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F-35 Morning Flight

1st Lt. Jake Brodacz, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II student pilot, prepares an F-35 to taxi to the runway at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2017. Before flight, the pilot and crew chief perform several inspections to ensure the aircraft is operating correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

1st Lt. Jake Brodacz, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II student pilot, prepares an F-35 to taxi to the runway at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2017. Before flight, the pilot and crew chief perform several inspections to ensure the aircraft is operating correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

1st Lt. Jake Brodacz, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II student pilot, prepares an F-35 to taxi to the runway at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2017. Before flight, the pilot and crew chief perform several inspections to ensure the aircraft is operating correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)