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Fairchild completes Exercise Titan Fury

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachery Murray, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a chalk from behind the landing gear of a KC-135 Stratotanker during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachery Murray, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a chalk from behind the landing gear of a KC-135 Stratotanker during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019. Maintainers work day and night to keep the fleet of KC-135s ready to fly for alert crews, who in turn keep a 24/7 vigil, ensuring Fairchild’s mission continues no matter the situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lawrence Sena)

Team Fairchild Aircrew Airmen perform a pre-flight check during a simulated alert response during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019.

Team Fairchild Aircrew Airmen perform a pre-flight check during a simulated alert response during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019. The KC-135 and the Airmen that maintain, prepare, secure and fly them are crucial to the success of the Air Force mission of providing forces able to respond to threats worldwide at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lawrence Sena)

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers prepare to take-off during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019.

U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers prepare to take-off during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019. The KC-135 is utilized to extend the reach of fighters, bombers and other aircraft through aerial refueling, projecting U.S. and allied airpower around the world 24/7, 365 days a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lawrence Sena)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker takes flight during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019.

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker takes flight during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019. The KC-135 and Airmen that maintain, prepare, secure and fly them, are crucial to the success of the Air Force mission of providing forces able to respond to threats worldwide at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Lawrence Sena)

Team Fairchild aircrew Airmen perform a simulated alert response during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019.

Team Fairchild aircrew Airmen perform a simulated alert response during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019. Titan Fury is a readiness exercise used to validate and enhance Fairchild Airmen’s mobility to provide Rapid Global Mobility as required by U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Transportation Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lawrence Sena)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachery Murray, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a chalk from behind the landing gear of a KC-135 Stratotanker during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019. Maintainers work day and night to keep the fleet of KC-135s ready to fly for alert crews, who in turn keep a 24/7 vigil, ensuring Fairchild’s mission continues no matter the situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lawrence Sena)