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Kadena maintainers ensure HH-60 flight

Members of the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspect an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintains military aircraft for flight to ensure safety and reliability in support of the training mission here at Kadena. These inspections are conducted 72 hours before each mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Members of the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspect an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintains military aircraft for flight to ensure safety and reliability in support of the training mission here at Kadena. These inspections are conducted 72 hours before each mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian Wilkerson, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication navigation specialist, checks technical orders during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The HH-60G Pave Hawk is maintained by Airmen with various specialties that include communications, navigations, engines, hydraulics, electronics, weapons systems and electronic counter warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian Wilkerson, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication navigation specialist, checks technical orders during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The HH-60G Pave Hawk is maintained by Airmen with various specialties that include communications, navigations, engines, hydraulics, electronics, weapons systems and electronic counter warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian Wilkerson, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication navigation specialist, checks the radio systems of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 718th AMXS maintains military aircraft for flight to ensure safety and reliability in support of the training mission here at Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian Wilkerson, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication navigation specialist, checks the radio systems of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 718th AMXS maintains military aircraft for flight to ensure safety and reliability in support of the training mission here at Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian Wilkerson, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication navigation specialist, checks the radio systems of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Maintenance and inspections are conducted before and after every mission to ensure aircraft safety and longevity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ian Wilkerson, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication navigation specialist, checks the radio systems of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Maintenance and inspections are conducted before and after every mission to ensure aircraft safety and longevity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ricardo Tinoco, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit special mission aviator, inspects a tail shift of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The preflight inspection consists of a thorough inspection of the entire aircraft to ensure its capability to perform the mission safely and effectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ricardo Tinoco, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit special mission aviator, inspects a tail shift of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The preflight inspection consists of a thorough inspection of the entire aircraft to ensure its capability to perform the mission safely and effectively. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ricardo Tinoco, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit special mission aviator, inspects a propeller of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd Rescue Squadron is a combat-ready HH-60G Pave Hawk squadron whose mission is search, rescue and recovery, night or day, over land or water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ricardo Tinoco, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit special mission aviator, inspects a propeller of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd Rescue Squadron is a combat-ready HH-60G Pave Hawk squadron whose mission is search, rescue and recovery, night or day, over land or water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Hunt, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit instructor special mission aviator, inspects the blades of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd Rescue Squadron maintainers remain vigilant, making sure all parts and components of the helicopter are in place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Hunt, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit instructor special mission aviator, inspects the blades of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a pre-flight inspection, April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd Rescue Squadron maintainers remain vigilant, making sure all parts and components of the helicopter are in place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Airmen with the 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit performed pre-flight inspections on HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters April 26 at Kadena Air Base. Maintenance and inspections are conducted before and after every mission to ensure aircraft safety and longevity.