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Providing airpower to Operation Freedom's Sentinel

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, climbs in the cockpit of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The mission of the F-16C is to provide close air support for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, climbs in the cockpit of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The mission of the F-16C is to provide close air support for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, conducts a pre-flight inspection of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The F-16C is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, conducts a pre-flight inspection of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The F-16C is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, conducts a pre-flight inspection of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The aircraft receives inspections before takeoff and after landing to see if there are any maintenance issues with the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, conducts a pre-flight inspection of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The aircraft receives inspections before takeoff and after landing to see if there are any maintenance issues with the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson (right), 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, and Senior Airman Brandon Hellin (left), 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron crew chief, review an F-16C Fighting Falcon flight checklist, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The F-16C is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson (right), 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, and Senior Airman Brandon Hellin (left), 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron crew chief, review an F-16C Fighting Falcon flight checklist, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The F-16C is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, conducts a pre-flight inspection of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The aircraft receives inspections before takeoff and after landing to see if there are any maintenance issues with the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, conducts a pre-flight inspection of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The aircraft receives inspections before takeoff and after landing to see if there are any maintenance issues with the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, prepares to taxi out in an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 457th EFS is Air Force Reserve Command unit out of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas who continuously supports Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the NATO Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, prepares to taxi out in an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 457th EFS is Air Force Reserve Command unit out of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas who continuously supports Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the NATO Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, takes off in an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 457th EFS is the Air Force Reserve Command unit out of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas who continuously supports Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the NATO Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, takes off in an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 457th EFS is the Air Force Reserve Command unit out of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas who continuously supports Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the NATO Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Lt. Col. David Efferson, 457th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron commander, climbs in the cockpit of an F-16C Fighting Falcon, June 28, 2016, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The mission of the F-16C is to provide close air support for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)