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44th FS Vampire Bats Fly at Dusk

photos by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy

The 44th Fighter Squadron train for night flying at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron awaits clearance to take off for a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)
An F-15C assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron taxis to the end of the runway prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)
A pilot assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron performs pre-flight checks on an F-15C Eagle prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. This routine training mission ensured Kadena’s continued readiness to deliver air superiority for the defense of Japan and regional stability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)
An F-15C assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron taxis to the end of the runway prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Training missions like this ensure Kadena Airmen are prepared to operate day or night under any conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)
Maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform final end-of-runway checks on an F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron as a multimedia specialist from the 18th Wing Public Affairs Office performs video documentation prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Trust and teamwork between operations, maintenance and support Airmen are foundational to any successful flying mission; each professional brings specialized skills to ensure U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives are accomplished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)
A pilot assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron and two maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron review an F-15C Eagle maintenance log during pre-flight checks prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Kadena Airmen regularly train to maintain their capability to provide unrivaled air power in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)
Airmen from 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron to launch prior to a night flying training mission at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The routine training mission ensured Kadena’s continued readiness to deliver air superiority for the defense of Japan and regional stability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Raymond Geoffroy)

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