Airman 1st Class Derek King, a 54th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-16 crew chief, performs recovery operations on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on May 4, 2017. “The most rewarding aspect of being a crew chief is simply watching the F-16s take off, and knowing that you had hands on that jet—that you might have been the one that launched it out or you might have done some maintaining on it,” King said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)
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