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Takeoffs from the tower

  • Published
  • By Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford
  • 455 AEW/PA
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 from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 4, 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)