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AFE Airmen help keep aircrew safe during COVID-19 pandemic

An Aircrew Flight Equipment Airman assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron checks flight gear at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. AFE technicians wear personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while supporting ongoing operations and protecting Liberty Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

An Aircrew Flight Equipment Airman assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron checks flight gear at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. AFE technicians wear personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while supporting ongoing operations and protecting Liberty Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

An Aircrew Flight Equipment Airman assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron checks flight gear at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. AFE Airmen clean and disinfect surfaces, tools, testers, and non-expendable equipment items during continued operations despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

An Aircrew Flight Equipment Airman assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron checks flight gear at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. AFE Airmen clean and disinfect surfaces, tools, testers, and non-expendable equipment items during continued operations despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

A pilot assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron cleans his flight helmet at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. Liberty Wing aircrew must clean their gear after each flight before handing it over to an Aircrew Flight Equipment technician to further sanitize the equipment to help stop the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

A pilot assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron cleans his flight helmet at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. Liberty Wing aircrew must clean their gear after each flight before handing it over to an Aircrew Flight Equipment technician to further sanitize the equipment to help stop the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

An Aircrew Flight Equipment Airman assigned to 494th Fighter Squadron checks flight gear at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. AFE technicians wear personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves while supporting continued mission operations despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

An Aircrew Flight Equipment Airman assigned to 494th Fighter Squadron checks flight gear at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. AFE technicians wear personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves while supporting continued mission operations despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England -- An Aircrew Flight Equipment Airman assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron checks flight gear at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 22, 2020. AFE technicians must wear personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves to comply with new mandated regulations set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhonda Smith)