The Air Force’s presence inside Afghanistan will grow by more than 30 percent from about 5,000 personnel to approximately 6,600 in the coming months as the US military surges forces there, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz told airmen during a visit to Southwest Asia in early April 2009. Here, Schwartz addresses members of the 586th Air Expeditionary Group at an air base in the region during his visit, April 7, 2009.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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