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Senior Airman John Dikes talks with Israeli and Italian maintainers about the F-15E Strike Eagle during the Blue Flag exercise Nov. 26, 2013, at Uvda Air Force Base, Israel. Under abnormal conditions and in an unfamiliar location, maintainers from Royal Air Force Lakenheath had to use creative thinking and adaptability to meet mission requirements. Dikes is a weapons loader with the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Lee Osberry)