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Capt. (Dr.) Wesley Reynolds studies a patient’s computed tomography scan at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center March 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. March is brain injury awareness month. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, about 75 percent of traumatic brain injuries are concussions or other forms of mild TBIs. Reynolds is a 99th Medical Operations Squadron neurologist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Capt. (Dr.) Wesley Reynolds studies a patient’s computed tomography scan at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center March 18, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. March is brain injury awareness month. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, about 75 percent of traumatic brain injuries are concussions or other forms of mild TBIs. Reynolds is a 99th Medical Operations Squadron neurologist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Four U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons zoom by the visitors of the Lightning in the Desert Air Show March 16, 2014, on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The event was open to the general public to view vintage aircraft and the F-35A Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland)

Four U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons zoom by the visitors of the Lightning in the Desert Air Show March 16, 2014, on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The event was open to the general public to view vintage aircraft and the F-35A Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland)

Airman 1st Class Curtis Doherty welds a section of a metal rack March 18, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The rack will be used to store and maintain unused metal, which will increase safety and productivity. Doherty is a 374th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer)

Airman 1st Class Curtis Doherty welds a section of a metal rack March 18, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The rack will be used to store and maintain unused metal, which will increase safety and productivity. Doherty is a 374th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer)

F-22 Raptors with the Hawaii Air National Guard stand ready March 14, 2014, to participate in Sentry Aloha, a large aerial combat training exercise, with nearly 50 different airframes from the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty components held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha allows participating units to train the way they would fight in combat, focusing on offensive and defensive counter air measures and fighter integration. (Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Beth Holliker)

F-22 Raptors with the Hawaii Air National Guard stand ready March 14, 2014, to participate in Sentry Aloha, a large aerial combat training exercise, with nearly 50 different airframes from the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty components held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha allows participating units to train the way they would fight in combat, focusing on offensive and defensive counter air measures and fighter integration. (Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Beth Holliker)

Senior Airman Seth Allen operates a cargo loader as Airmen move equipment in place on a C-17 Globemaster III March 14, 2014, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Allen and other Airmen loaded outbound cargo in preparation for the base closure, scheduled for July 10. Allen is a 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ramp service specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airmen Ross Alexander Whitley)

Senior Airman Seth Allen operates a cargo loader as Airmen move equipment in place on a C-17 Globemaster III March 14, 2014, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Allen and other Airmen loaded outbound cargo in preparation for the base closure, scheduled for July 10. Allen is a 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ramp service specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airmen Ross Alexander Whitley)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker for refueling during Red Flag 14-2 March 13, 2014, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. During Red Flag, mid-air refueling allowed aircraft to save time and quickly get back into the fight, without having to return to the ground to refuel. The KC-135 is assigned to the 350th Air Refueling Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Timothy Young)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker for refueling during Red Flag 14-2 March 13, 2014, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. During Red Flag, mid-air refueling allowed aircraft to save time and quickly get back into the fight, without having to return to the ground to refuel. The KC-135 is assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Timothy Young)

Staff Sgt. Shelese Garcia inspects an R-19 filter separator during the Fuels Operational Readiness Capability Equipment course March 13, 2014, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Garcia is with the 364th Training Squadron. An R-19 filter separator filters fine sediment out of fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Frank Carter)

Staff Sgt. Shelese Garcia inspects an R-19 filter separator during the Fuels Operational Readiness Capability Equipment course March 13, 2014, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Garcia is with the 364th Training Squadron. An R-19 filter separator filters fine sediment out of fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Frank Carter)

A C-17 Globemaster III takes off March 14, 2014, from the Geronimo landing zone at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members participating in JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

A C-17 Globemaster III takes off March 14, 2014, from the Geronimo landing zone at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members participating in JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

Col. Terrence Howard fires a FIM-92 Stinger during testing March 14, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Stinger Based Systems, a division of the Army’s cruise missile defense system unit, test-fired more than 30 Stingers at aerial and fixed targets on the base’s range throughout the week. Howard is the Cruise Missile Defense Systems project manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Col. Terrence Howard fires a FIM-92 Stinger during testing March 14, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Stinger Based Systems, a division of the Army’s cruise missile defense system unit, test-fired more than 30 Stingers at aerial and fixed targets on the base’s range throughout the week. Howard is the Cruise Missile Defense Systems project manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Maj. Kathryn Veseth conducts a preflight walk-around on a C-17 Globemaster III prior to take-off March 13, 2014. Veseth, along with Capt. Sarah Forte and 1st Lt. Jocelyn Booker, conducted normal flight training, which included touch-and-goes, assault landings and an aerial refueling. Verseth is an aircraft commander with the 60th Operation Support Squadron. Forte and Booker are C-17 pilots with the 21st Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Leidholm)
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Maj. Kathryn Veseth conducts a preflight walk-around on a C-17 Globemaster III prior to take-off March 13, 2014. Veseth, along with Capt. Sarah Forte and 1st Lt. Jocelyn Booker, conducted normal flight training, which included touch-and-goes, assault landings and an aerial refueling. Verseth is an aircraft commander with the 60th Operation Support Squadron. Forte and Booker are C-17 pilots with the 21st Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Leidholm)

Senior Airmen Brian Colt Gass monitors the air space and weather conditions around the Geronimo landing zone March 14, 2014, at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members participating in JRTC 14-05  are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. Gass is a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)
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Senior Airmen Brian Colt Gass monitors the air space and weather conditions around the Geronimo landing zone March 14, 2014, at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members participating in JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. Gass is a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

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