Operation Iraqi Freedom

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    Ten F-16Cs, assigned to the 332nd EFS, taxi to parking spots after arriving at Balad AB on February 26th, 2007. These aircraft are the first wave of a twelve-ship ANG fighter package which is deployed for the AEF 5/6 (Cycle 6) rotation. This package includes jets from the 179th FS and 111th FS. [USAF photo by Lt. Col. Reed Bowman]
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    SSgt. Christopher Curry and A1C. Brandon Cunningham prepare to load a GBU-38 JDAM on USAF F-16C block 50 #90-0812 from the 14th FS on March 4th, 2007 at Balad AB. The Airmen are assigned to the 332nd EAMS. [USAF photo by A1C. Nathan Doza]
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    SMSgt. Stephen Vanderburg (left) and TSgt. Ted Robinette of the 332nd EMXS inspect antenna bands in the nose-cone of a 332nd AEW F-16 in a HAS at Balad AB on March 20th, 2007. SMSgt. Vanderburg is deployed from the 148th FW. [USAF photo by A1C. Class Nathan Doza]
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    USAF F-16C block 50 #92-3886 and another jet from the 14th EFS sit on Balad AB's flightline during pre-flight checks in the early morning of April 17th, 2007. [USAF photo]
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    SrA Gil Alicea, of the 332nd EMXS, removes panels from an F-16 during a routine phase inspection at Balad AB on April 16th, 2007. [USAF photo by A1C Nathan Doza]
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    SSgt. Justin Johnson, of the 332nd EMXS, removes panels from an F-16 during a routine phase inspection at Balad AB on April 16th, 2007. [USAF photo by A1C. Nathan Doza]
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    An F-16C during Day One of a phase dock inspection at Balad AB on April 16th, 2007. The 332nd EMXS phase inspection team members inspect all internal parts of the Viper every 400 flying hours to keep them mission ready. SSgt Justin Johnson, who removes screws off of an F-16 rudder, is deployed from the 35th MXS. [USAF photo by A1C Nathan Doza]
    AEF 5/6 (Cycle 6) displayed at Balad AB in late April of 2007. [USAF photo]
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    USAF F-16C block 50 #91-0407 from the 23rd EFS takes off from Al Udeid AB, Qatar to perform a close-air-support mission for coalition ground forces on July 28th, 2006. [USAF photo by MSgt. Douglas K. Lingefelt]
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    A USAF F-16C from the 510th EFS approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker for refueling over central Iraq in support of OIF on May 19th, 2007. The KC-135 is deployed from the 92nd ARW to the 340th EARS, part of the 379th AEW at Al Udeid AB. [USAF photo by SrA. Erik Hofmeyer]
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    Maintainers finish up working on F-16s on June 23rd, 2006 at a base in Southwest Asia. F-16s play a large role in close-air-support missions over Iraq. [USAF photo]
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    Capt. Bryan Spence, an F-16 pilot with the 14th EFS, deployed from the 14th FS at Misawa AB inspects his aircraft before a combat mission on May 30th, 2007 from Balad AB. [USAF photo by 1st Lt. Shannon Collins]
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    USAF F-16Cs from the 510th EFS return home to Aviano AB on June 2nd, 2007 after an AEF 5/6 deployment to Balad AB. During their four-month deployment the 510th EFS with twelve assigned aircraft flew nearly 1,500 sorties, more than 700 air taskings, 80 alert launches and flew more than 6,100 hours in support of OIF. [USAF photo by SSgt. Bethann Caporaletti]
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    Col. Scott Dennis and Lt. Col. Rob Webb wait at the end of the runway on June 9th, 2005 while weapons loader, TSgt. Mike Przyiecki "safes" F-16C block 42 #89-2114 from the 112th FS munitions after a combat sortie at Balad AB. [USAF photo TSgt. Beth Holliker]
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    Airman Bayle Butler, a Reservist with the 332nd AEW at Balad AB, readies F-16C block 30 #85-1444 from the 457th FS for inspection on June 14th, 2007. The Wing represents a total force unit with Reservists, Air National Guardsmen and Active Duty Air Force Airmen. [USAF photo by TSgt. Rick Sforza]