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An F-35A Lightning II from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2019. The F-35A conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-35A Lightning II from the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2019. The F-35A conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft, assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, is marshalled from the hangar Sept. 10, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The F-35A conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft, assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, is marshalled from the hangar Sept. 10, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The F-35A conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford)

An F-15E Strike Eagles prepares to taxi the runway for takeoff from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2019. The F-15E conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagles prepares to taxi the runway for takeoff from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2019. The F-15E conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2019. The F-15E conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 10, 2019. The F-15E conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, completes his pre-flight checklist in the cockpit prior to takeoff Sept. 10, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The F-15E conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, completes his pre-flight checklist in the cockpit prior to takeoff Sept. 10, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The F-15E conducted a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10, in support of Iraqi ground force clearing operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew members inspect recently attached GBU-31s on an F-15E Strike Eagle Sept. 9, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, in preparation for a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike conducted in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew members inspect recently attached GBU-31s on an F-15E Strike Eagle Sept. 9, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, in preparation for a Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service air strike conducted in the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, Sept. 10. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

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