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An under-the-belly look
Staff Sgt. Robert James Jr., 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief, provides insight on the F-35 Lightning II at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 1, 2015. James is one of more than 1,000 specially trained F-35 maintainers trained with simulators like the weapons loading trainer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Integrated Training Center. The simulators provide realistic maintenance training without taking the aircraft off the flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)