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T-Bolts return from Southwest Asia

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Approximately 500 personnel and 20 F-15E Strike Eagles belonging to the 389th Fighter Squadron "T-Bolts," 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other support units returned here April 8-14.

The airmen and aircraft were deployed for six months to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

"If you're asking whether or not what you do every day makes a difference, there's no question," said Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, addressing the wing. "The proof is in the combat air power Gunfighters deliver to the fight and upon the enemy."

During the deployment, the team prepared and dropped more than 5,000 munitions on ISIS targets in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command.