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Kunsan Airmen always prepared to 'Take the Fight North'

Senior Airman Shane Fortune, 8th Maintenance Squadron phase inspection team member, inspects a part of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2016. Fortune works with a team of Airmen during phase inspections to ensure aircraft are prepared for flight. Phase inspections are performed on aircraft every 400 flight hours and involve procedural maintenance actions that require robust attention to detail. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shane Fortune, 8th Maintenance Squadron phase inspection team member, inspects a part of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 6, 2016. Fortune works with a team of Airmen during phase inspections to ensure aircraft are prepared for flight. Phase inspections are performed on aircraft every 400 flight hours and involve procedural maintenance actions that require robust attention to detail. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Erik Kitaif, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, parks an F-16 Fighting Falcon outside of its hangar bay at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 4, 2016. U.S. and ROK airmen train together regularly to increase interoperability and ultimately enhances U.S. and ROK commitments to maintain peace in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Erik Kitaif, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, parks an F-16 Fighting Falcon outside of its hangar bay at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea (ROK), Dec. 4, 2016. U.S. and ROK airmen train together regularly to increase interoperability and ultimately enhances U.S. and ROK commitments to maintain peace in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Erik Kitaif, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, parks an F-16 Fighting Falcon outside of its hanger bay at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 4, 2016. Airmen at Kunsan train to employ airpower to deter aggression, preserve the Armistice and defend the ROK. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Erik Kitaif, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, parks an F-16 Fighting Falcon outside of its hanger bay at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 4, 2016. Airmen at Kunsan train to employ airpower to deter aggression, preserve the Armistice and defend the ROK. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Squadron prepare to take off at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 3, 2016. Aircrews here regularly train alongside aircrews flying different types of aircraft. This interoperability enables our members to be ready for many potential situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th Fighter Squadron prepare to take off at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 3, 2016. Aircrews here regularly train alongside aircrews flying different types of aircraft. This interoperability enables our members to be ready for many potential situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 2, 2016. Aircrew training is essential in a bilateral defense organization such as Combined Forces Command to ensure interoperability and readiness of forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 2, 2016. Aircrew training is essential in a bilateral defense organization such as Combined Forces Command to ensure interoperability and readiness of forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Squadron performed maintenance on F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 35th and 80th Fighter Squadrons at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 2, 2016. Conducting aircraft maintenance and aircrew training is essential in a bilateral defense organization, such as Combined Forces Command, to ensure interoperability and readiness of forces.