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Tech Sgt. John Heaton, 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, observes Airman 1st Class Peter Valela and Airman Colby Cox, 363rd TRS armament apprentice course students, transport an ammunition drum to an F-16 Falcon simulator using a lift crane at Sheppard Air Force base, Texas, Feb. 15, 2018. Heaton’s class is in block 11 of 12 and scheduled to graduate March 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Airmen Joshua Blair and Hunter Brooks, 363rd Training Squadron armament students, attach a drive shaft to the access unit during a gun installation on an F-16 Falcon simulator on at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 15, 2018. Blair and Brooks are in block 11 of 12 in the F-16 armament apprentice course and scheduled to graduate March 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Tech Sgt. John Heaton, 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, shows his class how to mount an M61A1 gatling-gun into an F-16 Falcon simulator at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 15, 2018. Heaton’s class is in block 11 of 12 and scheduled to graduate March 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Airman Pablo Varela, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief student, removes the inner cowling from an A-10 Thunderbolt at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 14, 2018. The inner cowling houses the engines on A-10. Varela is in block six of six and scheduled to graduate March 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Airmen Aji Gibson, Stephanie Alvarez and Airman 1st Class Richard Pember, 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course students, separate the computer control group from the GBU-12 munitions at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb, 14, 2018. Computer control groups are typically removed prior to unloading mentions from an aircraft. Gibson, Alvarez and Pember are in block 13 of 13 and scheduled to graduate Feb. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Staff Sgt. Hector Silva, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief instructor, demonstrates how to operate the B-1 maintenance stand at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 6, 2018. Silva’s class is in block three of the aircraft fundamentals course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Senior Airman Earnest Carter, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, practices removing aircraft panels at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 6, 2018. Carter is in block two of three in the aircraft fundamentals course. All crew chiefs begin with three blocks of fundamentals before specializing on their assigned aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Aaron Patsch, an employee at Whisler Aviation based in Seward, Nebraska, holds the decommissioned T-38 Talon from blowing in the wind March 1, 2018, in Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. To get one of these aircrafts on a trucker they must strip the wings and engines off and then measure to see if the tail does not exceed height regulations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Tech Sgt. John Heaton, 363rd Training Squadron armament apprentice course instructor, and Airman 1st Class Keila Garcia, 363rd TRS armament apprentice course student, lower an ammunition drum into the F-16 Falcon simulator during an M61A1 gatling-gun installation at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 15, 2018. Heaton’s class is in block 11 of 12 and scheduled to graduate March 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Tech Sgt. Miguel Garza, 363rd Training Squadron armament instructor, observes Airman Phillip Sussman tighten screws securing a fin to a computer control group on a GBU-12 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 14, 2018. The computer control group is considered to be the “brains” of the GBU-12 and the fins help guide the GBU-12 while in flight. Garza’s class is in block 13 of 13 and scheduled to graduate Feb. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Aaron Patsch, an employee at Whisler Aviation based in Seward, Nebraska, takes off the ropes used to lift the decommissioned T-38 Talon off of the forklift March 1, 2018, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Whisler Aviation is a company that moves and displays aircraft. They will be moving this T-38 all the way to California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airman 1st Class Luis Jirau, 364th Training Squadron hydraulic apprentice course student, inspects the safety wire on the landing gear selector valve on a C-130 Hercules at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 13, 2018. The landing gear selector valve directs hydraulic fluid into and out of the landing gear. Jirau is in block four of eight and scheduled to graduate March 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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Airman 1st Class Shane de-Guzman and Airman Jacob Newcomer, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course students, install an axel nut on the right main landing gear tire on an F-16 Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 6, 2018. De-Guzman and Newcomer are in block eight of nine and scheduled to graduate March 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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A decommissioned T-38 Talon aircraft sits on the runway while another aircraft flies past, March 1, 2018, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The T-38 is a two seat, twinjet supersonic jet trainer. It was the world’s first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airman 1st Class David Chairez, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, safety wires the bolts on a nose wheel assembly on an F-16 Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 6, 2018. Chairez is in block eight of nine and scheduled to graduate March 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)