Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan continues to operate missions during Christmas day.
F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot's with the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, supported combat missions that totaled 679 missions were handled by airfield operations that day.
Capt. Ashton, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, flew a mission and came back in time to watch his daughter open Christmas presents back home.
“We do what we do so people back home can do what they do,” Ashton said. “Today was no different.”