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During a recent raid on a terrorist stronghold in a remote Afghan village, U.S. ground forces came under enemy fire. They called for close air support, and shortly thereafter, an F-16 Fighting Falcon dropped munitions to eliminate the threat.
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Each of the units listed in the attachment is awarded Afghanistan campaign participation credit, and is thus authorized to display the Afghanistan campaign phase streamers as indicated. Authority: AFI 36-2803.
Another awesome compilation video of the 510th EFS which was deployed to Bagram Airfield Afghanistan. Video shows Pilot, Maintainers, Jets, Drop Videos... AWESOME!
Traversing through the war-torn streets of Afghanistan is a necessity that often comes with many dangers for U.S. military members. These are dangers 16 tactical air control party operators with the 8th Air Support Operations Squadron combated regularly this year, along with the help of their F-16 Fighting Falcon brethren of the 510th Fighter Squadron.
Team Aviano welcomed back approximately 300 Airmen Oct. 4 and 6 from a four-and-a-half-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Unlike many Air Force deployments in which individuals are deployed from various bases to be part of other teams in theater, an entire aviation package deployed with personnel from across the 31st Fighter Wing, but primarily from the Operations and Maintenance Groups.
The Air Force has used the GBU-54 bomb for the first time in combat in Afghanistan, officials at Bagram Airfield announced, Oct. 4, 2010. An F-16 deployed to Bagram from the 510th Fighter Squadron at Aviano AB, Italy, recently dropped a GBU-54 during a combat sortie, they said. The GBU-54, known as the Laser JDAM, is a 500-pound joint direct attack munition with the addition of a laser-guidance kit. That addition allows the munition to strike moving targets precisely, just as it can accurately strike stationary objects via its GPS-aided guidance package. The GBU-54 made its combat debut in August 2008 in Iraq. Here, the weapon is shown resting on an Aviano F-16's wing at Bagram, Oct. 1, 2010.
Air Force photo by SSgt. Christopher Boitz
510th Fighter Squadron Viper Driver Capt. Nathan "Hoss" Harrold takes us on a tour of his office from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
The 510th Fighter Squadron, the Buzzards, one of two F-16 squadrons based at Aviano AB in Italy, deployed to Bagram AB in Afghanistan from May through October 2010 for a scheduled Air Expeditionary Force rotation. The deployment marked the one-year anniversary for US F-16s in Afghanistan. The US forces replaced F-16 units from Belgium and the Netherlands, which began operating in Afghanistan in late 2004. Norway also sent F-16s to the theater beginning in 2006.