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    169th Fighter Wing at Joint Base Balad, Iraq [Image 12 of 20]

    169th Fighter Wing at Joint Base Balad, Iraq

    JOINT BASE BALAD, IRAQ

    06.20.2010

    Photo by Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson 

    169th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

    Capt. Michael "Meat" Willhide (front), and Lt. Col. Tim "Rhino" Bennett, fighter pilots with the 157th Fighter Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., prepare to takeoff for a mission from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, June 20. The 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire sent F-16's, pilots, maintenance specialists and support personnel overseas for its first major combat operation since 2003, when the unit deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and flew more than 400 combat missions. The 169 FW is now an "Active Associate" wing. This unique agreement with the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB embeds 150 active duty Airmen with the 169 FW at McEntire to forge an even stronger, more mobile force. Elements of the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169 FW began this historic deployment in early May 2010 when airmen landed at JBB in support of OIF.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 06.20.2010
    Date Posted: 07.08.2010 07:38
    Photo ID: 297279
    VIRIN: 100620-F-#####-032
    Resolution: 1800x1200
    Size: 1.27 MB
    Location: JOINT BASE BALAD, IQ 

    Web Views: 142
    Downloads: 32

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