Air Force Photos

Staff Sgt. David Billings, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flight engineer, preflights a C-130 Hercules cargo plane before a mission out of Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. This mission marked a retrograde milestone as the 774th EAS transported the last cargo from Forward Operating Base Sharana, Paktika province, Afghanistan, before the base is transferred to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Billings, a Cabot, Ark., native, is deployed from the Little Rock, Arkansas Air National Guard.