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AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Members of an all-female C-17 Globemaster III aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift squadron, board the aircraft Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The crew of 10 women, including loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Members of an all-female aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, board a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The crew of 10 women, including loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Squadron loadmasters, prepare a C-17 Globemaster III for cargo Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Berry and Lobban were a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Airman 1st Class Kayla Romer, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, prepares a C-17 Globemaster III for cargo Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Romer was a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Capt. Kathryn Brown and Maj. Kirby Wedan, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III pilots, look over pre-flight checklists Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Brown and Weban were a part of an all-female aircrew consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Members of an all-female aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, conduct pre-flight checks on a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The crew of 10 women, including loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Airman 1st Class Kayla Romer, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Romer was a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Airman 1st Class Kayla Romer, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmasters, guides cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Romer was a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge

Airman 1st Class Kayla Romer, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Romer was a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge
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Staff Sgt. Autumn Berry and Senior Airman Deniece Lobban, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmasters, push cargo into place on a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Berry and Lobban were a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge
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Staff Sgt. Autumn Berry, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, pushes cargo into place on a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Berry was a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge
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Senior Airman Deniece Lobban, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, logs cargo into a hand receipt on a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Lobban was a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AUAB all-female aircrew takes charge
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Staff Sgt. Autumn Berry and Airman 1st Class Kayla Romer, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmasters, push cargo into place on a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Berry and Romer were a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

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Staff Sgt. Autumn Berry, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, pushes cargo into place on a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Berry was a part of an all-female aircrew, consisting of loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, that conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, QATAR -- Members of an all-female C-17 Globemaster III aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift squadron, board the aircraft Oct. 11, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The crew of 10 women, including loadmasters, pilots, a flying crew chief and an intelligence officer, conducted a cargo drop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kylee Gardner)