This F-15E from the 494th Fighter Squadron deployed to Aviano Air Base Italy to participate in Operation Allied Force, the NATO air campaign over Kosovo. The aircraft is loaded for a Close Air Support mission with four GBU-12 500-pound laser-guided bombs and six Mk82 500-pound bombs. All F-15Es carried AIM-120 AMRAAMs and AIM-9 air-to-air missiles. This aircraft has Captain Nicole Malachowski, the first woman to fly as a member of the US Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, name on the side. The F-15E Strike Eagle carried numerous weapons loads during Allied Force.