A U.S. Air Force pilot from the 67th Fighter Squadron, communicates with Airman 1st Class Rafael De Leon, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, via headset before takeoff during exercise Southern Beach 22-2 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 19, 2022. While conducting preflight checks, communication between the pilot and crew chief ensures safety and awareness during aircraft operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sebastian Romawac)