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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing undergoes maintenance work on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. The 86th Airlift Wing maintains approximately a dozen C-130Js, which are used for various missions around the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing undergoes maintenance work on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. The 86th Airlift Wing maintains approximately a dozen C-130Js, which are used for various missions around the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Rice, 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, unscrews a panel from a C-130J Super Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. Isochronal inspections ensure aircraft remain reliable and operational for the Air Force’s missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Rice, 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, unscrews a panel from a C-130J Super Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. Isochronal inspections ensure aircraft remain reliable and operational for the Air Force’s missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron test the computer systems of a C-130J Super Hercules cockpit on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. Due to their frequent use, aircraft require periodic inspection and maintenance to ensure their reliability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron test the computer systems of a C-130J Super Hercules cockpit on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. Due to their frequent use, aircraft require periodic inspection and maintenance to ensure their reliability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rachel Revels, 86th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, conducts maintenance work on a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. As the latest model in the C-130 series, the C-130J features a longer fuselage, upgraded avionics, and improved flight and landing performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rachel Revels, 86th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, conducts maintenance work on a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. As the latest model in the C-130 series, the C-130J features a longer fuselage, upgraded avionics, and improved flight and landing performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Johann Caballero, 86th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, performs maintenance on the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. The most thorough kinds of inspections involve cleaning and opening the aircraft, and repairing or replacing parts as needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Johann Caballero, 86th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, performs maintenance on the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. The most thorough kinds of inspections involve cleaning and opening the aircraft, and repairing or replacing parts as needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Brosa, 86th Maintenance Squadron fuel specialist, climbs out of the wing of a C-130J Super Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. Inspections can last from several days to two weeks depending on what is being done. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Brosa, 86th Maintenance Squadron fuel specialist, climbs out of the wing of a C-130J Super Hercules during an isochronal inspection on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. Inspections can last from several days to two weeks depending on what is being done. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander McKain, 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects the wheel well of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. During inspections, Airmen clean and thoroughly search aircraft for any signs of damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexander McKain, 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects the wheel well of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. During inspections, Airmen clean and thoroughly search aircraft for any signs of damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron use a lift to conduct maintenance on the tail of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. C-130Js form the backbone of the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet, and are used in missions across Europe, Africa, and Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron use a lift to conduct maintenance on the tail of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. C-130Js form the backbone of the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet, and are used in missions across Europe, Africa, and Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Johann Caballero, 86th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, shows oil on his hands as the result of conducting maintenance on the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. Air Force maintainers are considered mission essential, and are responsible for ensuring the reliability and operational readiness of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Johann Caballero, 86th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, shows oil on his hands as the result of conducting maintenance on the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. Air Force maintainers are considered mission essential, and are responsible for ensuring the reliability and operational readiness of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

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