Maj. Todd Pierce, a pilot with the 451st EFS, prepares F-16C block 30 #87-0225 from the 124th FS before a combat mission at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on April 5th, 2012. [USAF photo by SSgt. David Salanitri]
U.S. Air Force Maj. Todd Pierce, 451st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot and native of Norwalk, Iowa, prepares an F-16C Fighting Falcon before a combat mission, April 5, 2012, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The mission of the 451st EFS is to deliver decisive airpower on target, on time.