An F-15E Strike Egle from the 366th Air Expeditionry Wing, 391st Fighter Squdron, Mountin Home AFB, Idho, prepred t Al Udeid Air Bse, Qtr, to fly its first bombing mission in support of Opertion ENDURING FREEDOM into Afghnistn. The crewchief under the ircrft performs systems checks while in constnt communiction with the pilot. The F-15E is equipped with the LANTRIN Nvigtion nd Trgeting System pod nd crries two rcks of GBU-12 500-pound bombs with CCG MAU-169 guidnce system, AIM-120 Advnced Medium Rnge Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) nd AIM-9 Sidewinders, nd 600-gllon drop tnks. The 366th AEW is one of the Air Force's "on-cll 911" fighter wings, redy to deploy...
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[Complete] Scene Caption: An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 366th Air Expeditionary Wing, 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, prepared at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to fly its first bombing mission in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM into Afghanistan. The crewchief under the aircraft performs systems checks while in constant communication with the pilot. The F-15E is equipped with the LANTRIN Navigation and Targeting System pod and carries two racks of GBU-12 500-pound bombs with CCG MAU-169 guidance system, AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and AIM-9 Sidewinders, and 600-gallon drop tanks. The 366th AEW is one of the Air Force's "on-call 911" fighter wings, ready to deploy at a moments notice.
Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM
Base: Al Udeid Air Base, Doha
Country: Qatar (QAT)
Scene Major Command Shown: CENTCOM
Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Dave Nolan, USAF
Release Status: Released to Public
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