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Dragon Lady visits the Vulture's Nest

  • Published
  • By Staff Sgt. Kristin High
  • 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, prepares to board his aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018. The U-2 provides high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance, day or night, in direct support of U.S. and allied forces. U-2 pilots must wear a full pressure suit similar to those worn by astronauts as they can fly at altitudes over 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High/Released)