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C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.

A Phoenix Raven, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, stands guard while a C-130 Hercules unloads cargo at Al Taqaddum, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2019. Phoenix Ravens are security forces teams assigned to provide additional aircraft security at remote landing strips. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.

A C-130 Hercules pilot, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, checks an engine during pre-flight inspections at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Nov. 22, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.

A fuel distribution operator assigned to the 386 Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron pumps fuel into a Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 Hercules prior to departure at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Nov. 22, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo in Iraq

A C-130 Hercules loadmaster, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, awaits cargo from an aerial porter at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.

A C-130 Hercules pilot, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, banks after takeoff over Iraq Nov. 23, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.

Service members sit in the back of a C-130 Hercules while cargo is unloaded at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.

A C-130 Hercules loadmaster, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, completes load balancing prior to loading cargo at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason, nametape obscured for operational security)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.

A C-130 Hercules loadmaster, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, gives a thumbs up to another loadmaster as the team loads cargo at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.

Airmen finalize pre-flight inspections on an Illinois Air National Guard C-130 Hercules while deployed to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Nov. 22, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.
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Aircrew assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron fly over Iraq Nov. 23, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.
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A Phoenix Raven, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, stands guard while an aerial porter approaches a C-130 Hercules to unload cargo at Al Taqaddum, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2019. Phoenix Ravens are security forces teams assigned to provide additional aircraft security at remote landing strips. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.
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A C-130 Hercules pilot, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, scans the sky during sunrise over Kuwait Nov. 23, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

C-130 transports cargo between Kuwait and Iraq.
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An aircrew and Phoenix Raven team, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, pose for a crew photo after a successful mission at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Nov. 23, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason, nametapes obscured for operational security)

Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait -- A Phoenix Raven, assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, stands guard while a C-130 Hercules unloads cargo at Al Taqaddum, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2019. Phoenix Ravens are security forces teams assigned to provide additional aircraft security at remote landing strips. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport, capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)