Kandahar OEF Deployment 2012

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Unread post22 May 2012, 22:53

#93-0533

Lt. Col. Scott Bridgers, a pilot assigned to the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield returns to the flight line after flying a mission and reaching his 4,000th in F-16C block 52 #93-0533 on June 1st, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]
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Unread post24 May 2012, 11:36

Another identification

#92-3899 157 FS



A1C. Alek Reynolds, a crew chief assigned to the 451st EAMXS at Kandahar Airfield, pulls the tire chocks from F-16C block 52 #92-3899 piloted by Lt. Col. Scott Lambe, assigned to the 157th EFS, before launching for a mission May 21st, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]
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Unread post03 Jun 2012, 19:33

Latest member of the 4000hr club is <a href="pilots-profile2284.html">Lt. Col. Scott Bridgers</a> who accrued 4,000 hours in the F-16 on June 2, 2012 while serving with the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan during OEF.


Lt. Col. Scott Bridgers, a pilot assigned to the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, returns to the flight line after flying a mission and reaching his 4,000th F-16 flying hour on June 1st, 2012. Lt. Col. Bridgers deployed from the 157th FS at McEntire JNGB. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]


Capt. Justin Puro and Lt.Col. Scott Bridgers, pilots assigned to the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield, shake hands after landing F-16s from a mission on June 1st, 2012. Lt. Col. Bridgers reached his 4,000th flying hour during the mission. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]
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Unread post03 Jun 2012, 19:34


USAF F-16C block 52 #93-0549 assigned to the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield returns after flying a mission on June 1st, 2012 in support of OEF. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]


SSgt. Leonard Gajewski, a crew chief assigned to the 451st EAMXS at Kandahar Airfield conducts pre-flight checks on F-16C block 52 #93-0533 as Captain Jerrod Sonderman, assigned to the 157th EFS, prepares to launch for a mission on May 29th, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]


Lt. Col. Scott Bridgers, a pilot assigned to the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield returns to the flight line after flying a mission and reaching his 4,000th in F-16C block 52 #93-0533 on June 1st, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]
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Unread post08 Jun 2012, 15:01

Photo proof of #92-3917


Maj. David Way, a pilot assigned to the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield launches in F-16C block 52 #92-3917 for a mission on June 2nd, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]
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Unread post08 Jun 2012, 15:06

WISTV.com wrote:Families say good-bye as SC Air National Guard Unit deploys
Posted: Jun 08, 2012 4:13 AM GDT Updated: Jun 08, 2012 1:11 PM GDT
By Renee Standera

MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, SC (WIS) - Friends and family of members of some of the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing said good-bye Thursday night.

Thursday's deployment was a swap-out, meaning these airmen are heading to Afghanistan to trade out duties with another group of airmen from the base who have been in the Middle East since April.

The airmen left from McEntire Joint National Guard Base for deployment in Afghanistan.

source: http://www.wistv.com/story/18734074/fam ... it-deploys
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Unread post12 Jun 2012, 09:07

#92-3903
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SSgt. Paul Riddle, a crew chief assigned to the 451st EAMXS at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, conducts post flight checks on F-16C block 52 #92-3903 from 157 FS on June 6, 2012 after it landed from flying a mission. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]
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Unread post15 Jun 2012, 10:40

Photo proof of #92-3889[/serial][/b] and photo update for [b]#[serial]93-0541. Note TSgt. Caycee Cook (normally behind the camera :D ) the supplier of all the gr8 shots from the 157th FS deployment.
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SSgt. Corey Revels, an avionics technician assigned to the 451st EAMXS and his father, SMSgt. James Revels, Jr., superintendent for the 451st EAMS, pose for a photo in front of F-16C block 52 #92-3889 on May 31, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Caycee Cook]
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TSgt. Caycee Cook, a PA photographer assigned to 157th EFS and her brother SrA Chance Watson, an avionics tech assigned to the 451st EAMXS at Kandahar Airfield, pose for a photo in front of F-16C block 52 # May 10, 2012. (USAF photo by MSgt. Chris Smoak)
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Unread post15 Jun 2012, 19:31

Asif wrote:Photo proof of #92-3889[/serial][/b] and photo update for [b]#[serial]93-0541. Note TSgt. Caycee Cook (normally behind the camera :D ) the supplier of all the gr8 shots from the 157th FS deployment.


Yes indeed. She was with us at Balad in 2010 and took a photo of me that is one of my favorite all time.
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Unread post05 Jul 2012, 23:11

Photo proof of #92-3922


USAF F-16C block 52 #92-3922 with the 157th EFS, flown by Maj. Stephen 'Boards' Kaminski, takes off at Kandahar Airfield for a daytime mission over Afghanistan on July 1st, 2012 in support of OEF. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]
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Unread post08 Jul 2012, 19:56

Photo verification of #92-3889[/serial][/b] & [b]#[serial]92-3916


USAF F-16C block 52 #92-3916 from the 157th EFS rolls into the EOR at Kandahar Airfield after it returns from a day-time mission over Afghanistan for OEF on July 5th, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]


USAF F-16C block 52 #92-3889 from the 157th EFS takes off at Kandahar Airfield for a day-time mission over Afghanistan for OEF on July 5th, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]
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Unread post06 Aug 2012, 16:39

Photo verification of #93-0551


USAF F-16C block 52 #93-0551 from the 157th FS sits ready to fly a day-time mission over Afghanistan on August 1st, 2012. Members of the 169th FW are deployed to Kandahar Airfield in support of OEF. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]


USAF F-16C block 52 #93-0551 from the 157th EFS at Kandahar Airfield taxis out to the runway for take-off on a day-time mission over Afghanistan to support American and coalition ground forces on August 5th, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]
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Unread post09 Aug 2012, 14:33

New barrier artwork


A mural painted by TSgt. Steven Hubbard with the South Carolina ANG commemorates the 169th FWs deployment to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, seen on August 5, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]


Plus picture showing mission markings on #92-3902
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Maj. Taj “Kong” Troy, an F-16 pilot with the SCANG’s 157th EFS currently assigned to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, climbs into F-16C block 52 #92-3902 on the ramp on August 6, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]
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Unread post09 Aug 2012, 18:27

Asif wrote:New barrier artwork


A mural painted by TSgt. Steven Hubbard with the South Carolina ANG commemorates the 169th FWs deployment to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, seen on August 5, 2012. [USAF photo by TSgt. Stephen Hudson]


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Very nice artwork. A barrier mural was almost finished at JB Balad in 2010 for the 169th until it was learned that all the artwork would be destroyed as soon as we left the north HAS area. I am not sure if this wanton destruction was ever done, but it's a shame if it was. Here is the artwork - I don't know who the artist was - it was in the Alert Area.
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Unread post09 Aug 2012, 19:59

Northlands News Center wrote:Large Wave of 148th Fighter Wing Members Deploy
August 7, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 10:36 AM CDT
by Kevin Jacobsen

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A large wave of men and women from the 148th Fighter Wing are on their way to Afghanistan for a two month deployment.

About 150 members said tearful goodbyes Tuesday night at the base during a send-off event.

The unit will deploy to Kandahar Airfield in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This mission will be the first time the 148th uses its Block 50 F16 jets while deployed.

"They are going to be doing close air support is what our primary function is," said Maj. Audra Flanagan. "We'll be protecting ground forces who might be in combat or feels they need support from F16 aircraft."

Approximately 60 personnel departed prior to Tuesday's send-off. A total of 300 members of the 148th will be on the ground in Afghanistan.

The 148th Fighter Wing is the Duluth-based Air National Guard unit with just over 1,000 members, of which, 450 are full time.

The Northland's NewsCenter's Kevin Jacobsen will have more on the deployment and the network of support for the families left behind Wednesday on the KBJR 6 & Range 11 News at Five and the KDLH 3 News at 5:30.

source: http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/new ... 77346.html
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