Pre-Flight check

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- Master Sgt. John Kuiper, an aircraft crew chief with the 442nd Fighter Wing, communicates with the pilot during flight control checks for the launch of the A-10 on April 18, 2003, for a combat mission over Iraq. The 442nd is from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and was deployed to Tallil and Kirkuk Air Bases in southern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Terry L. Blevins)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Terry L. Blevins
VIRIN: 030418-F-5712B-012.JPG
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