U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, conduct a pre-flight check on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise Keen Sword 05 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, on Nov. 17, 2004. Keen Sword 05 is a joint, bilateral defense exercise where members of U.S. Forces Japan and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces increase their defensive readiness through training in air, ground and sea operations. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Cherie A. Thurlby) (Released)