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U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) prepare to taxi at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2021.

U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) prepare to taxi at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2021. While deploying to promote security and stability, the 480th EFS exemplified the U.S. Air Force's ability to rapidly deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe at any moment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miranda A. Loera)

An Airman assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) signals a pilot preparing to taxi at Al Dhafra Air Base (ADAB), United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2021.

An Airman assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) signals a pilot preparing to taxi at Al Dhafra Air Base (ADAB), United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2021. The 480th EFS returned to home station after a deployment to ADAB as an instrument of dynamic force employment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miranda A. Loera)

A pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) signals a crew chief at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2021.

A pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) signals a crew chief at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2021. A detachment of F-16 Fighting Falcons deployed from the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to enhance U.S. Air Forces Central’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miranda A. Loera)

U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron prepare to taxi at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2021.

U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron prepare to taxi at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19, 2021. Deploying as an instrument of dynamic force employment, a detachment of F-16s along with squadron personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, rapidly integrated into theater air training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miranda A. Loera)

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