Crank the wrench, fix the jet

Koku-Jieitai Tech. Sgt. Takuro Inazawa, left, a 2nd Air Wing Field Maintenance Squadron engine technician, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Radell Mitchell, right, a 35th Maintenance Group quality assurance inspector, work side-by-side installing borescope plugs during a 10-day U.S.-Japan Bilateral Career Training at Chitose Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2017. The borescope plugs allow maintenance Airmen to inspect the internal workings of engine components. Mitchell said Inazawa taught him how Koku-Jieitai maintainers inspect their F-15J Eagles before and after take-off specifically stating just how clean and tidy they keep their jets. “I’ve never seen a jet so clean and grease free before; it’s obvious they have a lot of pride in the work they do for their country,” he said. Mitchell, along with nine other U.S. Airmen visited Chitose from Misawa Air Base, Japan. Koku-Jieitai is the traditional term for Japan Air Self Defense Force used by the Japanese. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton
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