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F-35 maintenance battle tested
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lonnie Prater, 33d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-35A assistant dedicated crew chief, stands near and F-35A Lightning II during Checkered Flag 17-01, Dec. 8, 2016, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Checkered Flag facilitates integration between fifth and fourth-generation aircraft communities. These exercises are critical to hone the tactics techniques and procedures (TTP’s) for the aircraft’s inevitable deployment fighting alongside other combat assets. While the exercise is prime opportunity to learn about how we fly the aircraft, it presents the same learning opportunities for preventative and restorative maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson |  VIRIN: 161208-F-HX320-051.JPG