Fighter pilot helmets await inspection at the Aircrew Flight Equipment facility on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 9. AFE technicians perform pre and post flight inspections of the helmets. The fighter pilot helmets are also inspected on a 30-day cycle to ensure every component is working properly. The maintenance of the helmets is critical to the pilot’s safety, communication capabilities and oxygen supply. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

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