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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.

  • 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