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Staff Sgt. Austin Wall, 162nd Wing maintainer, Arizona Air National Guard, completes preflight checks of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., Nov. 4, 2021. The mission was part of Operation Southern Lightning Strike, an ANG-led exercise where units deploy from their home bases to forward operating bases with minimum personnel and equipment to accomplish their mission in austere conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. H. Edward Stramler)

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