Bagram 2019 Deployment

Unread postPosted: 10 Aug 2019, 07:59
by ruderamronbo
455th Air Expeditionary Wing 19 hrs · Facebook

It’s #FighterFriday! Every Airman in the 455th has a part in the mission to protect our homeland from here at #bagramairfield. It is always inspirational when we can feature our top Airman doing his part in the mission. Brig. Gen. R. Scott Jobe, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander, and members of the expeditionary fighter squadron, were recently photographed during preflight checks and the launching of a F-16 Fighting Falcon in support of the Resolute Support Mission. (U.S. Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Keifer Bowes)

Re: Bagram 2019 Deployment

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2019, 05:45
by boilermaker
ruderamronbo wrote:455th Air Expeditionary Wing 19 hrs · Facebook

It’s #FighterFriday! Every Airman in the 455th has a part in the mission to protect our homeland from here at #bagramairfield. It is always inspirational when we can feature our top Airman doing his part in the mission. Brig. Gen. R. Scott Jobe, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander, and members of the expeditionary fighter squadron, were recently photographed during preflight checks and the launching of a F-16 Fighting Falcon in support of the Resolute Support Mission. (U.S. Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Keifer Bowes)


I loved watching the F16s taking off at Baghram. They would stay tree top level accelerating all the way to the base of those mountains and then pull up vertical the last second.

Re: Bagram 2019 Deployment

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2019, 16:16
by ghettobird
FACA missions? looks like a rocket pod on the left wing there

Re: Bagram 2019 Deployment

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2019, 18:34
by Boman
They use the rockets to mark targets

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Unread postPosted: 21 Aug 2019, 19:58
by n3sk
Is that a 1911 in the pilots holster?

Are there any accounts of a bailed out pilot using their side arm to escape capture?

Re: Bagram 2019 Deployment

Unread postPosted: 26 Aug 2019, 22:10
by ruderamronbo
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5700226/ ... operations

Lots of pics of Vipers and A-10s. Interesting loadouts on the Vipers--GBU-54s, rockets, SDBs... The only one I can ID a fin flash is the attached one. Wisconsin Guard?

Re: Bagram 2019 Deployment

Unread postPosted: 27 Aug 2019, 06:07
by Boman
Correct, 115FW 176FS Wisconsin ANG.

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Unread postPosted: 27 Aug 2019, 16:12
by sprstdlyscottsmn
Am I seeing that correctly? AIM-120s loaded for flutter/bending relief and then empty AIM-9 spots outboard?