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Maori welcome Airmen to New Zealand
Maori warriors perform a Powhiri, or traditional welcoming ceremony, Aug. 18 for Airmen who just arrived at Christchurch, New Zealand. The Airmen, from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., are at Christchurch to begin the annual winter fly-in, known as WinFly. During these flights, aircrews transport scientists, support personnel, food and equipment for the U.S. Antarctic program at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. WinFly is the opening of the first flights to McMurdo station, which closed for the austral winter in February. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)

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