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Airmen from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an F-16 for flight

Airmen from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an F-16 for flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 13, 2021. Airmen conduct tests on the communications system before the jet is cleared to leave. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” taxis down the runway

A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” taxis down the runway at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 13, 2021. The A-10C Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” passes inspection and heads down the runway

An A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” passes inspection and heads down the runway at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 13, 2021. The pilots are protected by titanium armor that also protects parts of the flight-control system (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

Airmen from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit check the systems of an F-16

Airmen from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit check the systems of an F-16 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 13, 2021. The pilot conducts a final inspection on the aircraft before taking off each time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” taxi down the runway

An A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” taxi down the runway at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 13, 2021. Many of the aircraft's parts are interchangeable left and right, including the engines, main landing gear and vertical stabilizers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Airmen from the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare an F-16 for flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 13, 2021. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)