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C-17 Cockpit at Night over New Jersey

U.S. Air Force Capt. Maggie Linn, left, and Lt. Col. Michael Prodeline, both C-17 Globemaster III pilots with the 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, prepare to land at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 18, 2018. The 514th is an Air Force Reserve Command unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Maggie Linn, left, and Lt. Col. Michael Prodeline, both C-17 Globemaster III pilots with the 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, prepare to land at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 18, 2018. The 514th is an Air Force Reserve Command unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Maggie Linn, left, and Lt. Col. Michael Prodeline, both C-17 Globemaster III pilots with the 732nd Airlift Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, prepare to land at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 18, 2018. The 514th is an Air Force Reserve Command unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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Osprey Over Las Vegas 2018

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, flies over the Las Vegas strip, July 31, 2018. The 20th SOS is at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participating in Red Flag 18-3. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, flies over the Las Vegas strip, July 31, 2018. The 20th SOS is at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participating in Red Flag 18-3. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, flies over the Las Vegas strip, July 31, 2018. The 20th SOS is at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, participating in Red Flag 18-3. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

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Tanker Flight Crew Readiness Exercise with KC-135

A flight crew from the 171st Air Refueling Squadron enters a KC-135 Stratotanker during a readiness exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. The 171st is a component of the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

A flight crew from the 171st Air Refueling Squadron enters a KC-135 Stratotanker during a readiness exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. The 171st is a component of the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

A flight crew from the 171st Air Refueling Squadron enters a KC-135 Stratotanker during a readiness exercise at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. The 171st is a component of the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

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Paratroopers Wait to Board Their Ride – C-17 Globemaster III

Army paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, wait to board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III before conducting an airborne assault during exercise Arctic Anvil 19-01 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Arctic Anvil 19-01 is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise designed to provide the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team a tough, realistic training event that validates their ability to fight and win as a combined arms team in preparation for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year. The exercise took place in the training areas surrounding Delta Junction and Fort Greely and involved approximately 6000 Soldiers and military personnel that also included about 400 paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Army paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, wait to board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III before conducting an airborne assault during exercise Arctic Anvil 19-01 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Arctic Anvil 19-01 is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise designed to provide the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team a tough, realistic training event that validates their ability to fight and win as a combined arms team in preparation for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year. The exercise took place in the training areas surrounding Delta Junction and Fort Greely and involved approximately 6000 Soldiers and military personnel that also included about 400 paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Army paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, wait to board an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III before conducting an airborne assault during exercise Arctic Anvil 19-01 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Arctic Anvil 19-01 is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force training exercise designed to provide the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team a tough, realistic training event that validates their ability to fight and win as a combined arms team in preparation for their rotation at the Army’s National Training Center in California early next year. The exercise took place in the training areas surrounding Delta Junction and Fort Greely and involved approximately 6000 Soldiers and military personnel that also included about 400 paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

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C-17 with Debris Scattered Across the Ramp at Tyndall AFB

An Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California, sits on the flight line at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 12, 2018. The aircraft delivered a contingency response team to assess damage and establish conditions for the re-initiation of airflow, bringing much needed equipment, supplies and personnel for the rebuilding of the base in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. AMC equipment and personnel stand by across the nation to provide even more support upon request. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

An Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California, sits on the flight line at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 12, 2018. The aircraft delivered a contingency response team to assess damage and establish conditions for the re-initiation of airflow, bringing much needed equipment, supplies and personnel for the rebuilding of the base in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. AMC equipment and personnel stand by across the nation to provide even more support upon request. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

An Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, California, sits on the flight line at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 12, 2018. The aircraft delivered a contingency response team to assess damage and establish conditions for the re-initiation of airflow, bringing much needed equipment, supplies and personnel for the rebuilding of the base in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. AMC equipment and personnel stand by across the nation to provide even more support upon request. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

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Hercules Air Drop Over Alaska

An Alaska Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules conducts air drop qualification training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 3, 2018. When air drop training occurs, combat mobility technicians from the 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron are called upon to operate as malfunction officers at the drop zone. In addition to scouting the drop zone area during a training, technicians are also responsible to recover the loads and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

An Alaska Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules conducts air drop qualification training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 3, 2018. When air drop training occurs, combat mobility technicians from the 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron are called upon to operate as malfunction officers at the drop zone. In addition to scouting the drop zone area during a training, technicians are also responsible to recover the loads and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

An Alaska Air National Guard C-130J Super Hercules conducts air drop qualification training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 3, 2018. When air drop training occurs, combat mobility technicians from the 773d Logistics Readiness Squadron are called upon to operate as malfunction officers at the drop zone. In addition to scouting the drop zone area during a training, technicians are also responsible to recover the loads and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

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C-130 Cockpit Pilot’s View

U.S. Air Force Maj. Greg Hafley, a C-130 Hercules aircraft pilot assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, participates in a personnel drop during Saber Junction 18 above Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Greg Hafley, a C-130 Hercules aircraft pilot assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, participates in a personnel drop during Saber Junction 18 above Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Greg Hafley, a C-130 Hercules aircraft pilot assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, participates in a personnel drop during Saber Junction 18 above Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

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C-130s Over Drop Zone in Germany

U.S. Army soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, as well as soldiers from various allied nations, parachute from U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft onto a drop zone in Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

U.S. Army soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, as well as soldiers from various allied nations, parachute from U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft onto a drop zone in Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

U.S. Army soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, as well as soldiers from various allied nations, parachute from U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft onto a drop zone in Germany, Sept. 19, 2018. Saber Junction 18 is the U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place on the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise is designed to assess the readiness of the brigade to conduct unified land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. Saber Junction 18 includes nearly 5,500 participants from 20 ally and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

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Super Guppy Unloading a T-38

A T-38 Talon is unloaded from a B-377 Super Guppy March 3, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Super Guppy has a hinged nose that opens 110 degrees, allowing full frontal cargo loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer/Released)

A T-38 Talon is unloaded from a B-377 Super Guppy March 3, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Super Guppy has a hinged nose that opens 110 degrees, allowing full frontal cargo loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer/Released)

A T-38 Talon is unloaded from a B-377 Super Guppy March 3, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The Super Guppy has a hinged nose that opens 110 degrees, allowing full frontal cargo loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer/Released)

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C-17 Dusty Takeoff In Syria

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster departs from a Coalition airfield in Northeast Syria, June 26, 2018. The C-17 mission was in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In conjunction with partner forces, CJTF-OIR's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Izabella Sullivan)

CJTF-OIR’s mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability.

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster departs from a Coalition airfield in Northeast Syria, June 26, 2018. The C-17 mission was in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In conjunction with partner forces, CJTF-OIR's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Izabella Sullivan)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster departs from a Coalition airfield in Northeast Syria, June 26, 2018. The C-17 mission was in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In conjunction with partner forces, CJTF-OIR’s mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Izabella Sullivan)

C-17 Dusty Takeoff Video

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Refueling The Mighty C-5 Galaxy (4 Photos)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies toward a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

 

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware flies to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

 

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

 

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

A C-5 Galaxy with Dover Air Force Base, Delaware is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio July 27, 2018. The C-5 connected with two Stratotankers with the 121st ARW on this exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A Emery)

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US Flags In a C-17 Over Afghanistan

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Christa Stankovic, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, hangs U.S. flags onboard a C-17 Globemaster III during a airdrop mission over Afghanistan, May 10, 2018. The primary mission of the C-17 is to provide rapid strategic delivery of troops and various types of cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Christa Stankovic, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, hangs U.S. flags onboard a C-17 Globemaster III during a airdrop mission over Afghanistan, May 10, 2018. The primary mission of the C-17 is to provide rapid strategic delivery of troops and various types of cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Christa Stankovic, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, hangs U.S. flags onboard a C-17 Globemaster III during a airdrop mission over Afghanistan, May 10, 2018. The primary mission of the C-17 is to provide rapid strategic delivery of troops and various types of cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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Paratroopers Loading Up In A C-17

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, bored a Boeing C-17 Globe Master III during an airbor operationl May 24, 2018 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The airborne operation is the eccumulating event during the 82nd Airborne Division All American Week XXIX displaying the unprecedented tradition in readiness of the unit. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jay Diaz)

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, bored a Boeing C-17 Globe Master III during an airbor operationl May 24, 2018 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The airborne operation is the eccumulating event during the 82nd Airborne Division All American Week XXIX displaying the unprecedented tradition in readiness of the unit. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jay Diaz)

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an airborne operation May 24, 2018 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The airborne operation is the accumulating event during the 82nd Airborne Division All American Week XXIX displaying the unprecedented tradition in readiness of the unit. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jay Diaz)

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Checking Out The View – Super Hercules Over Africa

A U.S. Airman from the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron sits on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules in Djibouti, Africa, April 17, 2018. The 75th EAS supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission of promoting prosperity and security in East Africa by assisting partner nations with countering extremist organizations, fostering regional security cooperation, and by protecting U.S. personnel and facilities in its area of responsibility. (U.S. photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

A U.S. Airman from the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron sits on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules in Djibouti, Africa, April 17, 2018. The 75th EAS supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission of promoting prosperity and security in East Africa by assisting partner nations with countering extremist organizations, fostering regional security cooperation, and by protecting U.S. personnel and facilities in its area of responsibility. (U.S. photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)

A U.S. Airman from the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron sits on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules in Djibouti, Africa, April 17, 2018. The 75th EAS supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission of promoting prosperity and security in East Africa by assisting partner nations with countering extremist organizations, fostering regional security cooperation, and by protecting U.S. personnel and facilities in its area of responsibility. (U.S. photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Castillo)