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(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Auld)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Auld)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel during an in-air refueling mission July 17, 2013, over Afghanistan.  The fuel was provided by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel during an in-air refueling mission July 17, 2013, over Afghanistan. The fuel was provided by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller)

Staff Sgt. April Welch wraps the head of a simulated victim during a Major Accident Response Exercise July 24, 2013, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The purpose of the MARE was to test the response of the base’s and the city of Jacksonville’s first responders. Welch is a medical technician assigned to the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)

Staff Sgt. April Welch wraps the head of a simulated victim during a Major Accident Response Exercise July 24, 2013, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The purpose of the MARE was to test the response of the base’s and the city of Jacksonville’s first responders. Welch is a medical technician assigned to the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal)

Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron pay tribute to a prisoners of war/missing in action display during the Senior NCO induction ceremony July 25, 2013, on Hurlburt Field, Fla. The display honors POWs/MIAs who are no longer here to celebrate such special occasions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Parkinson)

Airmen from the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron pay tribute to a prisoners of war/missing in action display during the Senior NCO induction ceremony July 25, 2013, on Hurlburt Field, Fla. The display honors POWs/MIAs who are no longer here to celebrate such special occasions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Parkinson)

Firefighters maneuver a fire hose to attack fires in support of Warrior Exercise 86-13-01/Exercise Global Medic 2013 July 27, at Fort McCoy, Wis. WAREX provides units an opportunity to rehearse military maneuvers and tactics. Held in conjunction with WAREX, Global Medic is an annual joint-field training exercise designed to replicate all aspects of theater combat medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Becker)

Firefighters maneuver a fire hose to attack fires in support of Warrior Exercise 86-13-01/Exercise Global Medic 2013 July 27, at Fort McCoy, Wis. WAREX provides units an opportunity to rehearse military maneuvers and tactics. Held in conjunction with WAREX, Global Medic is an annual joint-field training exercise designed to replicate all aspects of theater combat medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Becker)

Airman 1st Class Mike Turland climbs the stand to a rotatable log periodic antenna during scheduled maintenance July 26, 2013, at the Tokorozawa Communications Site, Japan. Turland wears a safety harness to prevent the possibility of falling and ensures he has three points of contact throughout the climb. Turland is a cable and antenna maintenance technician assigned to the 374th Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez)

Airman 1st Class Mike Turland climbs the stand to a rotatable log periodic antenna during scheduled maintenance July 26, 2013, at the Tokorozawa Communications Site, Japan. Turland wears a safety harness to prevent the possibility of falling and ensures he has three points of contact throughout the climb. Turland is a cable and antenna maintenance technician assigned to the 374th Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez)

Staff Sgt. Richard Simmons steers a paver to ensure asphalt is laid out straight July 26, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Members of the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron laid down the first of two layers of asphalt during a renovation project. Simmons is a heavy equipment operator assigned to the 8th CES. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)

Staff Sgt. Richard Simmons steers a paver to ensure asphalt is laid out straight July 26, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Members of the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron laid down the first of two layers of asphalt during a renovation project. Simmons is a heavy equipment operator assigned to the 8th CES. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)

Military Working Dog Roko awaits his handler’s command during a MWD demonstration July 25, 2013, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The 5th Security Forces Squadron K-9 section is responsible for providing immediate explosive and drug detection in support of the base’s resources and security for more than 12,000 residents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Auld)

Military Working Dog Roko awaits his handler’s command during a MWD demonstration July 25, 2013, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The 5th Security Forces Squadron K-9 section is responsible for providing immediate explosive and drug detection in support of the base’s resources and security for more than 12,000 residents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Auld)

Master Sgt. James Girardo secures a 30-foot trailer on to the floor of a C-17 Globemaster III July 26, 2013, at the Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Fla. Girardo is participating in Warrior Exercise 86-13-01/Exercise Global Medic 2013. WAREX provides units an opportunity to rehearse military maneuvers and tactics. Global Medic is an annual joint-field training exercise, held in conjunction with WAREX, designed to replicate all aspects of theater combat medical support. Girado is assigned to the 67th Aerial Port Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

Master Sgt. James Girardo secures a 30-foot trailer on to the floor of a C-17 Globemaster III July 26, 2013, at the Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Fla. Girardo is participating in Warrior Exercise 86-13-01/Exercise Global Medic 2013. WAREX provides units an opportunity to rehearse military maneuvers and tactics. Global Medic is an annual joint-field training exercise, held in conjunction with WAREX, designed to replicate all aspects of theater combat medical support. Girado is assigned to the 67th Aerial Port Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

Members of the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and Abilene Regional Airport Fire Department prepare to extinguish a jet fuel fire during a training exercise July 24, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The Dyess AFB Fire Department works with several local fire departments to help keep them qualified on quarterly and annual training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero)
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Members of the 7th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and Abilene Regional Airport Fire Department prepare to extinguish a jet fuel fire during a training exercise July 24, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The Dyess AFB Fire Department works with several local fire departments to help keep them qualified on quarterly and annual training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero)

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