455th expeditionary aircraft maintenance squadron

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, waits as Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron complete a final check of the aircraft’s weapons before taking off on a combat sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14, 2015. The F-16 is a multirole fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the 555th EFS are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Nocturnal maneuvers.

Senior Airman Alec Flores, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares to guide a C-130J Super Hercules onto a taxiway for a night sortie at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The 455th EAMXS ensures that aircraft at Bagram are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. 

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys, 22 FEB 2016.)