Preparing to fly

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Lt. Col. Stephen Chappel, an A-10 pilot deployed to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing here, prepares to fly an A-10 Thunderbolt II on a combat mission over Afghanistan May 13. Colonel Chappel is an Air Force Reservist deployed from the 442nd Fighter Wing, based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (US Air Force photo by Maj. David Kurle, 455 AEW/PA)

PHOTO BY: Maj. David Kurle, AEWPA
VIRIN: 060513-F-3849K-030.JPG
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