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Jet 87-173: Innovation keeps Air Force legend in the fight
This U.S. Air Force graphic represents the F-15E Strike Eagle, tail number 87-173, assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Jet 173 was the lead jet during the longest sortie performed by a fighter jet in mission called the “Kabul-ki Dance” Nov. 12, 2001, during Operation Enduring Freedom. This mission lasted over 15 hours and required 10 in-air refuelings while evading enemy attacks to, ultimately, take out several critical targets. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Andrew Kobialka)

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Photo by: Airman 1st Class Andrew Kobialka |  VIRIN: 200225-F-MM641-1001.JPG