The mission maters; time and weather won’t win
A crew chief with the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, ushers an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft out of the bay onto the taxiway Dec. 7, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. More than 30 maintenance Airmen worked an early shift to help launch several jets to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, for CHECKERED FLAG 16-1, a large-force exercise that simulates a large number of aircraft in a deployed environment to cross-check weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)

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