44th AMU keeps planes operational

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Powell, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, marshalls in an F-15C Eagle for maintanence, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base Japan. After landing, each F-15C parks in a designated hangar for inspection and possible maintenance to be ready to fly again at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Powell, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, marshalls in an F-15C Eagle for maintanence, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base Japan. After landing, each F-15C parks in a designated hangar for inspection and possible maintenance to be ready to fly again at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Powell, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, performs routine servicing on his F-15C Eagle, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base Japan. As a dedicated crew chief Powell is assigned to an F-15C and is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance to ensure the fighter is ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Powell, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, performs routine servicing on his F-15C Eagle, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base Japan. As a dedicated crew chief Powell is assigned to an F-15C and is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance to ensure the fighter is ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry)

U.S. Air Force Brandon Meyer, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, sets up a lubricant pressure gun for applying lubricant to the moving parts and bearings of the aircraft to minimize any down time, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base Japan. Each F-15C Eagle must be lubricated after each monthly cleaning, which removes most of the lubricant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry)

U.S. Air Force Brandon Meyer, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, sets up a lubricant pressure gun for applying lubricant to the moving parts and bearings of the aircraft to minimize any down time, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base Japan. Each F-15C Eagle must be lubricated after each monthly cleaning, which removes most of the lubricant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Meyer, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, uses an aircraft lubricant to ensure all moving parts are operational at all times, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base Japan. This maintenance is performed every thirty days when the F-15C Eagles are washed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Meyer, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, uses an aircraft lubricant to ensure all moving parts are operational at all times, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base Japan. This maintenance is performed every thirty days when the F-15C Eagles are washed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zackary A. Henry)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Crew chiefs with the 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, perform routine service on U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle aircraft, Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 26, 2016.  The F-15C is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. Crew chiefs assigned to the fighter aircraft are responsible for the day-to-day and routine maintenance to ensure each fighter is prepared for flight at all times.