Afghanistan AEF 2012
1st Lieutenant Andrew Lehman, a fighter pilot assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, stops at the end of runway for final maintenance checks before he takes off for his first combat sortie April 20, 2012. 1Lt Lehman is deployed from the 157th FS at 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/TSgt. Caycee Cook)

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