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US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Robert Carter, 8th Mission Support Squadron (MSS), provides perimeter security during a war fighting exercise conducted at Kunsan Air Base (AB), Republic of Korea (ROK)

(From left-to-right), U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Aqueelah Lucas, AIRMAN 1ST Class James Miller and STAFF SGT. Robert Carter, all members of the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron, Kadena Air Base (AB), Japan, reconfigure the floor C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft from the 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., during Operation Unified Assistance at Kadena AB on Jan. 9, 2005. More than 18,000 U.S. military personnel are providing humanitarian assistance in Southwest Asia after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered devastating tsunamis that killed over 250,000 people in the region. (USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Michael Pallazola) (Released)

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