Viper Patrol first layer of defense downrange
A C-17 Globemaster III departs an air base Dec. 6, 2017, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron’s Viper Patrol ensures the five-kilometer security zone outside the wire is safe for coalition aircraft to approach or take off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr. |  VIRIN: 171206-F-XA522-039.JPG