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Airman 1st Class Alex Douglas, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts a preflight inspection of a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The C-130J is the "workhorse" of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. The aircraft is capable of landing in austere conditions and brings personnel and supplies to forward locations throughout Afghanistan, enabling the NATO Resolute Support mission to train, advise, and assist the Afghan military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airman 1st Class Alex Douglas, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts a preflight inspection of a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift capabilities in the Afghan theater, which often involve non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airmen and C-130Js from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, recently deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Airmen and aircraft are part of a rotation airlift aircraft which provide tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop--any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise, and assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airman 1st Class Alex Douglas, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts a preflight inspection of a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift capabilities in the Afghan theater, which often involve non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Staff Sgt. Matthew Ortiz, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, checks his helmet prior to a flight at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. Deployed out of Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, the C-130J and its support personnel provide tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop--any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise, and assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airman 1st Class Alex Douglas, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs the placement of cargo on a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift capabilities in the Afghan theater, which often involve non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airmen and contractors load cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. Deployed out of Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, the C-130J and its support personnel provide tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop--any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise, and assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airmen and contractors load cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. Deployed out of Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, the C-130J and its support personnel provide tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop--any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise, and assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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A C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flightline at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The C-130 has been in the U.S. Air Force inventory since the 1950s and has received multiple improvements and can conduct an assortment of missions to include airlift, aeromedical evacuation, electronic warfare and combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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A C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flightline at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The C-130 has been in the U.S. Air Force inventory since the 1950s and has received multiple improvements and can conduct an assortment of missions to include airlift, aeromedical evacuation, electronic warfare and combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airman 1st Class Alex Douglas, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, inspects the propellers of a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift capabilities in the Afghan theater, which often requires non-standard or outsized cargo and personnel movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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A C-130J Super Hercules prepares for takeoff at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The C-130 has been in the U.S. Air Force inventory since the 1950s and has received multiple improvements. It can conduct an assortment of missions to include airlift, aeromedical evacuation, electronic warfare and combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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A pilot from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron prepares a C-130J Super Hercules for takeoff at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The C-130J is the "workhorse" of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. The aircraft is capable of landing in austere conditions and brings personnel and supplies to forward locations throughout Afghanistan, enabling the NATO Resolute Support mission to train, advise, and assist the Afghan military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airman 1st Class Dominick Partlow, a 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, waits before marshaling a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. A crew chief ensures the interior and exterior of an aircraft is fully functional. If an issue is discovered on the aircraft that can’t be fixed on the spot, they will request support from specialized maintenance Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airman 1st Class Dominick Partlow, a 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. Marshalling is the use of hand signals to direct the pilot where to maneuver the aircraft and when to stop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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Airman 1st Class Dominick Partlow, a 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. Marshalling is the use of hand signals to direct the pilot where to maneuver the aircraft and when to stop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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A C-130J Super Hercules takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The C-130 has been in the U.S. Air Force inventory since the 1950s and has received multiple improvements and can conduct an assortment of missions to include airlift, aeromedical evacuation, electronic warfare and combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)

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A C-130J Super Hercules takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 4, 2017. The C-130 has been in the U.S. Air Force inventory since the 1950s and has received multiple improvements and can conduct an assortment of missions to include airlift, aeromedical evacuation, electronic warfare and combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier)