‘Gamblers’ and ‘Rocketeers’ deploy F-16Cs operated by the 20th Fighter Wing’s 77th Fighter Squadron deployed from Shaw AFB, South Carolina, to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of combat operations on October 26. The ‘Gamblers’ replaced the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, which returned to Aviano Air Base, Italy, after completing its six-month deployment in support of Operation ‘Freedom’s Sentinel’. While deployed as the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron the unit will be assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing/ Expeditionary Operations Group.

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