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Night ops ensure combat airpower never stops

A fuel truck pumps gas to a jet at might time

A fuel truck from the 407th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, pumps fuel into an F-16 Fighting Falcon after landing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2018. As part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the 407th Air Expeditionary Group provides combat airpower in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. AFCENT employs full-spectrum air component capabilities in air, space and cyberspace to defeat enemies while promoting security and stability in the region. The United States is postured to defend U.S. forces in the region from any threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An Airmen carriers a big hose away from a jet

Senior Airman Juanluis Cota, 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, returns a hose to the fuel truck after refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon after landing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2018. As part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the 407th Air Expeditionary Group provides combat airpower in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. AFCENT employs full-spectrum air component capabilities in air, space and cyberspace to defeat enemies while promoting security and stability in the region. The United States is postured to defend U.S. forces in the region from any threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

A crew chief sits in the cock pit of a fighter jet at night

A maintenance member assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron performs operational checks in the cockpit an F-16 Fighting Falcon after landing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2018. As part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the 407th Air Expeditionary Group provides combat airpower in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. AFCENT employs full-spectrum air component capabilities in air, space and cyberspace to defeat enemies while promoting security and stability in the region. The United States is postured to defend U.S. forces in the region from any threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An Airman changes a tire on a jet at night

Senior Airman Connor Stuart, 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, jacks up an F-16 Fighting Falcon to change out the tire after landing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

Two Airmen change a tire on a jet at night.

Senior Airman Juanluis Cota, 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, holds a flash light while Senior Airman Connor Stuart, 157th EFS crew chief, changes a tire on an F-16 Fighting Falcon after landing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An Airman changes a tire on a jet

Senior Airman Connor Stuart, 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, performs a tire change on an F-16 Fighting Falcon after landing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An Airman changes a tire on a jet at night

A crew chief assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron preps a new tire for placement on an F-16 Fighting Falcon after landing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)