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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Perry, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction shop member, operates an air compressor bit to repair cracks on Freedom Drive at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2012. After expanding the cracks in the road, the air compressor bit is used to clean out the debris and prepare cracks to be filled with hot asphalt sealant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Perry, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction shop member, operates an air compressor bit to repair cracks on Freedom Drive at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2012. After expanding the cracks in the road, the air compressor bit is used to clean out the debris and prepare cracks to be filled with hot asphalt sealant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Paul Head, front, and Senior Airman Clifford Weston, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction shop members, apply hot asphalt sealant in cracks on Freedom Drive at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2012. The hot asphalt sealant is heated up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit prior to application to roads. The sealant may take up to four hours to cool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Paul Head, front, and Senior Airman Clifford Weston, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction shop members, apply hot asphalt sealant in cracks on Freedom Drive at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2012. The hot asphalt sealant is heated up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit prior to application to roads. The sealant may take up to four hours to cool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)

Members of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction shop fill cracks in the road on Freedom Drive with hot asphalt at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2012. This project is done every summer throughout the base to expand the life cycle of the roads. The hot asphalt sealant can only be applied to roads when the outside temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)

Members of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction shop fill cracks in the road on Freedom Drive with hot asphalt at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2012. This project is done every summer throughout the base to expand the life cycle of the roads. The hot asphalt sealant can only be applied to roads when the outside temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Edward Bistow, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction shop member, directs traffic on Freedom Drive while his team works on repairing the cracks at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2012. The road repair of Freedom Drive is scheduled to be completed sometime in the next few days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Edward Bistow, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction shop member, directs traffic on Freedom Drive while his team works on repairing the cracks at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2012. The road repair of Freedom Drive is scheduled to be completed sometime in the next few days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson/Released)