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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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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 Brig. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, waves while taxing in an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during his final flight as the 455th AEW Commander at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015 The final flight is an aviation tradition in which aircrew members, upon completion of their last flight with the wing, or "fini flight," are met and hosed down with water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Brig. Gen. Kelly Fini Flight
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, waves while taxing in an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during his final flight as the 455th AEW Commander at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 28, 2015 The final flight is an aviation tradition in which aircrew members, upon completion of their last flight with the wing, or "fini flight," are met and hosed down with water. (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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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 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 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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U.S. Airmen assigned to 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, deployed from Moody Air Force Base, offload a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 27, 2015. The 41 ERQS is a combat search and rescue squadron that specializes in combat rescue of downed aircrew behind enemy lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Night deliveries
U.S. Airmen assigned to 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, deployed from Moody Air Force Base, offload a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 27, 2015. The 41 ERQS is a combat search and rescue squadron that specializes in combat rescue of downed aircrew behind enemy lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Mark Domogala, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, lands a C-130J at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, after delivering cargo to Jalalabad Air Field, May 25, 2015. U.S. Air Force cargo aircraft have delivered 19,900 short tons of cargo throughout Afghanistan this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Night deliveries
U.S. Air Force Capt. Mark Domogala, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, lands a C-130J at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, after delivering cargo to Jalalabad Air Field, May 25, 2015. U.S. Air Force cargo aircraft have delivered 19,900 short tons of cargo throughout Afghanistan this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 23, 2015. The F-16 is a highly maneuverable, multi-role fighter aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)
Bagram Air Field's busy runway
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 23, 2015. The F-16 is a highly maneuverable, multi-role fighter aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)
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Afghan Air Force airmen install a GSh-23 dual-barrel, 23 mm cannon on a Mi-17 helicopter at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, May 18, 2015. The weapons system was boresighted for accuracy before mounting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
Bagram’s fab flight assists Afghan Air Force
Afghan Air Force airmen install a GSh-23 dual-barrel, 23 mm cannon on a Mi-17 helicopter at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, May 18, 2015. The weapons system was boresighted for accuracy before mounting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flies near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 24, 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's busy runway
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flies near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 24, 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 Senior Airman Aigerim Akhmetova, Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron C-17 supply clerk, poses for a photo during her deployment May 20, 2015, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Akhmetova recently found out she was selected as a candidate to attend Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released)
An Airman’s journey from Kazakhstan to OTS
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aigerim Akhmetova, Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron C-17 supply clerk, poses for a photo during her deployment May 20, 2015, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Akhmetova recently found out she was selected as a candidate to attend Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., in 2016. (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 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 30, 2015. The F-16s at Bagram provide decisive airpower in support of the 2015 fighting season and the execution of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)
'Triple Nickel' provides decisive airpower
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 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 30, 2015. The F-16s at Bagram provide decisive airpower in support of the 2015 fighting season and the execution of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford/Released)

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