An F-15E Strike Eagle starts its engines drowning out all other sounds and conversation in the area. The pilot is communicating with an airman standing in sight of the cockpit with his arms forming an X across his chest. He marshals the jet out of the parking spot onto the taxiway after an operations check and salutes. The pilot returns the salute and the airman, holding down all fingers except his pinky and thumb, shakes his hand back and forth, a gesture to say ‘go get ‘em’. The airman is a crew chief assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron.