Before the flight: Maintaining excellence
BEJA AIR BASE, Portugal – U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Sumpter, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, speaks to an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron while conducting a pre-flight check before a mission at Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 at Beja Air Base, Portugal, Oct. 22, 2015. The crew chief is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, appearance and overall condition of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman/Released)

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