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An Airmen works on the flightline at night

A weapons load crew assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, download weapons from an F-16 Fighting Falcon in preparation for an afterburner run at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. As part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the 407th Air Expeditionary Group provides combat airpower in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. AFCENT employs full-spectrum air component capabilities in air, space and cyberspace to defeat enemies while promoting security and stability in the region. The United States is postured to defend U.S. forces in the region from any threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

Airmen work on the flightline at night

A weapons load crew assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, download weapons from an F-16 Fighting Falcon in preparation for an afterburner run at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. As part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the 407th Air Expeditionary Group provides combat airpower in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. AFCENT employs full-spectrum air component capabilities in air, space and cyberspace to defeat enemies while promoting security and stability in the region. The United States is postured to defend U.S. forces in the region from any threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

Airmen work on the flightline at night

Crew chiefs assigned to 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron tow an F-16 Fighting Falcon in preparation for an afterburner run at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. As part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the 407th Air Expeditionary Group provides combat airpower in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. AFCENT employs full-spectrum air component capabilities in air, space and cyberspace to defeat enemies while promoting security and stability in the region. The United States is postured to defend U.S. forces in the region from any threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An  F-16 Fighting Falcon performs and afterburner run on the flightline at night

Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform an afterburner run on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An Airmen sits in the cockpit if and F-16 Fighting Falcon on the flightline at night

A crew chief assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron sits in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon while performing an afterburner run at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An  F-16 Fighting Falcon performs and afterburner run on the flightline at night

Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron receive engine readings from an F-16 Fighting Falcon while performing an afterburner run at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An  F-16 Fighting Falcon performs and afterburner run on the flightline at night

Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform an afterburner run on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. As part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the 407th Air Expeditionary Group provides combat airpower in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. AFCENT employs full-spectrum air component capabilities in air, space and cyberspace to defeat enemies while promoting security and stability in the region. The United States is postured to defend U.S. forces in the region from any threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

An Airmen works on the flightline at night

A crew chief assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon to be towed after performing an afterburner run at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)