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  • Life of a bomb: from ‘cradle to grave’

    Earlier this month, a bomb was used to take out a high-stakes member of the Islamic State in Afghanistan—a big win for troops, especially those who moved the explosives through each step, eventually making it onto the F-16 Fighting Falcon that dropped it on target.

  • Haulin' a Herc

    Crew chiefs from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to tow a C-130J Super Hercules to the flightline for an engine test at Bagram Airfield, Aghanistan, Jan. 12, 2016. The aircraft, used in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and NATO's Resolute Support mission, was

  • Viper maintainers ensure combat-ready aircraft

    Master Sgt. Jim Anderson, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, removes and replaces a jet fuel starter on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2016. The 455th EAMXS provides combat-ready aircraft to the air component