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  • 421FS_002
    Capt. Tyler McBride, 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron director of operations, deployed from Hill AFB, lowers the canopy on an F-16 before his first combat sortie at Bagram Air Field on October 30th, 2015. The 421st EFS, known as the 'Black Widows”, arrived here on October 28th, 2015 in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. [USAF photo by TSgt. Joseph Swafford]
  • 421FS_003
    Capt. Tyler McBride, 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron director of operations, deployed from Hill AFB, prepares for his first combat sortie at Bagram Air Field on October 30th, 2015. The 555th EFS, deployed from Aviano AB, is nearing the end of its six-month deployment at Bagram and will hand the reins over to the 421st EFS in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and NATO's Resolute Support mission. [USAF photo by TSgt. Joseph Swafford]
  • 455EOG
    Col. Henry Rogers, 455th EOG commander, perfoms pre-flight inspections on an F-16 before a sortie with the 421st EFS at Bagram Air Field on November 27th, 2015. Rogers reached the 3,000-flying hour milestone and 1,000 combat-hour milestone while serving on his eighth combat deployment flying F-16s. [USAF photo by TSgt. Robert Cloys]
  • 455EOG_001
    Col. Henry Rogers, 455th EOG commander, puts on his helmet before a sortie with the 421st EFS at Bagram Air Field on November 27th, 2015. Rogers reached the 3,000-flying hour milestone and 1,000 combat-hour milestone while serving on his eighth combat deployment flying F-16s. [USAF photo by TSgt. Robert Cloys]
  • 480FS
    A USAF pilot from the 480th EFS prepares for departure in an F-16 during a training mission at Souda Bay AB on February 1st, 2016. [USAF photo by SSgt. Christopher Ruano]
  • 169AMS
    USAF SrA. Bruce Broom, a crew chief assigned to the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron of the South Carolina Air National Guard, disconnects a fuel hose during 'hot-pit' ground refueling training on the flight line at McEntire JNGB on February 6th, 2016. Ground refueling while the engine is running allows aircraft to return to flight quickly during sortie operations and combat missions. [ANG photo by SrA. Ashleigh S. Pavelek]
  • 169AMS_001
    USAF SrA. Jeremy Jimenez, a crew chief assigned to the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron of the South Carolina Air National Guard, connects a fuel hose to an F-16 during 'hot-pit' ground refueling training on the flight line at McEntire JNGB on February 7th, 2016. Ground refueling while the engine is running allows aircraft to return to flight quickly during sortie operations and combat missions. [ANG photo by SrA. Ashleigh S. Pavelek]
  • 169AMS_002
    USAF TSgt. John Moler, a crew chief assigned to the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron of the South Carolina Air National Guard, directs the pilot of an F-16 during 'hot-pit' ground refueling training on the flight line at McEntire JNGBase on February 6th, 2016. Ground refueling while the engine is running allows aircraft to return to flight quickly during sortie operations and combat missions. [ANG photo by SrA. Ashleigh S. Pavelek]
  • 36FS
    Pilots from the 36th FS and the 121st FS (RoKAF) pose for a photo before takeoff during Buddy Wing 16-1 at Seosan AB on January 28th, 2016. [USAF photo by SrA. Kristin High]
  • 56OG
    Col. Benjamin Bishop, 56th OG commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Matthew Vedder as he assumes command of the 63rd FS on August 1st, 2016 at Luke AFB. The 63rd FS is scheduled to begin accepting F-35 Lightning II jets in March of 2017 and will be joined by partner nation Turkey. [USAF photo by SrA. Devante Williams]
  • 140FW
    MSgt. John A. St. George, crew chief from the 140th Wing, Colorado ANG marshals an F-16 into position after landing at Papa AB in Hungary, while other crew chiefs chalk the wheels. This is the first time Colorado jets have landed in Hungary and the first time the Colorado Air Guard has been to Europe in at more than 20 years. [USAF photo by SMSgt. John Rohrer]
  • 79FS
    Capt. David, a 79th EFS pilot, taxis an F-16 before a night mission on January 13th, 2017 at Bagram AB. To become a pilot, David went to school while working as a maintainer, through a deployment to Balad AB, Iraq and temporary duties where he was often gone for three weeks out of every month. [USAF photo by SSgt. Katherine Spessa]