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Airman services F-16 landing gear

Airman 1st Class Aquil Hickman, a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, services the landing gear shock strut of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on July 28, 2020. The landing gear maintenance is standard task for F-16 crew chiefs. Hickman is in block eight of nine and scheduled to graduate Aug. 21, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airman services MQ-9 forward wing access panel

Airman Adrian Shealy, a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, performs maintenance on a forward wing access panel on a MQ-9 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on July 28, 2020. The wing access panel provides crew chiefs quick access to internal components during standard maintenance. Shealy is in block five of seven in the apprentice course and is scheduled to graduate Aug. 14, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airman performs safe-for-maintenance check on F-16

Airman Kevin Wheeler, a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, performs a safe-for-maintenance check on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on July 28, 2020. The safe-for-maintenance check is part of the program's certification in the apprentice course. Wheeler is in block nine of nine in the apprentice course and is scheduled to graduate Aug. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airman performs safe-for-maintenance check on F-16

Airman Samuel Stickels, a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, performs a safe-for-maintenance check on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on July 28, 2020. The safe-for-maintenance check is part of the program certification in the apprentice course. Stickels is in block nine of nine in the apprentice course and is scheduled to graduate Aug. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airman performs maintenance check on F-16

Airman Chloe San-Nicolas, a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, performs standard maintenance checks on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on July 28, 2020. Maintainence checks are a standard proceedure for F-16 crew chiefs. San-Nicolas is in block nine of nine in the apprentice course and is scheduled to graduate Aug. 3, 2020.

Airman practices safety wiring

Airman 1st Class Lindsey Nicolson, a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, practices safety wiring at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on July 28, 2020. Crew chiefs use safety wiring to ensure bolts are secured on the aircraft. Nicolson is in block five of nine and is scheduled to graduate Sept. 23, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Instructor demonstrates removal, installation of F-16 power take off shaft

Staff Sgt. Adam Armstrong (left), a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course instructor, demonstrates how to remove and install the power take off shaft on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, on July 28, 2020. The power takeoff shaft provides auxiliary power on the F-16 during flight. Armstrong’s class is in block nine of nine in the apprentice course and scheduled to graduate Aug. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airman check brakes on F-16

Airman George MaGee, a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, checks the aircraft breaks on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on July 28, 2020. MaGee is in block nine of nine in the apprentice course and are scheduled to graduate Aug. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen check aerial refuel door on F-16

Airmen Stace Bechtel and Chloe San-Nicholas, 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course students, check the aerial refuel door on a F-16 Fighting Falcon at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas on July 28, 2020. The aerial refueling door is where the port is located to receive fuel during flight to extend flight times on the F-16. Bechtel and San-Nicholas are in block nine of nine in the apprentice course and are scheduled to graduate Aug. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)