A 79th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon taxis down the runway, Jan. 10, 2013, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the F-16 has been a major component of the combat forces committed to the war on terrorism flying thousands of sorties in support of operations Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense), Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)
2/22/2013 - FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.