Flying top cover for Iraqi Freedom
ABOVE IRAQ -- Col. Kevin "Omar" Bradley, director of staff of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq, provides close air support Aug. 25 to coalition forces with an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen provide collation forces around-the-clock armed reconnaissance and close-air support with F-16s and MQ-1 Predators operating from Balad, and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs operating from Al Asad Airbase, Iraq. This F-16 is deployed from the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard at Burlington, Vt. Colonel Bradley is deployed to Iraq from the 174th Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard, at Syracuse, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Tech. Sgt. Thomas Ireland)

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