Arriving at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, only days before, an F-15E Strike Eagle, 366th Air Expeditionary Wing, 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, prepares to fly its first bombing mission into Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. The crewchief walks off to his position where he will guide the aircraft out during taxiing. The F-15 is equipped with the LANTRIN Navigation and Targeting System pod and carries two racks of GBU-12 500-pound bombs with CCG MAU-169 guidance system, an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and AIM-9 Sidewinders. The 366th AEW is one of the Air Force`s "on-call 911" fighter wings, ready to deploy at a moments notice
The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Al Udeid Air Base, Doha Country: Qatar (QAT) Scene Major Command Shown: CENTCOM Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Dave Nolan, USAF Release Status: Released to Public.