the difference between life and death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jesenia Landaverde)

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