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]
An F-16 with the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, flown by Maj. Stephen “Boards” Kaminski, takes off at Kandahar Airfield for a daytime mission over Afghanistan July 1, 2012. Personnel are deployed from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Swamp Fox F-16s, pilots, and support personnel began their air expeditionary force deployment in early April to take over flying missions for the air tasking order and provide close air support for troops on the ground in Afghanistan.