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Maintainers ensure F-35’s mission capability

Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, and Airman 1st Class Christian Cervantes, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, evaluate an F-35A Lightning II to ensure it is mission capable, March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, and Airman 1st Class Christian Cervantes, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, evaluate an F-35A Lightning II to ensure it is mission capable, March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke is home to 93 F-35s and four training squadrons for F-35 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, inspects a component on an F-35A Lightning II, March 10, 2020 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, inspects a component on an F-35A Lightning II, March 10, 2020 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 56th CMS is comprised of several maintenance shops responsible for providing specialized component repair of avionics, propulsion, accessories, and diagnostic equipment systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron, takes off March 10, 2020 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron, takes off March 10, 2020 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 62nd is one of four squadrons on Luke used to train F-35 pilots, supporting the base’s mission of training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and mission ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)

A 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief performs a systems evaluation on an F-35A Lightning II March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

A 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief performs a systems evaluation on an F-35A Lightning II March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. AMU crew chiefs ensure the aircraft they are assigned to are mission ready and prepared to fly. More than 90 F-35s assigned to Luke enable Airmen to complete the base’s mission to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

Leadership from the 63rd Fighter Squadron conducts on-the-job training for Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Leadership from the 63rd Fighter Squadron conducts on-the-job training for Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke AFB maintainers ensure more than 100 fighter aircraft assigned to Luke to are ready to enable the base’s mission of training the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Senior Airman Brenden Hansen, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron maintainer, and Airman 1st Class Christian Cervantes, 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, evaluate an F-35A Lightning II to ensure it is mission capable, March 10, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Luke is home to 93 F-35s and four training squadrons for F-35 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Leala Marquez)