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A fire truck assigned to the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron fire department sprays water out of a hose at the 870th AES fire department at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The fire department must ensure all equipment is functional in case there is an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

A fire truck assigned to the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron fire department sprays water out of a hose at the 870th AES fire department at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The fire department must ensure all equipment is functional in case there is an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthon Williams, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, pulls a lever to trigger the fire truck’s front hose at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. Williams and his fellow Airmen inspect the equipment daily to ensure the team’s readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthon Williams, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, pulls a lever to trigger the fire truck’s front hose at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. Williams and his fellow Airmen inspect the equipment daily to ensure the team’s readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

A drawing of a firefighter is displayed on a metal trailer at the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron fire department at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The fire department is responsible for responding to fires and incidents on the flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

A drawing of a firefighter is displayed on a metal trailer at the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron fire department at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The fire department is responsible for responding to fires and incidents on the flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Logan Reed, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, adjusts his helmet at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The 870th AES firefighters support the mission in East Africa by providing emergency services to the 449th Air Expeditionary Group and their assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Logan Reed, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, adjusts his helmet at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The 870th AES firefighters support the mission in East Africa by providing emergency services to the 449th Air Expeditionary Group and their assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Logan Reed and Staff Sgt. Branden Sherwood, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighters, set up a ladder at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. Throwing ladders is a common practice for firefighters maintaining readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Logan Reed and Staff Sgt. Branden Sherwood, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighters, set up a ladder at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. Throwing ladders is a common practice for firefighters maintaining readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthon Williams, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, steers a fire truck at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. Due to the extreme temperatures in East Africa, the firefighters often perform their training early in the morning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthon Williams, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, steers a fire truck at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. Due to the extreme temperatures in East Africa, the firefighters often perform their training early in the morning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Logan Reed, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, throws a ladder at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. Firefighters must maintain top physical shape in order to perform their daily labor-intensive duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Logan Reed, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, throws a ladder at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. Firefighters must maintain top physical shape in order to perform their daily labor-intensive duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthon Williams, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, tests a fire truck hose at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The 870th AES firefighters support the mission in East Africa by providing emergency services to the 449th Air Expeditionary Group and their assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthon Williams, 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron firefighter, tests a fire truck hose at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The 870th AES firefighters support the mission in East Africa by providing emergency services to the 449th Air Expeditionary Group and their assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

CHABELLEY AIRFIELD, Djibouti -- A fire truck assigned to the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron fire department sprays water out of a hose at the 870th AES fire department at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, June 11, 2019. The fire department must ensure all equipment is functional in case there is an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)