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Major General Joe Wehrle, Commander 3rd Air Force and the Joint Task Force, Atlas Response Commander, presents Brigadier General Chris Eksteen, Commander of Air Force Base Hoedspruit, South Africa, a framed copy of the Joint Task Force, Atlas Response Shield signed by members of the Joint Task Force as Operation Atlas Response, a humantiarian relief mission in southern Africa comes to a close. USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT Ken Bergmann (RELEASED)

Straight on medium shot of a Soviet made MAZ TEL SCUD Missile Launcher that simulates an enemy threat for US and Allied pilots during Roving Sands, a joint exercise at Tonopah Test Range, Tonopah, Nevada, June 16th, 2000. A USAF F-16 Falcon flies overhead in the background. USAF PHOTO/Caption by SrA Chris Flahive

AIRMAN 1ST Class Bracero, 31st SFS, Aviano AB, Italy, applies camo just prior to deploying to the field on day 4 of his Ground Combat Skills training, a week long training regiment consisting of 3 days of classroom work and 2 days in the field. Trainees receive instruction on land navigation, combat patrolling and field craft skills.USAF PHOTO by TSgt Dave Ahlschwede

(LtoR) Airmen (AMN) Sheri Alementi, Kasmin Gonzalez and Renelou Sausa, 31st SFS, Aviano AB, Italy, demonstrate teamwork as they apply camo paint just prior to deploying to the field on day 4 of their Ground Combat Skills training, a week long training regiment consisting of 3 days of classroom work and 2 days in the field. Trainees receive instruction on land navigation, combat patrolling and field craft skills.USAF PHOTO by TSgt Dave Ahlschwede

On her first European visit, the First Lady of the United States visited Aviano Air Base, Italy Friday to promote the Troops to Teachers program. Mrs. Laura Bush spoke to more than 500 people in Hangar One about the rewards of teaching America's children and the need for qualified teachers nationwide. Currently 4,000 former military members have become teachers through the Troops to Teachers Program. USAF PHOTO by TSgt Dave Ahlschwede

Technical Sergeant Tim Pierce from the 305 Maintenance Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, helps his daughter Ashley pot a Bonsai tree during the Earth Day Celebration at McGuire AFB, NJ on April 24, 2002. USAF Photo by Scott H. Spitzer

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Donna Brown fills out a safety incident report after an aircraft mishap at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH.USAF PHOTO by TSgt Anna Hayman

SENIOR AIRMAN Adkinson, a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) member from the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Campbell, KY, does push-ups during Dragon Challenge 04 on December 4, 2004. Dragon Challenge is an annual TACP competition held at Avon Park Air Force Range, FL which test the physical, mental, and emotional strength, and endurance of TACP members over a four day period. (Released) (USAF PHOTO by SSgt Quinton T. Burris)

US Air Force (USAF) Captain (CPT) Russ Shinn, F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft Pilot assigned to the 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), from Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), taxies his aircraft from a harden shelter before taking off at Incirlik Air Base (AB) Turkey. Shaw AFB personnel and aircraft are redeploying home after 12 successful years of enforcing the no fly zone over northern Iraq, in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH. USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN Joseph Thompson

Crew chiefs from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 555th Fighter Squadron, check their gear outside of the aircraft support section prior to heading out to their aircraft. They do this check because Crew chiefs are accountable for every piece of equipment they bring onto the flight line. (Released)USAF PHOTO by A1C Isaac G. L. Freeman US Air Force (USAF) Crew Chiefs from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), 555th Fighter Squadron (FS), inventory their gear outside of the aircraft support section prior to heading out to the flight line at Aviano, Air Base (AB), Italy

U.S. Naval commander, Major Walter Schnell, learns of the MG-3 rifle mechanics prior to firing for marksmanship on 16 May 03, during Combined Endeavor at Lager Aulenbach, Germany. Combined Endeavor '03, an US/European Command-sponsored exercise, is designed to identify and document command, control, communications, and computer (C4) interoperability between NATO and Partnership for Peace nations. Representatives from 38 countries and NATO are taking part in the exercise, on 8-22 May 03, at Lager Aulenbach, Germany. 16 May (USAF PHOTO by: SENIOR AIRMAN Karolina Gmyrek)

The US Air Force (USAF) Kadena Air Base (AB) Honor Guard posts the colors during the rededication ceremony of the Non Commissioned Offices Academy (NCOA) on Kadena Air Base (AB), Okinawa, Japan. The NCO academy is now named after the Medal of Honor Recipient USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Henry Erwin.USAF PHOTO by: SSgt Chenzira Mallory

U.S. Army Soldiers from B Company, 1ST Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard, enjoy a snow ball fight during their visit at Irbil, Iraq, on Dec. 25, 2004. The Soldiers handed out toys and gifts to Iraqi children at Irbil. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR MASTER SGT. David McCarthy) (Released)

An Iraqi boy is all smiles after receiving gifts from U.S. Army Soldiers from B Company, 1ST Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard, during the Soldiers visit at Irbil, Iraq on Dec. 25, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR MASTER SGT. David McCarthy) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Veuril McDavid, a videographer from the 1ST Combat Camera, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., enjoys the landscape around Irbil, Iraq on Dec. 25, 2004. SENIOR AIRMAN McDavid is in Irbil to document the members of the Florida Army National Guard handing out holiday gifts to Iraqi children. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR MASTER SGT. David McCarthy) (Released)

A Kurdish children band perform music for U.S. Army Soldiers from B Company, 1ST Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard, during the Soldiers visit at Irbil, Iraq on Dec. 25, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SMSGT DAVID MCCARTHY) (Released)

Iraqi children hold their gifts from U.S. Army Soldiers from B Company, 1ST Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard, during the Soldiers visit at Irbil, Iraq on Dec. 25, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR MASTER SGT. David McCarthy) (Released)

A U.S. Army Soldier from B Company, 1ST Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard, looks through the scope of an 7.62 mm Al-Kadisa sniper rifle during his visit at Irbil, Iraq, on Dec. 25, 2004. Members of the Flroida Army National Guard handed out toys and gifts to Iraqi children during their visit at Irbil. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR MASTER SGT. David McCarthy) (Released)

An Iraqi girl is all smiles after receiving gifts from U.S. Army Soldiers from B Company, 1ST Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard, during the Soldiers visit at Irbil, Iraq on Dec. 25, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR MASTER SGT. David McCarthy) (Released)

Donald Lee (left) from the 100th Communications Squadron, Ministry of Defence, checks the identification card of U.S. Air Force TECH. SGT. Cromartie at the Post Office customer service window to ensure all parcels go to the correct individual at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, on Dec. 17, 2002. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SSgt Valerie Smith) (Released)

Mr Hess examining the outside of the work site during a tour of the Iraqi Ministry of Trade (MoT) Building Renovation site in Baghdad by MoT CHIEF Engineer, Director of Security, and Charlie Hess-Program director, Project and Contracting Office. Restoration of the Ministry of Trade is a critical US/Iraqi component of the ongoing reconstruction efforts in Iraq. USAF PHOTO by TSgt R.Nick Siers (FOUO)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN assigned to the 2nd Communications Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., volunteer their time on Sept. 8, 2004, to help preserve the Eighth Air Force Museum's B-17G Flying Fortress aircraft as part of the"Adopt-a-Plane"program. Members of the Barksdale community have joined in a team effort to provide care to the museum's artifacts, continuing the proud heritage of America's aviation history. (USAF PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Michael A. Kaplan) (Released)

Iraqi National Guard Soldiers aboard lightweight utility vehicles, armed with 7.62 mm Al-Quds machine rifle, provide checkpoint security and vehicle stops in an attempt to maintain control of the streets in Tall Afar, Iraq, on Sept. 12, 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (USAF PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Lee Harshman) (Released)

Iraqi National Guard Soldiers, provide checkpoint security and vehicle stops in an attempt to maintain control of the streets in Tall Afar, Iraq, on Sept. 12, 2004, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (USAF PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Lee Harshman) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF Sergeant Tabatha Thrasher, 35th Maintenance Operations Squadron, simulates an injury from a car bomb explosion during the Air Force Weapons of Mass Destruction Installation Training and Exercise Program, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, on Sept 17, 2004.(USAF PHOTO by SSgt Andy Bellamy) (RELEASED)

Base housing units under construction during a phase two upgrade project at MacDill AFB, FL., on Oct. 12, 2004. (USAF photo by AIRMAN 1ST Class Carlye D. LaPointe) (Released)

U.S. Air Force COL. Michael Snodgrass, Commander of the 3rd Wing, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, is interviewed by Alaska News Channel 2 about the reopening of the Government Hill Gate at Elmendorf AFB, on Oct. 26, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Prentice Colter) (Released)

Kansas Army National Guard Command SGT. MAJ. Miller (second from left) and his son, SGT. 1ST Class Miller (second from right), pose for a photograph with their family before a leaving for a deployment at the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Topeka, Kan., on Oct. 27, 2004. Both Millers are with the 1ST Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, and they'll be deployed for 18 months in Kosovo to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Mandy Johnson) (Released)

U.S. Air Force TECH. SGT. Edwin Williams, from the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, measures the right main strut of an F-15E Eagle aircraft during an Operational Readiness Exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Carly S. Burke) (Released)

Prior U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Navy Sailors stand in formation with their weapons while participating in the Warrior Transition Course (WTC) at Fort Knox, Ky., on Oct. 27, 2004. The WTC, also known as the Blue to Green program, is a four-week course that turns prior Airmen and Sailors into U.S. Army Soldiers by teaching them Army rank structure, customs and courtesies, and combat skills. Under this program the prior servicemembers can maintain their former job specialty and rank. (USAF photo by STAFF SGT. Derrick C. Goode) (Released)

Personnel attired in hazardous materiel suit participate in a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Oct. 27, 2004.(USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Austin Knox) (Released)

Front entry sign at the main gate at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by Alex Groves, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1ST Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, heads out for a mission onboard an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) on Oct. 27, 2004, at Forward Operating Base MacKenzie, Samarra, Iraq. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Shane A. Cuomo) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen use a litter to transport a patient during a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Oct. 27, 2004.(USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Austin Knox) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force firefighter, from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, sits inside his fire truck before participating in a simulated fire scenario during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF photo by SENIOR AIRMAN Chris Willis) (Released)

Kansas Army National Guard STAFF SGT. Vogelbacher from Spring Hill, Kan., lovingly holds his wife Laura before leaving for a deployment at the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Topeka, Kan., on Oct. 27, 2004. He is with the 1ST Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, and he'll be deployed for 18 months in Kosovo to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Mandy Johnson) (Released)

U.S. Air Force 1ST LT. Telitha Lewis (standing) and STAFF SGT. Diane Wactor, both members of the 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron, check cargo assembly and cargo complete times on a computer at the Deployed Control Center during an Operational Readiness Exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Micky Bazaldua) (Released)

Kansas Army National Guard PVT. Perkins holds his daughter Jaylee before leaving for a deployment at the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Topeka, Kan., on Oct. 27, 2004. He is with the 1ST Battalion, 635th Armor Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, and he'll be deployed for 18 months in Kosovo to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Mandy Johnson) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Erik Guillory, from the 51st Maintenance Squadron, uses his 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle to watch out for enemy forces from inside a bunker during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF photo by SENIOR AIRMAN Chris Willis) (Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN 1ST Class Christopher Creekbaum, STAFF SGT. Marcus Morton, and SENIOR AIRMAN Edward Melendez, all members of the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspect the flight control air data system of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Bradley C. Church) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Norberto Perez, a security forces augmentee from the 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron, checks for Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 27, 2004. He is attired in Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) Level 4 and armed with a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT Alan Port) (Released)

A firefighter uses a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) during a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Austin Knox) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Daniel Schaaf, from the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, performs an inflight operations check on an aircraft during an Operational Readiness Exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Carly S. Burke) (Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN Millen, a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron (ECES), cleans out an air conditioning unit at a forward deployed location on Oct. 27, 2004. The 386th ECES is responsible for the maintenance and operation of nearly 1,100 airconditioning units across the base. (USAF PHOTO by CAPT. Aaron Burgstein) (Released)

Gunter Hoessels (right), a boxer from Belgium, throws a punch towards his opponent, Donatas Bondorovas of Lithuania, at the 48th Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM) 2004 Military World Boxing Championship at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. James Harper)(Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN 1ST Class John Pace, of the 8th Security Forces Squadron, mans his 7.62 M60 machine gun during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT Alan Port)(Released)

U.S. Air Force MASTER SGT. Nicole Jackson, from the 4th Mission Support Squadron, collects mobility records from Airmen processing through the mobility line at the Personnel Deployed Facility (PDF) during an Operational Readiness Exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Micky Bazaldua) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Ebony Howell, with the 51st Communications Squadron, sits against a wall with a simulated head injury during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Bradley C. Church) (Released)

TECH. SGT. Dan Richardson, of the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, relaxes while looking at pictures of Iraq's most wanted people while inprocessing at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Savannah, Georgia, on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by Thomas Sobczyk Jr.) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1ST Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, prepare their M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) for an upcoming mission on Oct. 27, 2004, at Forward Operating Base MacKenzie, Samarra, Iraq. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Shane A. Cuomo) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Frank Holuban, from the 335th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, installs a conformal fuel trank on an F-15E Eagle aircraft during an Operational Readiness Exercise at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Carly S. Burke) (Released)

SENIOR Airmen Dykes, of the153rd Air Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, flushes a fire hydrant before filling an emergency water storage reservoir at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 27, 2004. The reservoirs are used by firefighters when water supply lines are unavailable, damaged or destroyed. (USAF PHOTO by Thomas Sobczyk) (Released)

A civilian worker sets up his equipment before a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on Oct. 27, 2004.(USAF PHOTO by AIRMAN 1ST Class Austin Knox) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1ST Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, change a hub on their M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) before an upcoming mission at Forward Operating Base MacKenzie, Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 27, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Shane A. Cuomo) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Misty Brown, a member of the 8th Security Forces Squadron, mans an MK 19 MOD 3 40 mm grenade machine gun system while looking out for opposition forces during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Michael R. Holzworth) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Troop, 1ST Battalion, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, prepare their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems before leaving for a mission from Forward Operating Base MacKenzie, Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF photo by STAFF SGT. Shane A. Cuomo) (Released)

The first RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., is parked inside a hangar on Oct. 28, 2004. The Global Hawk will be assigned to the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron and will be used to support contingencies around the globe. It is used to provide Air Force and joint battlefield commanders near real-time, high-resolution intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery. (USAF PHOTO by John Schwab, CIV) (Released)

Beale Air Force Base, Calif., receives its first RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) on Oct. 28, 2004. The Global Hawk will be assigned to the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron and will be used to support contingencies around the globe. It is used to provide Air Force and joint battlefield commanders near real-time, high-resolution intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery. (USAF PHOTO by John Schwab, CIV) (Released)

New Mexico Army National Guard PFC. Jason Bounds holds his five-year-old son Cayleb during a yellow ribbon ceremony for deploying members of the 126th Military Police Company on Oct. 28, 2004, at the Hardin Field parade grounds at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. (USAF PHOTO by Todd Berenger, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Randall Peterson (right), an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialist from the 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, together with two unidentified military personnel unload live munitions at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. He is deployed here from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordanance Disposal Flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Adrian Cardiz) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Communication Squadron subdue TECH. SGT. Jeffery Franchek during a training scenario during exericse Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. PHOTO taken with a night vision camera. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Alan Port) (Released)

U.S. Air Force TECH. SGT. Winfred Harris, armed with a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle, of the 51st Fighter Wing runs through purple smoke during a simulated attack on a convoy during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Cris Willis) (Released)

An Iraqi man is questioned by U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1ST Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, after a night raid was conducted at his house in the city of Alzab, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. Various weapons and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufacturing equipment were confiscated from his home. PHOTO taken with a night vision camera. (USAF PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Lee Harshman) (Released)

U.S. Air Force TECH. SGT. Thomas Smith (left) reviews his ordnance disposal checklist as MASTER SGT. David Ayers calls the command post to notify them that they will be destroying live munitions at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. Both Airmen are from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany and they are currently deployed with the 506th Civil Engineer Squadron at Kirkuk AB. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Adrian Cardiz) (Released)

U.S. Air Force TECH. SGT. Guy Cantonwine, a bass player, STAFF SGT. Matt Dammes, a drum player, and TECH. SGT. Terry Cottrell, a guitar player, perform for Airmen at a forward deployed location on Oct. 28, 2004. All three are from the Air Force Band of the Midwest and are currently deployed in the Central Command Area of Responsibility to help boost morale, provide entertainment and bring a little bit of home to the troops. (USAF PHOTO by CAPT. Aaron Burgstein) (Released)

Two U.S Air Force Airmen, attired in Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) Level 4, simulate injury after an attack on their vehicle during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Cris Willis) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Nicholas Dighiera, of the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and who is currently deployed with the 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD Flight, unload live munitions as they prepare to destroy them at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Adrian Cardiz) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, conduct a safety briefing by their M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System before leaving for a mission from Forward Operating Base MacKenzie, Samarra, Iraq, Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF photo by STAFF SGT. Shane A. Cuomo) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Abe Dominique, a weapons loader from the 180th Fighter Wing (FW), Ohio Air National Guard, marshals a 180th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, piloted by MAJ. Ricardo Colon, during a Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Beth Slater) (Released)

Mayor Martin Chavez (right) of Albuquerque, N.M., refuels a forklift while U.S. Air Force AIRMAN Patrick Mackey of the 377th Logistical Readiness Squadron looks on during his visit at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., on Oct. 28, 2004. Kirtland AFB transitioned its fleet of about 100 vehicles and the base expect to reduce its vehicle emissions by 50 percent. (USAF PHOTO by Todd Berenger, CIV) (Released)

U.S Air Force STAFF SGT. John Kautzner, a member of the 436th Communications Squadron telephone shop, inspects a 50-pair telephone slice that was damaged when a steam line broke behind Building 469 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by Doug Curran, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army 1ST LT. Brandon Graves (right) from the 1ST Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, work closely with Iraqi Police concerning security issues during a meeting in the city of Alzab, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Lee Harshman) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Astolfo Mercado, from the 51st Maintenance Squadron, updates a log while attired in Mission Oriented Protective Posture Level 4 (MOPP 4) during exericse Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Bradley C. Church) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Communication Squadron uses a litter to move an injured patient inside a building during exericse Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. PHOTO taken with a night vision camera. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Alan Port) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Erin Coleman, a weapons loader from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, prepares to load a GBU-31 bomb on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Beth Slater) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1ST Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, search the house of a suspected insurgent in the city of Alzab, Iraq, on Oct. 27, 2004. PHOTO taken with a night vision camera. (USAF PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Lee Harshman) (Released)

A U.S. Army Soldier from the 307th Tactical Psychological Operations Company, Missouri Army National Guard, prepares to hand out candies to Iraqi children at Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Christopher A. Marasky) (Released)

A civilian hot air balloon called Rainbow Ryders landed near the air traffic control tower at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., on Oct. 28, 2004. The balloon was immediately met by members of TEAM KIRTLAND volunteer chase crew who ensured that the scene was secured and the balloonists were safe until their own chase crew could get there. Balloonists are not allowed to land on Kirtland AFB except in emergency situations or due to safety of flight reasons. (USAF PHOTO by Bruce Kendall, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army (USA) Soldiers from the 307th Tactical Psychological Operations Company, Missouri Army National Guard, talk to Iraqi's at Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. The Soldiers spoke to the Iraqi's on how to report suspected terrorist activities. They also gave soccer balls, toys, and toothbrushes to the children. In the background is a USA Soldier providing security from the turret of a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Christopher A. Marasky) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force AIRMAN from the 51st Security Forces Squadron mans a .50 caliber machine gun while on patrol during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Cris Willis) (Released)

A group of U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel from the 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron unload a truck of live munitions as they prepare to destroy them at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Adrian Cardiz) (Released)

Beale Air Force Base, Calif., receives its first RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) on Oct. 28, 2004. The Global Hawk will be assigned to the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron and will be used to support contingencies around the globe. It is used to provide Air Force and joint battlefield commanders near real-time, high-resolution intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery. (USAF PHOTO by John Schwab, CIV) (Released)

Retired U.S. Navy Captain Dale Snodgrass of the Blue Angels, the USN Flight Demonstration Squadron, speaks to children from the Starbase program at the Florida Air National Guard Base in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 28, 2004. The Starbase program targets at-risk youths from local category one public schools and teaches them math, science and technology in a fun hands-on environment. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Shelley Gill) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 8th Communication Squadron subdue TECH. SGT. Jeffery Franchek during a training scenario during exericse Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. PHOTO taken with a night vision camera. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Alan Port) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 307th Tactical Psychological Operations Company, Missouri Army National Guard, talk to Iraqi's at Baghdad, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. The Soldiers spoke to the Iraqi's on how to report suspected terrorist activities. They also gave soccer balls, toys, and toothbrushes to the children. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Christopher A. Marasky) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Jeremy Nee, a saxophone player from the Air Force Band of the Midwest, warms up prior to a performance at a forward deployed location in Southwest Asia on Oct. 28, 2004. Air Force bandsmen are deployed throughout the Central Command Area of Responsibility to help boost morale, provide entertainment and bring a little bit of home to the troops. (USAF PHOTO by CAPT. Aaron Burgstein) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1ST Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, use metal detectors to search for weapons during a night raid at a house in Alzab, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. Various weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were confiscated from the home. PHOTO taken with a night vision camera. (USAF PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Lee Harshman) (Released)

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Randall Peterson (right), an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialist from the 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, and an unidentified military personnel unload an artillery round at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. He is deployed here from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordanance Disposal Flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Adrian Cardiz) (Released)

U.S. Air Force COL. Dave Goldfein (left), 52nd Fighter Wing Commander, Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany, listens while AIRMAN 1ST Class Carl Yonkers, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, shows him how to conduct proper operations check on a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) at Spangdahlem AB, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Andrew Rodier) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Astolfo Mercado, from the 51st Maintenance Squadron, checks a log while attired in Mission Oriented Protective Posture Level 4 (MOPP 4) during exericse Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Bradley C. Church) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF Sergeant Robert Crupper, from the 51st Maintenance Squadron, checks injured Airmen lying on the ground after a simulated fire during exericse Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Bradley C. Church) (Released)

U.S. Air Force CAPT. Chad Greer, an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot from the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, reads over his forms before a sortie during a Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Beth Slater) (Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN Michael Krezman and SENIOR AIRMAN Aaron Sochor, both security forces augmentees from the 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron, pose for an environmental portrait during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Michael R. Holzworth) (Released)

U.S. Air Force CHIEF MASTER SGT. James Roy, the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Command CHIEF MASTER SGT., dances with STAFF SGT. Victoria Cronsell, a vocalist from the Air Force Band of the Midwest, during a concert at a forward deployed location on Oct. 28, 2004. Air Force Bandsmen are currently deployed in the Central Command Area of Responsibility to help boost morale, provide entertainment and bring a little bit of home to the troops. (USAF PHOTO by CAPT. Aaron Burgstein) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen, attired in Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) Level 4, take cover in a hardened shelter during a simulated attack during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Kunsan Air Base (AB), Korea, on Oct 28, 2004. All are members of the 8th Communications Squadron here at Kunsan AB. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Michael R. Holzworth) (Released)

An Iraqi man is detained by U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1ST Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, after a night raid was conducted at his house in the city of Alzab, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. Various weapons and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufacturing equipment were confiscated from his home. PHOTO taken with a night vision camera. (USAF PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Lee Harshman) (Released)

The first RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., is on display at the flight line on Oct. 28, 2004. The Global Hawk will be assigned to the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron and will be used to support contingencies around the globe. It is used to provide Air Force and joint battlefield commanders near real-time, high-resolution intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery. (USAF PHOTO by John Schwab, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army pilots from Delta Troop, 1ST Battalion, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, walk to their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters before a mission from Forward Operating Base MacKenzie, Samarra, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF photo by STAFF SGT. Shane A. Cuomo) (Released)

A group of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel unload a truck of live munitions as they prepare to destroy them at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Adrian Cardiz) (Released)

A U.S. Air Force AIRMAN from the 51st Security Forces Squadron mans a .50 caliber machine gun during exercise Beverly Bulldog 04-04 at Osan Air Base, Korea, on Oct. 28, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Cris Willis) (Released)

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