Strike Eagles fly dawn patrol
Capt. Vanessa Mahan, an F-15E Strike Eagle weapons systems officer at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, dons her flight gear Aug. 27 as she prepares for a dawn patrol mission. As part of the dawn patrol, Captain Mahan must arrive very early in the morning to be ready at the required launch time. She is deployed from the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse
October 19, 2012
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