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Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

Air Force Capt. Jacob Impellizzeri, the Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Flighting Falcon Demonstration Team commander, taxis down the flightline after an annual certification test of the Aircraft Arresting System (AAS) at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. Misawa's F-16 supported to an annual certification test of AAS. The AAS are designed to safely stop an aircraft that's experiencing an in-flight emergency and cannot land without causing damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jacob A. Impellizzeri, a Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Demonstration Team pilot, waits to start the aircraft arresting system test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The annual testing of the AAS is conducted by the 374th Civil Engineering Squadron power productions shop and fire department as well as the 374th Operations Support Squadron airfield management flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

Airmen with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron go to check the aircraft arresting system cable prior to the annual certification test of an aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The test ensures the stability of the AAS hydraulics when catching an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

An Airman with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron checks the aircraft arresting system cable prior to the annual certification test of the aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The test ensures the stability of the AAS hydraulics when catching an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jairusnoel T. Ticsay, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production technician, explains the aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The AAS went through an annual certification test with a F-16 Fighting Falcon to ensure the system is operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

An Airman with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron ties the aircraft arresting system cable to the flightline prior to the annual certification test of an aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The AAS activates a hydraulic pump which compresses a brake pad to safely slow the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dane Pendzinski, a Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Demonstration Team crew chief, checks the aircraft prior to the annual certification test of the aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The test ensures the stability of the AAS hydraulics when catching an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

Air Force Capt. Jacob Impellizzeri, the Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Flighting Falcon Demonstration Team commander, taxis down the flightline after an annual certification test of the Aircraft Arresting System (AAS) at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. Misawa's F-16 supported to an annual certification test of AAS. The AAS are designed to safely stop an aircraft that's experiencing an in-flight emergency and cannot land without causing damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Demonstration Team catches the cable during an annual certification test of the aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The annual test ensures the system hydraulics are operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

Yokota Completes Flightline Barrier Certification
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An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Demonstration Team slows down during an annual certification test of an aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The AAS activates a hydraulic pump which compresses a brake pad to safely slow the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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Members of the 374th Civil Engineering fire department unhook an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from an aircraft catch cable during an annual certification test of the aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The AAS activates a hydraulic pump which compresses a brake pad to safely slow the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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Airmen with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron measure the distance a aircraft arresting system took to stop an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an annual certification test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The annual testing of the AAS is the conducted by the 374th CES power productions shop and fire department, as well as the 374th Operations Support Squadron airfield management flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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An Airman with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron straightens the nylon tape of the aircraft arresting system during an annual certification test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The 374th CES power production shop and fire department and 374th Operations Support Squadron airfield management flight are responsible for testing the system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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A firefighter with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron observes the completion of the annual aircraft arresting system certification test at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The test ensures the stability of the AAS hydraulics when catching an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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Airmen with the U.S. Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Demonstration Team high-five after getting the aircraft ready for the annual certification test of the aircraft arresting system at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. The test ensures that the AAS will safely bring a military fighter aircraft to a stop during emergency landing conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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A pilot of the Pacific Air Forces' F-16 Flighting Falcon Demonstration Team takes off after an annual certification test of the Aircraft Arresting System (AAS) at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, 2019. Misawa's F-16 supported to an annual certification test of AAS. The AAS are designed to safely stop an aircraft that's experiencing an in-flight emergency and cannot land without causing damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan --

Capt. Jacob Impellizzeri, the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration Team commander and pilot, assisted Yokota Air Base, Japan, with their annual certification test of the Aircraft Arresting System at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30.

Misawa's support of the test showcased 5th Air Force units coming together to ensure the safety and security across the region. The test is designed to safely stop an aircraft that's experiencing an in-flight emergency and cannot land without causing damage.