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U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Malik Flowers, a communication and navigation technician with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, carries in an external power supply cord to a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Malik Flowers, a communication and navigation technician with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, carries in an external power supply cord to a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. Flowers is responsible for keeping the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint operational so it can provide near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. Juan Pacheco, right, a customer support liaison with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, processes an order request for a part at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. Juan Pacheco, right, a customer support liaison with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, processes an order request for a part at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. Pacheco is responsible for managing the 763rd EAMU inventory and ensures financial accountability for all of the supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Maddux, a guidance and control technician with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares a computer with all the required RC-135V/W Rivet Joint checklist at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Maddux, a guidance and control technician with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares a computer with all the required RC-135V/W Rivet Joint checklist at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. Maddux is responsible for keeping the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint operational so it can provide near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Christopher Witteck, a crew chief with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, marshals a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint into its parking spot at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Airmen 1st Class Christopher Witteck, a crew chief with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, marshals a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint into its parking spot at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. Witteck is responsible for keeping the to the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint operational so it can provide near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S Air Force Airmen with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepare to place chocks for RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S Air Force Airmen with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepare to place chocks for a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. The Airmen are responsible for keeping the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint operational so it can provide near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren

U.S Air Force Airmen with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, open  the access panels to a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint engine at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, open the access panels to a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint engine at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. The Airmen are responsible for keeping the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint operational so it can provide near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Gregory Tjernlund, left, an aircraft propulsion system technician and Airman 1st Class Raven Quiles, an electrical and environmental technician with 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, perform routine engine maintenance at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Gregory Tjernlund, left, an aircraft propulsion system technician and Airman 1st Class Raven Quiles, an electrical and environmental technician with 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, perform routine engine maintenance at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. The Airmen are responsible for keeping the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint operational so it can provide near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Hasenauer, crew chief with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, conducts a post-flight inspection on a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Hasenauer, crew chief with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, conducts a post-flight inspection on a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. Hasenauer and a team of maintainers are responsible for keeping the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint operational so it can provide near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Raven Quiles, an electrical and environmental technician with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to attach the A/M32A-60B Generator Set to a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017.

U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Raven Quiles, an electrical and environmental technician with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to attach the A/M32A-60B Generator Set to a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. The A/M32A-60B Generator Set, also known as dash 60 start cart, is used by Quiles and a team of maintainers to provide AC and DC power for the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint electricals systems so they can perform an engine run as part of the final inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

U.S. Air Force RC-135V/W Rivet Joint with the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron sits on the flight line at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 28, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force RC-135V/W Rivet Joint with the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron sits on the flight line at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 28, 2017. The 763th ERS are responsible for gathering near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

AL UDEID AIR BASE -- U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Malik Flowers, a communication and navigation technician with the 763rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, carries in an external power supply cord to a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 27, 2017. Flowers is responsible for keeping the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint operational so it can provide near real time on-scene intelligence collection and analysis throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)