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Crew chief inspects C-17 aircraft

Airman inspects the top of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects a C-17 Globemaster at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 11, 2021. Inspecting the top of the C-17 is a critical step in the Basic Post-flight Operation inspection checklist to identify anything broken or missing in need of repair. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nije Hightower)

Airman stands on top of C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, poses on top of C17 wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 11, 2021. C-17 Globemaster III aircraft supports the Air Mobility Command in global operations daily. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nije Hightower)

Airman opens door to depart for flight line.

Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares for departure to the flightline at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 11, 2021. Crew chiefs perform servicing procedures and inspections to ensure aircraft safety. (U.S Air Force photo by Nije Hightower)

Airman fastens harness in front of C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, fastens harness in preparation for Basic Post-flight Operation (BPO) inspection at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 11, 2021. Basic Post-flight Operation is a thorough inspection of the aircraft after flight to ensure it’s suitable for another sortie. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nije Hightower)

Airmen pack up safety equipment near a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick, right, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Senior Airman Steven Wood, 446th AMXS crew chief, pack up safety equipment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 11, 2021. Pick successfully completed the Basic Post-flight Operations inspection of C17 Globemaster III aircraft. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nije Hightower)

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects a C-17 Globemaster at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 11, 2021. Inspecting the top of the C-17 is a critical step in the Basic Post-flight Operation inspection checklist to identify anything broken or missing in need of repair. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nije Hightower)