Staff Sgt. Karl Tesch, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, performs an inspection prior to launch check on an F-35A Lightning II April 26, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The maintainers of the 380th got the fighter prepared for its first combat mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)