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C-17s support Afghanistan drawdown

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, parks on the flight line April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, parks on the flight line April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. U.S. Air Force C-17s and other mobility aircraft around the U.S. Air Forces Central theater are assisting with the safe and orderly drawdown operations from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, takes off on the runway April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, takes off on the runway April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. U.S. Air Force C-17s and other mobility aircraft around the U.S. Air Forces Central theater are assisting with the safe and orderly drawdown operations from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, prepares to takeoff on the runway April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, prepares to takeoff on the runway April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. U.S. Air Force C-17s and other mobility aircraft around the U.S. Air Forces Central theater are assisting with the safe and orderly drawdown operations from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

Aircrew assigned to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, carry their gear into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid AB.

Aircrew assigned to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, carry their gear into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid AB. U.S. Air Force C-17s and other mobility aircraft around the U.S. Air Forces Central theater are assisting with the safe and orderly drawdown operations from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, parks on the flight line April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, parks on the flight line April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. U.S. Air Force C-17s and other mobility aircraft around the U.S. Air Forces Central theater are assisting with the safe and orderly drawdown operations from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

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A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, takes off on the runway April 27, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. U.S. Air Force C-17s and other mobility aircraft around the U.S. Air Forces Central theater are assisting with the safe and orderly drawdown operations from Afghanistan.