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Airman 1st Class Jackson Horton and Senior Airman Michael Tielleman, both 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, inspect a C-130 Hercules engine during VIGILANT ACE 16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2015. The maintainers conducted scheduled inspections on multiple C-130s, ensuring the aircraft and its engines were ready for upcoming flights. After the inspections the C-130s are cleared to fly without another inspection for 72 hours, allowing quick response for potential Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief or contingencies. Vigilant Ace 16 is a large-scale employment exercise increases U.S. and ROK interoperability and ultimately enhances U.S.- ROK commitments to maintain peace in the region. The exercise also provides critical training for the Airmen of the 374th Airlift Wing to maintain peace and stability in Japan and the entire Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released)
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