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A crewchief waits to marshal an aircraft at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. The 366th Operations Group and 366th Maintenance Group conducted 24-hour operations during a 72-hour sortie surge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED)

A crewchief waits to marshal an aircraft at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. The 366th Operations Group and 366th Maintenance Group conducted 24-hour operations during a 72-hour sortie surge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED)

Staff Sgt. Anna North, 366th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, cleans helmets at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen from Aircrew Flight Equipment are responsible for inspecting flight equipment such as protective clothing, flotation equipment, emergency evacuation systems and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)

Staff Sgt. Anna North, 366th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, cleans helmets at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen from Aircrew Flight Equipment are responsible for inspecting flight equipment such as protective clothing, flotation equipment, emergency evacuation systems and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)

Airman 1st Class Kayla Stennis, 366th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, adjusts pilots' helmets before takeoff at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 14, 2016. The helmets must be thoroughly inspected and in perfect condition before use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)

Airman 1st Class Kayla Stennis, 366th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, adjusts pilots' helmets before takeoff at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 14, 2016. The helmets must be thoroughly inspected and in perfect condition before use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)

A pilot inspects his helmet before takeoff in the 72-hour sortie surge March 14, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The purpose of the surge is to provide readiness training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)

A pilot inspects his helmet before takeoff in the 72-hour sortie surge March 14, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The purpose of the surge is to provide readiness training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)

A pilot and weapons systems officer prepare for take-off as part of a 72-hour sortie surge March 15, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen from the 366 Operations Group and the 366th Maintenance Group conducted 24-hour operations during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/ RELEASED)

A pilot and weapons systems officer prepare for take-off as part of a 72-hour sortie surge March 15, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Airmen from the 366 Operations Group and the 366th Maintenance Group conducted 24-hour operations during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/ RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle sits under a sunshade at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. Due to an array of avionics and electronic systems, the F-15E has the capability to fight at low altitudes, day or night and in most weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle sits under a sunshade at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. Due to an array of avionics and electronic systems, the F-15E has the capability to fight at low altitudes, day or night and in most weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/RELEASED)

An airman motions for an F-15E Strike Eagle to prepare for taxiing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. The 366th Operations Group and 366th Maintenance Group conducted 24-hour operations during a 72-hour sortie surge.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED)

An airman motions for an F-15E Strike Eagle to prepare for taxiing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. The 366th Operations Group and 366th Maintenance Group conducted 24-hour operations during a 72-hour sortie surge.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle taxi to a runway at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. Airmen from the 366 Operations Group and the 366th Maintenance Group participated in sortie surge, a 72-hour readiness exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/ RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle taxi to a runway at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. Airmen from the 366 Operations Group and the 366th Maintenance Group participated in sortie surge, a 72-hour readiness exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/ RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis to the runway March 15, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The F-15E was the first U.S. operational aircraft whose engines' thrust exceeded the plane's loaded weight, permitting it to accelerate even while in vertical climb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/ RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis to the runway March 15, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The F-15E was the first U.S. operational aircraft whose engines' thrust exceeded the plane's loaded weight, permitting it to accelerate even while in vertical climb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/ RELEASED)

An airmen looks out at an F-15E Strike Eagle as it begins it's taxi in preparation for take-off at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. F-15Es flew sorties throughout all hours of the day as part of a 72-hour sortie surge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED)
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An airmen looks out at an F-15E Strike Eagle as it begins it's taxi in preparation for take-off at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. F-15Es flew sorties throughout all hours of the day as part of a 72-hour sortie surge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. The first flight of the F-15E was made in July 1972. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/ RELEASED)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. The first flight of the F-15E was made in July 1972. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/ RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 16, 2016. The 366th Fighter Wing conducted a sortie suge which prepared Gunfighters for the stress of 24-hour operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 16, 2016. The 366th Fighter Wing conducted a sortie suge which prepared Gunfighters for the stress of 24-hour operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)

An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 16, 2016. The planes flew constantly during a 72-hour exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 16, 2016. The planes flew constantly during a 72-hour exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)

An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 16, 2016. Pilots and weapons systems officers flew in a 72-hour readiness exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 16, 2016. Pilots and weapons systems officers flew in a 72-hour readiness exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alaysia Berry/RELEASED)

The last rays of sunlight stretch over the water tower at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 16, 2016.  The 366th Fighter Wing took part in a Sortie Surge March 14-17. In French, the word sortie means "a going out" from a Latin root, "surgere," or "rise up." Aircrews use the term to describe any time an aircraft takes off and then lands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)
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The last rays of sunlight stretch over the water tower at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 16, 2016. The 366th Fighter Wing took part in a Sortie Surge March 14-17. In French, the word sortie means "a going out" from a Latin root, "surgere," or "rise up." Aircrews use the term to describe any time an aircraft takes off and then lands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)

The Gunfighter Service Center serves Mountain Home Air Force Base as part of the 366th Force Support Squadron which serves by ensuring complete customer service for all personnel in the 366th Fighter Wing. The squadron enhances combat readiness, retention and morale through programs promoting well-being and quality of life for personnel and dependents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)
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The Gunfighter Service Center serves Mountain Home Air Force Base as part of the 366th Force Support Squadron which serves by ensuring complete customer service for all personnel in the 366th Fighter Wing. The squadron enhances combat readiness, retention and morale through programs promoting well-being and quality of life for personnel and dependents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)

The 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron provides worldwide logistics support for the 366th Fighter Wing's F-15E Strike Eagles and expeditionary combat support units at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Among other things, the squadron operates and maintains about 700 vehicles valued at approximately $47 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)
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The 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron provides worldwide logistics support for the 366th Fighter Wing's F-15E Strike Eagles and expeditionary combat support units at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Among other things, the squadron operates and maintains about 700 vehicles valued at approximately $47 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chester Mientkiewicz/Released)

A crewchief waits to marshal an aircraft at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, March 15, 2016. The 366th Operations Group and 366th Maintenance Group conducted 24-hour operations during a 72-hour sortie surge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Evans/RELEASED)