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Airman Kounann Gullam, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, inspects the right main landing gear of an F-16 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. It’s a crew chief’s duty to ensure that every component of the aircraft is maintained to the most exacting standards. Gullam, an Oregon native, said he joined the Air Force to learn a new skill and better himself. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard)

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Tech. Sgt. Michael Alstrin, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course instructor, teaches his students how to perform an oil servicing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. It’s a crew chief’s duty to ensure that every component of the aircraft is maintained to the most exacting standards. Alstrin said he has enjoyed his time as an instructor so far. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard)

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Airman Israel Gonzales, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, installs a gear box at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. It is important for crew chief’s to pay attention to detail and be proficient at their jobs so that the aircraft in their care can be ready to fly at a moment’s notice and pilot’s can safely and effectively complete their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard)

Sheppard Airmen test avionics systems

A 365th Training Squadron F-16 avionics course instructor, left, supervises his student while he tests an F-16 Fighting Falcon's avionics system at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. Avionics technicians are in charge of the electrical systems in the aircraft, from simple spotlights in the front of the plane to the wings and bomb controls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen test avionics systems

Airman 1st Class Dylan Meyers, 365th Training Squadron A-10 avionics systems apprentice course student, tests flight deck controls at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. Meyers is performing a chaff and flare dispenser operational check. This process is usually a two-person job, with one Airman in the flight deck and one Airman with a test set reporting if the systems are responding accordingly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Airman Zion Littlejohn, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, prepares his tools to perform a maintenance check on an F-16 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. It’s a crew chief’s duty to ensure that every component of the aircraft is maintained to the most exacting standards. Littlejohn said the course can be strenuous, but he looks forward to graduating and beginning his career as a crew chief at Nellis AFB, Nevada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeleine E. Remillard)

Sheppard Airmen test avionics systems

Airman 1st Class Steven Sandoval, left, and Airman 1st Class Dylan Meyers, 365th Training Squadron A-10 avionics systems apprentice course students, test flight deck controls at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. The students are performing a chaff and flare dispenser operational check. While they test the controls in the flight deck, their wingmen are on the ground using a test set telling them if it is actually firing or not. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen test avionics systems

365th Training Squadron F-16 avionics apprentice course Airmen sit behind an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. The Airmen are observing and reporting whether the wings and flaps on the F-16 respond accordingly to their wingman, who is in the flight deck testing the controls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen test avionics systems

Airman 1st Class Dylan Meyers, 365th Training Squadron A-10 avionics systems apprentice course student, tests flight deck controls at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. Meyers is performing a chaff and flare dispenser operational check. This process is usually a two-person job, with one Airman in the flight deck and one Airman with a test set reporting if the systems are responding accordingly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Sheppard Airmen test avionics systems
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Airman 1st Class Steven Sandoval, left, and Airman 1st Class Dylan Meyers, 365th Training Squadron A-10 avionics systems apprentice course students, test flight deck controls at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2019. The students are performing a chaff and flare dispenser operational check. While they test the controls in the flight deck, their wingmen are on the ground using a test set telling them if it is actually firing or not. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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