(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sara Hoerichs)Maj. Philip Becker, 8th Airlift Squadron pilot, left, works with 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen to complete preflight checks at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 6, 2020. The flight was part of Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War, a week-long exercise designed to evaluate Team McChord’s ability to conduct airlift operations while complying with real-world COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sara Hoerichs)

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