Kandahar OEF Deployment 2012

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Unread post08 Nov 2012, 12:34

Shaw AFB wrote:Shaw Airmen, pilots maintain global readiness
by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston
20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

11/6/2012 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- More than 300 Airmen and approximately 20 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots from the 77th Fighter Squadron deployed recently to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia to support overseas contingency operations.

Squadron, group commanders and other Team Shaw members rallied around the Airmen to support them as they departed.

"We continuously stay ready for any assignment that may come our way, but it really helps our transition process when we have so many supervisors and family members supporting us," said Airman 1st Class Andy Bish, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment mechanic.

Over the multi-day transition, Col. Helen Brasher, 20th Maintenance Group commander and Lt. Col. Leah Fry, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, supported the surge of Airmen by being on the flightline as aircraft took off and shaking the hands of Airmen as they loaded onto passenger aircraft.

"Our Airmen maintain these jets with pride to keep them capable of traversing the globe to aid in any operation," said Fry.

A feeling of pride and excitement could be sensed amongst the Airmen as they prepared to move out for their assignment.

"It's times like this that we thrive," Bish said. "We truly come together as one, smooth functioning unit to get the job done. I'm excited to reach our destination and accomplish our mission and return home to our friends and families."


source: http://www.shaw.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123325315
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Unread post10 Nov 2012, 10:20

I was wondering who replaced the units that came back to the U S a few weeks ago. Thanks

A few of the Shaw boys were snapped when they went through Moron AB in Spain on Oct 12th and 14th.

91-353 77th Flagship Sleek travel pod for the commander's bird.

http://www.aviationcorner.net/show_phot ... ?id=272959

92-3920 20th FW Flagship

http://www.aviationcorner.net/show_phot ... ?id=273289

01-7052 Looks like this one was recently repainted. I don't think they finished retouching all the tail markings.

http://www.aviationcorner.net/show_phot ... ?id=274318

According to the photographer one of these 4 is 91-376

http://www.aviationcorner.net/show_phot ... ?id=275379
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Unread post10 Nov 2012, 19:20

Acording to the postings of the same on Airfighters.com, these are outbound Vipers.
Anyway, non of these are newpainted, as the paint is faded and not incomplete. Sorry!
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Unread post23 Nov 2012, 11:37

#91-0376 from 77 FS identified at Kandahar. Mission markings visible


Brig. Gen. Scott Dennis, 451st AEW and Kandahar Airfield Commander, poses in front of F-16C block 50 #91-0376 from the 77th FS. Dennis is an F-16 pilot who has flown more than 60 combat missions during the past year. He relinquishes command at the end of the month. [USAF photo by MSgt. Russell Martin]


Brig. Gen. Scott Dennis, 451st AEW and Kandahar Airfield Commander, is seen in F-16C block 50 #91-0376 from the 77th FS before flying a mission in support of OEF. Dennis is an F-16 pilot who has flown more than 60 combat missions during the past year. He relinquishes command at the end of the month. [USAF photo by MSgt. Russell Martin]
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Unread post05 Dec 2012, 21:41

Identified another Bulldog from the sandbox #91-0391 on its return to Duluth.

Bulldogs support OEF

[serial]91-0336[/serial][/b]
[photo]31317[/photo]

[b][serial]91-0391[/serial]


USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0391 from the 179th FS taxis to its parking spot at the Duluth ANGB after returning from Kandahar Airfield on October 22nd, 2012 after supporting OEF. [USAF photo by TSgt. Brett R. Ewald]
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