Thunderbird Sunrise – United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron

Staff Sgt. Connor Stowers, an avionics systems technician assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds", prepares to wipe down the canopy of a jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Stowers has been on the team for more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)
Staff Sgt. Connor Stowers, an avionics systems technician assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds", prepares to wipe down the canopy of a jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Stowers has been on the team for more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Martinez, a crew chief assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds", wipes down the side of an F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Every morning, crew chiefs will wipe down and perform various checks on their assigned jets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Martinez, a crew chief assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, wipes down the side of an F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Every morning, crew chiefs will wipe down and perform various checks on their assigned jets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Martinez, a crew chief assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbird”, walks along the wing of an F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. One of Martinez’ morning routines is to clean and prepare his assigned jet for the multiple sorties that will be flown throughout the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Martinez, a crew chief assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, climbs on a jet to clean it Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Martinez has been on the team for more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Connor Stowers, an avionics systems technician assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, cleans the side of a jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Every morning, crew chiefs will clean and prepare their assigned jets for the day’s flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Connor Stowers, an avionics systems technician assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, wipes down the side of a jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Stowers has been on the team for more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Connor Stowers, an avionics systems technician assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, wipes down the side of a jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Crew chiefs spend each morning cleaning and preparing their assigned jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Connor Stowers, an avionics systems technician assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, prepares to wipe down the canopy of a jet Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Stowers has been on the team for more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Antonio Rojas, a fuels systems technician assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, packs up an intake cover Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Rojas has been on the team for more than two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Harris, a crew chief assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, performs pre-flight checks as part of his morning routine Jan. 30, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Harris his responsible for performing scheduled inspections, functional checks, and preventive maintenance on aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Members of the United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” perform a foreign object debris walk to start their day at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 30, 2020. The team walks around the flightline and hangar every morning before operations to ensure nothing on the ground can get sucked into the intake of a jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Members of the United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” perform a foreign object debris walk to start their day at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 30, 2020. The team walks around the flightline and hangar every morning before operations to ensure nothing on the ground can get sucked into the intake of a jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

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