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Maintainers take a work break March 23, 2020 while efforts to curtail the coronavirus have reduced manning levels at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Maintainers take a work break March 23, 2020 while efforts to curtail the coronavirus have reduced manning levels at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As a measure to combat COVID-19, units across Luke AFB transitioned to minimal manning to implement social distancing and preventative health measures while ensuring the safety of the Airmen as they continue to successfully accomplish Luke’s mission. In accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, Luke AFB has implemented procedures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Luke’s mission continues to ensure the Air Force can continue achieving national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Wongwai)

Maintainers from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit launch an F-35A Lightning II, March 23, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Maintainers from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit launch an F-35A Lightning II, March 23, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Maintainers from Luke AFB are ensuring the continuation of the base’s mission as they adapt to the current reduced manning schedule. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Luke AFB has implemented measures to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Wongwai)

Maintainers from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, walk on the flightline March 23, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Maintainers from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, walk on the flightline March 23, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Units from Luke AFB adapt to the current reduced manning schedule to ensure the safety of the Airmen while continuing the mission. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Luke AFB has implemented measures to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Wongwai)

Senior Airman Benjamin Carlise, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, walks on the flightline March 23, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Senior Airman Benjamin Carlise, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, walks on the flightline March 23, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Maintainers from Luke AFB continue to ensure the fighter jets are mission capable during the current reduced manned schedule. In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Luke AFB has implemented measures to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Wongwai)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Maintainers take a work break March 23, 2020 while efforts to curtail the coronavirus have reduced manning levels at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As a measure to combat COVID-19, units across Luke AFB transitioned to minimal manning to implement social distancing and preventative health measures while ensuring the safety of the Airmen as they continue to successfully accomplish Luke’s mission. In accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, Luke AFB has implemented procedures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Luke’s mission continues to ensure the Air Force can continue achieving national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Wongwai)