169th Fighter Wing F-16s depart to support Southwest Asia deploy
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Pedro Oritz, 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares his F-16 Fighting Falcon jet to depart McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, to support an Air Expeditionary Force deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2021. The 169th Fighter Wing will support U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) by preserving operational depth, staging joint forces and projecting overwhelming combat power in the region. This is the wing’s largest deployment since the summer of 2018 when they supported an Air Expeditionary Force rotation to Kuwait. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Jim St.Clair, 169th Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

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