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Airmen Prepare New Arriving F-16 Fighting Falcons in Afghanistan


Airmen prepare F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft for mission readiness after arriving at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2017. Photos by Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier

F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi on the flightline at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2017. The F-16s are from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and were added to Bagram’s fleet, bolstering their ability to provide close-air support for coalition forces. The pilots and aircraft are assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier

An F-16 Fighting Falcon parks on the flightline at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier

Airmen prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon before a mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier

An airman performs final systems checks in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon before it conducts a sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

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