Dusk somewhere over the mountains of Afghanistan
My wingman getting gas during a mission over southwest Asia
The Commander-in-Chief on his "farewell tour" to the troops before leaving office, hours after the Iraq "shoe-throwing" incident
Getting a pre-mission brief before flying a night mission
The moon behind the Christmas tree sitting on top of the guard shack
A soldier's sense of humor…the tree tied down to the guard tower, which contains none other than the "leg lamp"
The day doesn't end, it's just that the sun goes down
Conducting a "show of force" to keep the enemy at bay without having to drop ordnance
Flying over the mountains north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Walking back to the operations building after flying close air support
Returning from a mission
Crowds gather on top of this trailer waiting for a controlled explosion of an old Russian bomb discovered near the runway
Watching a flight of alert jets takeoff after a priority scramble.
Aerial of Bagram Airbase
Takeoff from Bagram
Morning at Bagram
Dawn on the fighter ramp
Sunrise on the fighter ramp
Flying back to Bagram after a very active mission in southern Afghanistan
"Pipper" prior to flying a combat mission
Homage to the squadron's heritage and "MiG Alley"
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