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1000 and counting: deployed maintainers fight ISIS with Global Hawk consistency
Members of the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron complete pre-flight checks on an EQ-4 Global Hawk equipped with a battlefield airborne communications node at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 31, 2017. This launch marked 1000 consecutive sorties without a maintenance cancel while supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. These remotely piloted aircraft have provided a critical communication bridge between multi-national Coalition assets working to defeat ISIS in the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)