by SrA Matthew Bruch

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq early in the morning, Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike ISIL targets in Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


After hearing I was on the KC-135 that refueled them, the F-15E Strike Eagles, threw on their afterburner so I could get a photo of them as they returned to base.