Nine F-16 Fighting Falcons sit on the ramp before taking off Jan. 10, 2012, from Shaw Air Force Base, SC. Twelve F-16s and approximately 250 Airmen deployed to Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, for a three-month deployment. The Airmen were activated as the 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (US Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

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