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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group load injured Service members onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on the flight line at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2015.  The 455th EAES Airmen are charged with the responsibility of evacuating the sick and wounded from Central Command to higher echelons of medical care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
455 EAES provides critical care in the air
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group load injured Service members onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on the flight line at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2015. The 455th EAES Airmen are charged with the responsibility of evacuating the sick and wounded from Central Command to higher echelons of medical care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William “Willy” Reibsome III, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire noncommissioned officer in charge, cleans and inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft wheel at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2015. Reibsome ensures that F-16s at BAF have serviceable tires to complete the combat airpower mission; on average he works 70 wheels per month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Keeping the Falcons rolling
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William “Willy” Reibsome III, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire noncommissioned officer in charge, cleans and inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft wheel at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2015. Reibsome ensures that F-16s at BAF have serviceable tires to complete the combat airpower mission; on average he works 70 wheels per month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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A U.S. Airman assigned to the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron performs a post flight inspection on a MQ-9 Reaper aircraft at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2015.  The 62nd ERS operates the MQ-1B Predator and Reaper aircraft and provides world-class close air support, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Reapers & Predators on the prowl in Afghanistan
A U.S. Airman assigned to the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron performs a post flight inspection on a MQ-9 Reaper aircraft at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2015. The 62nd ERS operates the MQ-1B Predator and Reaper aircraft and provides world-class close air support, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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A U.S. Airman with the Bagram Airfield Honor Guard participates in the 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2015. The 455th MSG is comprised of five squadrons responsible for communications, civil engineer operations, force support, logistics readiness, and security forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Change of Commands on the Combat Frontier
A U.S. Airman with the Bagram Airfield Honor Guard participates in the 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2015. The 455th MSG is comprised of five squadrons responsible for communications, civil engineer operations, force support, logistics readiness, and security forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Margaret “Maggie” Mathewes, center, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician deployed from the Air Force Reserve’s 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina , reviews an AE checklist with Tech. Sgt. Russell “Rusty” McLamb, left, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician deployed from the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 156th AES,  and Capt. Derek Martindale, right, 455th EAES flight nurse deployed from the 315th AES, prior to loading patients onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2015.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Tony Wickman/Released)
455 EAES provides critical care in the air
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Margaret “Maggie” Mathewes, center, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician deployed from the Air Force Reserve’s 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina , reviews an AE checklist with Tech. Sgt. Russell “Rusty” McLamb, left, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician deployed from the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 156th AES, and Capt. Derek Martindale, right, 455th EAES flight nurse deployed from the 315th AES, prior to loading patients onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Tony Wickman/Released)
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform preflight checks on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on the flight line at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2015.  The 455th EAMXS ensure Super Hercules on Bagram are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Night on the line
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform preflight checks on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on the flight line at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2015. The 455th EAMXS ensure Super Hercules on Bagram are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off on a night combat sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 28, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Bagram Vipers
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off on a night combat sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 28, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Smith, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance HH-60 Pave Hawk weapons, inspects an M2 .50 caliber machine gun at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 21, 2015. The weapon system maintainers work to keep the Pave Hawks armed so that the combat rescue mission in Afghanistan is successful. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Weapon maintainers arm the Pave Hawk “So Others May Live”
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Smith, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance HH-60 Pave Hawk weapons, inspects an M2 .50 caliber machine gun at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 21, 2015. The weapon system maintainers work to keep the Pave Hawks armed so that the combat rescue mission in Afghanistan is successful. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 28, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Bagram Vipers
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 28, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force medical personnel care for a simulated injured patient during a base wide training exercise July 24, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The base conducts regular training exercises that include scenarios ranging from active shooter and indirect fire attacks to mass casualties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
Bagram personnel participate in base wide exercise
U.S. Air Force medical personnel care for a simulated injured patient during a base wide training exercise July 24, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The base conducts regular training exercises that include scenarios ranging from active shooter and indirect fire attacks to mass casualties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 4, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Takeoffs from the tower
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 4, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carl Vanlandingham, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, works on a project July 16, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Vanlandingham builds various projects during duty and on his days off to support the mission here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
Deployed Airman works towards dream, one project at a time
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carl Vanlandingham, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, works on a project July 16, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Vanlandingham builds various projects during duty and on his days off to support the mission here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force Pararescueman with a Guardian Angel team assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron parachutes to the ground during High Altitude Low Opening jump training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 18, 2015. The 83rd ERQS mission is to rescue, recover, and return American or allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Guardian Angels perform HALO jump
A U.S. Air Force Pararescueman with a Guardian Angel team assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron parachutes to the ground during High Altitude Low Opening jump training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 18, 2015. The 83rd ERQS mission is to rescue, recover, and return American or allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft pilot assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, waits as Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron complete a final check of the aircrafts weapons before taking off on a combat sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
"Viper" weapon loaders on the line
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft pilot assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, waits as Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron complete a final check of the aircrafts weapons before taking off on a combat sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the Triple Nickel are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William “Willy” Reibsome III, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire noncommissioned officer in charge, cleans and inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft wheel at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2015. Reibsome ensures that F-16s at BAF have serviceable tires to complete the combat airpower mission; on average he works 70 wheels per month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Keeping the Falcons rolling
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William “Willy” Reibsome III, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire noncommissioned officer in charge, cleans and inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft wheel at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2015. Reibsome ensures that F-16s at BAF have serviceable tires to complete the combat airpower mission; on average he works 70 wheels per month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clint White, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 aircraft maintainer, takes apart a jet during a phase inspection July 7, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The phase inspection team, who has been deployed to BAF for two months, is working on their 12th phase inspection that occurs after a jet has reached 400 flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
F-16 Maintainers conducts phase inspection; keep jets ready for flight
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Clint White, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 aircraft maintainer, takes apart a jet during a phase inspection July 7, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The phase inspection team, who has been deployed to BAF for two months, is working on their 12th phase inspection that occurs after a jet has reached 400 flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight perform an inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon 20mm Gatlin gun at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 5, 2015. The Gatling gun system is a fixed-forward firing system that provides maximum lethality against air-to-air and air-to-surface targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Armament Airmen keep the Falcons fighting
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Armament Flight perform an inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon 20mm Gatlin gun at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 5, 2015. The Gatling gun system is a fixed-forward firing system that provides maximum lethality against air-to-air and air-to-surface targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)

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