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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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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 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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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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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Roberts, 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit crew chief, looks on as other Airmen complete a 50 hour inspection on a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015. The 41st EHMU ensure Pave Hawks 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)
Pave Hawk maintainers keep rescue birds flying
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Roberts, 41st Expeditionary Helicopter Maintenance Unit crew chief, looks on as other Airmen complete a 50 hour inspection on a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015. The 41st EHMU ensure Pave Hawks 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 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 Staff Sgt. Russell Dutcher, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, HVAC technician, poses for a photo June 30, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Dutcher who is part of the 1000s of Hands Project, is responsible for responding to all work orders dealing with AC problems as well as keeping Bagram’s mission equipment such as computers and servers cool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
‘1000s of Hands’ Project: 455th ECES Staff Sgt. Russell Dutcher
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Russell Dutcher, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, HVAC technician, poses for a photo June 30, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Dutcher who is part of the 1000s of Hands Project, is responsible for responding to all work orders dealing with AC problems as well as keeping Bagram’s mission equipment such as computers and servers cool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
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U.S. Airmen with the Bagram Airfield Honor Guard march with the colors during the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 1, 2015. During the ceremony Kelly relinquished command of the 455th AEW to Brig. Gen. Dave Julazadeh.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
455th AEW welcomes new commander
U.S. Airmen with the Bagram Airfield Honor Guard march with the colors during the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 1, 2015. During the ceremony Kelly relinquished command of the 455th AEW to Brig. Gen. Dave Julazadeh. (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 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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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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U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Iron Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Air Force Senior Airman Grant Haefke, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller qualified Tactical Air Control Party Airman assigned to the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, enter a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at an Afghan National Army combat outpost in Afghanistan, June 23, 2015. The Soldiers and Haefke supported a NATO Resolute Support Train Advise Assist Command-Air mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
TACP connects Army to Airpower in Afghanistan
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Iron Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Air Force Senior Airman Grant Haefke, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller qualified Tactical Air Control Party Airman assigned to the 817th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, enter an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at an Afghan National Army combat outpost in Afghanistan, June 23, 2015. The Soldiers and Haefke supported a NATO Resolute Support Train Advise Assist Command-Air mission. (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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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2015.  The C-130’s short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
BAF at Sunset
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2015. The C-130’s short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Danielle Garcia, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instruments and flight controls systems technician, poses for a photo by a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft July 9, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Garcia is responsible for ensuring the flight controls and navigational systems for the C-130J are updated and operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
‘1000s of Hands’ Project: 455 EAMXS Staff Sgt. Danielle Garcia
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Danielle Garcia, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron instruments and flight controls systems technician, poses for a photo by a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft July 9, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Garcia is responsible for ensuring the flight controls and navigational systems for the C-130J are updated and operational. (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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U.S. Air Force Capt. Dakota Olsen, 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares to fly a combat airpower mission June 17, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.  Olsen’s job is to provide close air support and armed over watch for military personnel in Afghanistan. He flies various sorties and missions throughout the country on a daily basis providing airpower to ensure a safe and secure environment for personnel at BAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
1000s of Hands Project: F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot Capt. Dakota Olsen
U.S. Air Force Capt. Dakota Olsen, 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares to fly a combat airpower mission June 17, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Olsen’s job is to provide close air support and armed over watch for military personnel in Afghanistan. He flies various sorties and missions throughout the country on a daily basis providing airpower to ensure a safe and secure environment for personnel at BAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Mavis Bean, 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron clinical nurse, poses for a photo June 11, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Bean works in the intensive care unit at Afghanistan’s most advanced medical facility, the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, and is responsible for treating trauma patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Cierra Presentado/Released)
Bagram Nurse making a difference, one life at a time
U.S. Air Force Capt. Mavis Bean, 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron clinical nurse, poses for a photo June 11, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Bean works in the intensive care unit at Afghanistan’s most advanced medical facility, the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, and is responsible for treating trauma patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Cierra Presentado/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Dave Julazadeh, right, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and another F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot walk towards their jets at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 7, 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Commanders Combat Sortie
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Dave Julazadeh, right, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and another F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot walk towards their jets at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 7, 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Soto, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight conventional maintenance/precision guided munitions production superintendent, completes a six month inspection on a Guided Bomb Unit-54 (GBU-54) munition at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 15, 2015. The 455th EMXS Munitions Flight ensures that every munition loaded onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon will perform as expected when used. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Munitions Airmen provide the means for combat airpower
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Soto, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight conventional maintenance/precision guided munitions production superintendent, completes a six month inspection on a Guided Bomb Unit-54 (GBU-54) munition at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 15, 2015. The 455th EMXS Munitions Flight ensures that every munition loaded onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon will perform as expected when used. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Doug Mayo, 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot, goes through preflight inspection with Staff Sgt. William Harris, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron crew chief, before a combat sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 8, 2015. The 455th EAMXS ensure Fighting Falcons 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)
Maintenance key to sustaining combat airpower
U.S. Air Force Capt. Doug Mayo, 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot, goes through preflight inspection with Staff Sgt. William Harris, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron crew chief, before a combat sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 8, 2015. The 455th EAMXS ensure Fighting Falcons 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, prepares to land at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 7, 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)
Airpower on the Combat Frontier
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon “Triple Nickel” aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to land at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 7, 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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