Illustrative Photograph, 3rd Place
Illustrative Photograph, 3rd Place U.S. Airmen with the 169th Maintenance Group at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., work to prepare F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for launch during a Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE), Jan. 12, 2013. The Phase I ORE evaluates a unit’s ability to process personnel and equipment from home station to a deployed location safely and efficiently. The South Carolina Air National Guard is training for an upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection later this year. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson/Released)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Caycee WatsonReleased |  VIRIN: 130112-Z-WT236-033.JPG