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Airmen teach C-130 ops to Iraqi students, learn about sacrifice

ALI BASE, Iraq -- Master Sgt. Patrick Shaw (left) and Senior Master Sgt. James Baarda instruct one of their Iraqi air force students (right) on the finer points of loading a C-130 Hercules. The Airmen are part of a crew of more than 30 instructors teaching more than 100 Iraqi airmen how to fly and maintain C-130s here. Sergeant Shaw is an aerial port instructor assigned to the 777th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and is deployed from McChord Air Force Base, Wash. Sergeant Baarda is a loadmaster instructor assigned to the 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and is deployed from Yokota Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jamie Shultz)

PHOTO BY: Airman st Class Jamie Shultz
VIRIN: 050708-F-0000S-002.JPG
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