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Airmen load a CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter into the cargo bay of a C-5 Galaxy Aug. 3 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. More than 950 cargo aircraft, 12,000 tons of cargo and 19,000 passengers are processed each month, making it the busiest aerial port operation in the Department of Defense. This C-5 is deployed from the 22nd Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The Chinook belongs to the Army's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, which is deployed to Al Toqaddum, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jason Epley)

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