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Approximately 30 reservists from the 442nd Fighter Wing departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and headed for Afghanistan, Dec. 19. Made up of mostly maintainers and pilots, the group is scheduled to return around April 2012. The 442nd FW is an A-10 Thunderbolt II Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Wolf) Hi-res
Note: This combat deployment to the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom is part of the currently deployed "Total Force" A-10C team. For some more related pictures please check the 442nd FW public website's photo section.