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A U.S. Air Force Honor guardsman holds the Prisoner of War Flag during a funeral honoring Col. Francis J. McGouldrick Dec. 13, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. McGouldrick was laid to rest after being mission in action for 45 years. McGouldrick’s remains were found in a remote jungle in Laos. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nesha Humes)

A U.S. Air Force Honor guardsman holds the Prisoner of War Flag during a funeral honoring Col. Francis J. McGouldrick Dec. 13, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. McGouldrick was laid to rest after being mission in action for 45 years. McGouldrick’s remains were found in a remote jungle in Laos. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nesha Humes)

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched at 4:36 a.m. during an operational test Dec. 17, 2013, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th Space Wing manages Department of Defense space and missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters. Col. Keith Balts, the 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Yvonne Morales)

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched at 4:36 a.m. during an operational test Dec. 17, 2013, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The 30th Space Wing manages Department of Defense space and missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters. Col. Keith Balts, the 30th Space Wing commander, was the launch decision authority. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Vincent Mouzon)

A low-cost, low-altitude bundle exits the ramp of a C-130 Hercules Dec. 13, 2013, during an airdrop mission over the Federated States of Micronesia during Operation Christmas Drop. This year marks the 62nd year of Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, making it the world's longest-running airdrop mission. Every December, C-130 crews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, partner with the 36th Wing Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to airlift food, supplies and toys to islanders throughout Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Jake Bailey)

A low-cost, low-altitude bundle exits the ramp of a C-130 Hercules Dec. 13, 2013, during an airdrop mission over the Federated States of Micronesia during Operation Christmas Drop. This year marks the 62nd year of Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, making it the world's longest-running airdrop mission. Every December, C-130 crews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, partner with the 36th Wing Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to airlift food, supplies and toys to islanders throughout Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Jake Bailey)

Airman 1st Class Russell Voyles prepares a missile on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition Dec. 13, 2013, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Voyles is a 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jensen Stidham)

Airman 1st Class Russell Voyles prepares a missile on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition Dec. 13, 2013, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Voyles is a 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jensen Stidham)

Staff Sgt. Dallas Ayers answers questions during an interview following his redeployment to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Dec. 16, 2013. Ayers reunited with his daughter after a six-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Ayers is a 823rd Base Defense Squadron fire team member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

Staff Sgt. Dallas Ayers answers questions during an interview following his redeployment to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Dec. 16, 2013. Ayers reunited with his daughter after a six-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Ayers is a 823rd Base Defense Squadron fire team member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

A C-130 Hercules airdrops supplies to Micronesian islanders during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 16, 2013, near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This year marks the 62nd year of Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, making it the world's longest-running airdrop mission. Every December, C-130 crews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, partner with the 36th Wing Airmen at Andersen AFB to airlift food, supplies and toys to islanders throughout Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Jake Bailey)

A C-130 Hercules airdrops supplies to Micronesian islanders during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 16, 2013, near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This year marks the 62nd year of Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, making it the world's longest-running airdrop mission. Every December, C-130 crews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, partner with the 36th Wing Airmen at Andersen AFB to airlift food, supplies and toys to islanders throughout Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Jake Bailey)

Tech. Sgt. Meredith Helay performs holiday music at a Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 17, 2013, in Trier Germany. The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Five Star Brass ensemble performed more than 15 German and American holiday classics like “O Tannenbaum” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Helay is a USAFE band euphonium player from Canton, Conn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Tech. Sgt. Meredith Helay performs holiday music at a Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 17, 2013, in Trier Germany. The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Five Star Brass ensemble performed more than 15 German and American holiday classics like “O Tannenbaum” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Helay is a USAFE band euphonium player from Canton, Conn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Rock band Daughtry performs under the tail of a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 11, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. The band's performance was part of the World Wrestling Entertainment's Tribute to the Troops event at McChord. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sean Tobin)

Rock band Daughtry performs under the tail of a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 11, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. The band's performance was part of the World Wrestling Entertainment's Tribute to the Troops event at McChord. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sean Tobin)

A C-130 Hercules takes off from the flightline carrying both Army and Air Force paratroopers, Dec. 11, 2013, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The Hercules is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Ryan Conroy)

A C-130 Hercules takes off from the flightline carrying both Army and Air Force paratroopers, Dec. 11, 2013, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The Hercules is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Ryan Conroy)

A red-tailed hawk sits on the winglet of a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 17, 2013, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The bird of prey is a frequent visitor at Dover AFB and helps control small pests such as field mice and rabbits. The C-17 is assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)
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A red-tailed hawk sits on the winglet of a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 17, 2013, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The bird of prey is a frequent visitor at Dover AFB and helps control small pests such as field mice and rabbits. The C-17 is assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

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