451 EAMXS at work

An Airman assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an MQ-9 Reaper to its parking spot, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

An Airman assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an MQ-9 Reaper to its parking spot, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The MQ-9 delivers combat intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as provides air strike capabilities for ground commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

Staff Sgt. Jordan Tyler, 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft ground equipment specialist makes adjustments to an external power cart, March 23, 2018.

Staff Sgt. Jordan Tyler, 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft ground equipment specialist makes adjustments to an external power cart, March 23, 2018. Power carts apply external power to the helicopter, allowing maintenance Airmen to perform test and maintenance actions without adding stress to the airframe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

Airman 1st Class Ashley Amezola, 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, inspects the tail rotor of a HH-60, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Airman 1st Class Ashley Amezola, 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk crew chief, inspects the tail rotor of a HH-60, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Inspections like this ensure the aircraft are ready at a moment’s notice to respond to either a downed pilot or a casualty evacuation request. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

Senior Airman Ethan Dietz, 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crew member tightens a nose extender on a GBU-38 version one during a GBU-38/V1 build, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Senior Airman Ethan Dietz, 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crew member tightens a nose extender on a GBU-38 version one during a GBU-38/V1 build, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Dietz and other members of the conventional maintenance crew provide munitions support for aircraft assigned to KAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

Senior Airman Ethan Dietz and Staff Sgt. Amanda Loyd, 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crew members, torque a closure ring on the tail fuse of a GBU-38 version one, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Senior Airman Ethan Dietz and Staff Sgt. Amanda Loyd, 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance crew members, torque a closure ring on the tail fuse of a GBU-38 version one, March 23, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Munitions flight Airmen follow strict guidelines for the assembly of munitions, ensuring the safety of all members involved. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

Weapons loaders assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to reload the 30mm gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II before a mission, March 22, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Weapons loaders assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to reload the 30mm gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II before a mission, March 22, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The A-10s returned to Kandahar for the first time in six years to support increased operations in support of the Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

Weapons loaders assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, load a 500 pound GPS-guided bomb on an A-10 Thunderbolt II before a mission, March 22, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Weapons loaders assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, load a 500 pound GPS-guided bomb on an A-10 Thunderbolt II before a mission, March 22, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The A-10, also known as a Warthog, is designed to perform close air support for ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

A weapons loader assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares to reload the 30mm gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II before a mission, March 22, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

A weapons loader assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares to reload the 30mm gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II before a mission, March 22, 2018, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The A-10s returned to Afghanistan for the first time since 2014 after supporting Operation Inherent Resolve for the past four years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes)

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --