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Combined Air Operations Center members stand in formation during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Combined Air Operations Center members stand in formation during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Combined Air Operations Center members stand in formation during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Combined Air Operations Center members stand in formation during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Coalition Forces commanders and Combined Air Operations Center members stand at attention while the French national anthem plays during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Coalition Forces commanders and Combined Air Operations Center members stand at attention while the French national anthem plays during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Coalition Forces commanders stand at attention after recognizing French National Defense Medal recipients during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Coalition Forces commanders stand at attention after recognizing French National Defense Medal recipients during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Recipients of the French National Defense Medal stand at attention during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.  The French National Defense Medal is given to members who’ve participated in operational activities during time of war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Recipients of the French National Defense Medal stand at attention during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French National Defense Medal is given to members who’ve participated in operational activities during time of war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Distinguished visitors render a salute during the playing of the French national anthem during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th As Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Distinguished visitors render a salute during the playing of the French national anthem during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th As Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Broadcasters and Photojournalists from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and French Combined Air Operations Center document the beginning of the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Broadcasters and Photojournalists from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and French Combined Air Operations Center document the beginning of the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Monsieur Chevallier, Ambassador de France au Qatar, pins a French National Defense Medal onto U.S. Air Force Major Wilson, Combined Air Operation Center, during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Monsieur Chevallier, Ambassador de France au Qatar, pins a French National Defense Medal onto U.S. Air Force Major Wilson, Combined Air Operation Center, during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Military members from the Combined Air Operations Center received a French National Defense Medal during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Military members from the Combined Air Operations Center received a French National Defense Medal during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Lt. Gen Charles Brown, U.S. Air Force Central Command commander, pins a French National Defense Medal onto French Air Force members from the Combined Air Operations Center during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.  The French national defense medal is given to members who’ve participated in operational activities during time of war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Lt. Gen Charles Brown, U.S. Air Force Central Command commander, pins a French National Defense Medal onto French Air Force members from the Combined Air Operations Center during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French national defense medal is given to members who’ve participated in operational activities during time of war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Members from the 379h Air Expeditionary Wing base honor guard prepare to raise the French national flag to begin the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
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Members from the 379h Air Expeditionary Wing base honor guard prepare to raise the French national flag to begin the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar -- Combined Air Operations Center members stand in formation during the Bastille Day ceremony July 14, 2015 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The French celebrate July 14th as Bastille Day to commemorate the storming of Bastille at the beginning of the French revolution in 1789. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)