Afghanistan AEF 2012
Colonel David Meyer, vice commander and fighter pilot assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Operations Group at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, poses for a photo with an F-16 Fighting Falcon before launching for a mission May 28, 2012. Personnel are deployed from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Swamp Fox F-16's, pilots, and support personnel began their Air Expeditionary Force deployment early April to take over flying missions for the air tasking order and provide close air support for troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Caycee Cook)