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Distinguished visitors and members of the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, watch an airdrop bundle land on an isolated island in the Pacific Ocean Dec. 11, 2013, during Operation Christmas Drop. Every December, C-130 Hercules crews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota AB partner with the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to airlift food, supplies and toys to islanders throughout Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Emily A. Bradley)

Distinguished visitors and members of the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, watch an airdrop bundle land on an isolated island in the Pacific Ocean Dec. 11, 2013, during Operation Christmas Drop. Every December, C-130 Hercules crews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota AB partner with the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to airlift food, supplies and toys to islanders throughout Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Emily A. Bradley)

Senior Airman Marita McCoy uses a saw to cut a piece of wood Dec. 3, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. McCoy used the wood to build the foundation of a scale to weigh cargo. McCoy is an inbound specialist with the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman George Goslin)

Senior Airman Marita McCoy uses a saw to cut a piece of wood Dec. 3, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. McCoy used the wood to build the foundation of a scale to weigh cargo. McCoy is an inbound specialist with the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman George Goslin)

A C-17 Globemaster III is de-iced Dec. 11, 2013, by members of the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. De-icing is performed an hour before an aircraft’s departure. The 315th AMXS is based at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and the 446th AMXS is from McChord Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rusty Frank)

A C-17 Globemaster III is de-iced Dec. 11, 2013, by members of the 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on the flightline at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. De-icing is performed an hour before an aircraft’s departure. The 315th AMXS is based at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and the 446th AMXS is from McChord Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rusty Frank)

Packages make their way to the shore of Kayangel Island during an Operation Christmas Drop mission over the Pacific Ocean Dec. 11, 2013. The Island of Kayangel also experienced the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the Philippines and other island in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marianique Santos)

Packages make their way to the shore of Kayangel Island during an Operation Christmas Drop mission over the Pacific Ocean Dec. 11, 2013. The Island of Kayangel also experienced the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the Philippines and other island in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marianique Santos)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off Dec. 4, 2013, from the runway at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The F-16 is a compact, highly-maneuverable, multirole fighter. The very first operational F-16A was delivered to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in early 1979. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rusty Frank)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off Dec. 4, 2013, from the runway at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The F-16 is a compact, highly-maneuverable, multirole fighter. The very first operational F-16A was delivered to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in early 1979. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rusty Frank)

Tech. Sgt. Robert McNeal tests a portable oxygen tank before an aeromedical evacuation aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Dec. 9, 2013. McNeal, a 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron aeromedical technician, was part of an eight-man team which saved the lives of a Soldier who was suffering from respiratory failure Dec. 6, 2013. Clark is deployed from Charlotte Air National Guard Base, N.C. and hails from Fayetteville, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi)

Tech. Sgt. Robert McNeal tests a portable oxygen tank before an aeromedical evacuation aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Dec. 9, 2013. McNeal, a 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron aeromedical technician, was part of an eight-man team which saved the lives of a Soldier who was suffering from respiratory failure Dec. 6, 2013. Clark is deployed from Charlotte Air National Guard Base, N.C. and hails from Fayetteville, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi)

Army paratroopers float to the ground after successfully jumping from a C-130 Hercules Dec. 7, 2013, in support of Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C. The 16th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), is the largest combined airborne operation in the world. During the event, Fort Bragg’s paratroopers and allied jumpmasters donate toys to be distributed to children’s homes and social service agencies across the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Logan Brandt)

Army paratroopers float to the ground after successfully jumping from a C-130 Hercules Dec. 7, 2013, in support of Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C. The 16th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), is the largest combined airborne operation in the world. During the event, Fort Bragg’s paratroopers and allied jumpmasters donate toys to be distributed to children’s homes and social service agencies across the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Logan Brandt)

An F-15 Eagle assigned to Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass., takes off Dec. 7, 2013, from Westover Air Reserve Base at Chicopee, Mass., heading toward an annual exercise in Florida. The jets flew training missions out of Westover ARB for approximately six months while the runway at Barnes Municipal Airport was undergoing several months of repairs. The F-15 is an extremely maneuverable, all-weather tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force gain and maintain air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan)

An F-15 Eagle assigned to Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass., takes off Dec. 7, 2013, from Westover Air Reserve Base at Chicopee, Mass., heading toward an annual exercise in Florida. The jets flew training missions out of Westover ARB for approximately six months while the runway at Barnes Municipal Airport was undergoing several months of repairs. The F-15 is an extremely maneuverable, all-weather tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force gain and maintain air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan)

Airmen conduct a foreign-object and debris walk Dec. 8, 2013, on the flightline at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Debris can cause damage to the engines and other systems within an aircraft if not kept off the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

Airmen conduct a foreign-object and debris walk Dec. 8, 2013, on the flightline at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Debris can cause damage to the engines and other systems within an aircraft if not kept off the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

An Air Force F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing flies over Keflavik, Iceland, Nov. 21, 2013, during a NATO-sponsored exercise designed to bolster aerial refueling, fighter aircraft interception and combat search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)
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An Air Force F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing flies over Keflavik, Iceland, Nov. 21, 2013, during a NATO-sponsored exercise designed to bolster aerial refueling, fighter aircraft interception and combat search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)

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