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Five F-22 Raptors fly in formation over Tyndall Air Force Base during an event held in their honor Jan. 6. These jets mark the beginning of a new mission at Tyndall and are the first five of 24 marked to call Tyndall their new home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Mullen)

Five F-22 Raptors fly in formation during an event held in their honor Jan. 6, 2014, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. These jets mark the beginning of a new mission at Tyndall AFB and are the first five of 24 marked to call Tyndall AFB their new home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dustin Mullen)

Team Dover aircraft maintenance personnel tow a C-5M Super Galaxy down the flight line Jan. 3, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Snow removal crews from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron cleared the flight line during and after the snow storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

Aircraft maintenance personnel tow a C-5M Super Galaxy down the flightline Jan. 3, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Snow removal crews from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron cleared the flightline during and after a recent snow storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Desmond Charles from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing disassembles a GBU-12 Paveway II mounted on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during the annual load crew competition on Jan. 9 at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J.  Charles is an aircraft armament systems specialist assigned to the 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released)

Airman 1st Class Desmond Charles disassembles a GBU-12 Paveway II mounted on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during the annual load crew competition Jan. 9, 2014, at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. Charles is an aircraft armament systems specialist assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Gene Duran, 90th Civil Engineer Squadron unit deployment manager, scrambles to get out of the icy waters of Sloan Lake, Cheyenne, Wyo. during the second annual Matthew S. Schwartz Memorial Polar Plunge Jan. 4, 2013. Participants braved 16-degree air, and 30-degree water, temperatures to raise money for a foundation which helps wounded explosive ordnance technicians and their families. The event is named for an EOD technician with the 90th CES on F.E. Warren AFB who was killed in action while deployed to Afghanistan, Jan. 5, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Gene Duran scrambles to get out of the icy waters of Sloan Lake, Cheyenne, Wyo., during the second annual Matthew S. Schwartz Memorial Polar Plunge Jan. 4, 2014. Participants braved 16-degree air and 30-degree water temperatures to raise money for a foundation which helps wounded explosive ordnance technicians and their families. Duran is the 90th Civil Engineer Squadron unit deployment manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez)

Senior Airman Jamie Young, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, looks through the diagnostics of a C-130J to ensure it is working properly Dec. 18 on Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy. Airmen of the 37th Airlift Squadron, assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, delivered much-needed supplies and personnel to Central African Republic, Africa, in order to help stabilize the region after recent conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Senior Airman Jamie Young looks through the diagnostics of a C-130J Hercules to ensure it is working properly Dec. 18, 2013, at Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy. Airmen of the 37th Airlift Squadron, assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, delivered much-needed supplies and personnel to Central African Republic, Africa, in order to help stabilize the region after recent conflicts. Young is a 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force firefighters suppress an engine and fuel fire during a live-fire training exercise Jan. 8, 2014. This training prepared Airmen for real-world scenarios and kept them qualified for their annual requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Air Force firefighters suppress an engine and fuel fire during a live-fire training exercise Jan. 8, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. This training prepared Airmen for real-world scenarios and kept them qualified for their annual requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan flies a combat sortie Jan. 7, 2014, over Northeast, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/not reviewed)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II flies a combat sortie Jan. 7, 2014, over northeast Afghanistan. The A-10 is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close-air support of ground forces. The A-10 is assigned to the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, refuels a North Atlantic Treaty Organization E-3 Sentry Jan. 7, 2014, over Northeast, Afghanistan. The crew of the Stratotanker provided fuel for coalition aircraft during their over ten hour combat sortie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/Released)

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a NATO E-3 Sentry Jan. 7, 2014, over northeast Afghanistan. The crew of the Stratotanker provided fuel for coalition aircraft during the more than 10-hour combat sortie. The KC-135 is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

Airman 1st Class Andrew Bracamontes (left) and Senior Airman Matthew Howard (right), Ramstein Fly Away Security Team members, assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, double check equipment prior to boarding a C-130J Super Hercules, Dec. 18 on Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy. FAST members provided security for the Airmen of the 37th Airlift Squadron during a mission to Central African Republic, Africa, delivering much-needed supplies and personnel as part of a peace-keeping mission providing support to the civilian population disrupted by the nation’s recent conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Airman 1st Class Andrew Bracamontes, left, and Senior Airman Matthew Howard double check equipment prior to boarding a C-130J Hercules, Dec. 18, 2013, at Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy. Fly-away security team members provided security for the Airmen of the 37th Airlift Squadron during a mission to Central African Republic, Africa. The 37th AS delivered much-needed supplies and personnel as part of a peace-keeping mission to support the civilian population disrupted by the nation’s recent conflicts. Bracamontes and Howard are FAST members assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Green, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron electrical environmental journeyman, tests the panel fan on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2013. The A-10 Thunderbolt II provides close-air support for troops on the ground. Green is deployed from the 23rd Component Maintenance Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., and is a native of San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman/Released)
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Senior Airman Anthony Green tests the panel fan on an A-10 Thunderbolt II Dec. 30, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The A-10 Thunderbolt II provides close-air support for troops on the ground. Green is a 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron electrical environmental journeyman. He is deployed from the 23rd Component Maintenance Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

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