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Mission continues through Christmas
Capt. Ashton, 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares to taxi before launching on a mission Dec. 25, 2016 from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. While units offered their members time to connect with families and celebrate Christmas, the mission still continued and 679 operations were flown that day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)