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A pilot and crew chief prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take off.

Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, and Capt. Connor Flynt, 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, stand in front of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 27, 2018. Guastella flew with the 55th EFS, which recently deployed to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

A pilot and crew chief prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take off.

Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, shakes hands with Airman 1st Class Cody Ervin, 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, before pre-flight checks at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 27, 2018. The 55th EFS recently deployed to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

A pilot and crew chief prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take off.

Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, and Airman 1st Class Cody Ervin, 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, perform pre-flight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 27, 2018. The 55th EFS recently deployed to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

A pilot and crew chief prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for take off.

Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, works with Airman 1st Class Cody Ervin, 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron crew chief, before pre-flight checks at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Oct. 27, 2018. Guastella flew with the 55th EFS, which recently deployed to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)