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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, installs a pitot probe protective cover on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. Airmen ensure the mission goes on, no matter the weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, installs a pitot probe protective cover on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. Airmen ensure the mission goes on, no matter the weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, removes covers from a storage pocket on the intake cover of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. This task ensures compliance with aircraft-safe maintenance procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, removes covers from a storage pocket on the intake cover of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. This task ensures compliance with aircraft-safe maintenance procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, installs a cover on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. Crew chiefs assist Misawa AB’s fighter squadrons by ensuring quality maintenance for the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, installs a cover on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. Crew chiefs assist Misawa AB’s fighter squadrons by ensuring quality maintenance for the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, installs the upper pin securing the angle of attack transmitter cover at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. Crew chiefs play a vital role in ensuring aircraft, like the F-16 Fighting Falcon, can fly at a moment’s notice. The mission of the 35th Fighter Wing is to protect U.S. interests in the Pacific and defend Japan; deter adversaries through our presence, readiness, and ability to project combat air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, installs an upper pin at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. Crew chiefs play a vital role in ensuring aircraft like the F-16 Fighting Falcon can fly at a moment’s notice. The mission of the 35th Fighter Wing is to protect U.S. interests in the Pacific and defend Japan; deter adversaries through our presence, readiness, and ability to project combat air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, installs the lower pin on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. The aircraft-safe maintenance procedures communicate to the rest of the crew the aircraft is cleared to have post-flight maintenance work performed on it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenbery, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, installs the lower pin on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. The aircraft-safe maintenance procedures communicate to the rest of the crew the aircraft is cleared to have post-flight maintenance work performed on it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Genesis Tejada)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Avery Fortenberry conducts post-flight aircraft-safe maintenance procedures during a dark and snowy Misawa Air Base, Japan, afternoon, Dec. 12.