Images: Afghanistan AEF 2012 [Image 11 of 12]
Staff Sgt. Chad Westmoreland, a weapons loader assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, secures fins to a missile that is loaded on an F-16 Fighting Falcon, April 22, 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.