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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephans Doherty (left) and Senior Airman Nathaniel Awrey, both 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, reassemble an A-10 Thunderbolt II GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannon April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The seven barrels are inspected to ensure functionality and are replaced after 30 thousand rounds are fired through them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephans Doherty (left) and Senior Airman Nathaniel Awrey, both 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, reassemble an A-10 Thunderbolt II GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannon April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The seven barrels are inspected to ensure functionality and are replaced after 30 thousand rounds are fired through them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wesley Gasper (left), and Senior Airman Austin Debaugh, both 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeymen, inspect an A-10 Thunderbolt II April 12, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The A-10 requires tests to be run to verify the munitions onboard communicate properly with the systems on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wesley Gasper (left), and Senior Airman Austin Debaugh, both 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeymen, inspect an A-10 Thunderbolt II April 12, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The A-10 requires tests to be run to verify the munitions onboard communicate properly with the systems on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Sherwood (left), 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, drives a jammer, while Staff Sgt. Wesley Gasper, also a 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, aligns a GBU-31 onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II April 12, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The munitions loaded are used in aide of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Sherwood (left), 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, drives a jammer, while Staff Sgt. Wesley Gasper, also a 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, aligns a GBU-31 onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II April 12, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The munitions loaded are used in aide of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Airmen with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, install flare modules into an A-10 Thunderbolt II April 12, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The flares are a countermeasure to missile and rocket targeting mechanisms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Airmen with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, install flare modules into an A-10 Thunderbolt II April 12, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The flares are a countermeasure to missile and rocket targeting mechanisms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nathaniel Awrey, 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, reassembles an A-10 Thunderbolt II GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannon April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The seven barrels are inspected and replaced after 30 thousand rounds are fired through them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nathaniel Awrey, 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, reassembles an A-10 Thunderbolt II GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannon April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The seven barrels are inspected and replaced after 30 thousand rounds are fired through them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephans Doherty, 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, sprays sealant onto the barrels of a GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannon April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The barrels were sealed to prevent weathering during use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephans Doherty, 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, sprays sealant onto the barrels of a GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannon April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The barrels were sealed to prevent weathering during use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephans Doherty (left) and Senior Airman Nathaniel Awrey, both 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, reassemble an A-10 Thunderbolt II GAU-8/A Avenger rotary cannon April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The seven barrels are inspected to ensure functionality and are replaced after 30 thousand rounds are fired through them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)