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MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - Servicemembers board a C-17 bound for Afghanistan. After more than a decade of operations at Manas, Kyrgystan, the Romanian location has become the U.S. military's main air hub for passengers and cargo into and out of Afghanistan.
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Posted: 2/18/2014

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MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania - Airmen load cargo aboard a C-17 bound for Afghanistan. After more than a decade of operations at Manas, Kyrgystan, the Romanian location has become the U.S. military's main air hub for passengers and cargo into and out of Afghanistan.
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Posted: 2/18/2014

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U.S. assists Burundi with deployment to Central Africa Republic

U.S. Air Force members unload cargo off a C-17 Globemaster Dec. 13, 2013 at Bangui Airport, Central Africa Republic. In coordination with the French military and African Union, the U.S. military provided airlift support to transport Burundi soldiers, food and supplies in the CAR. This support is aimed at enabling African forces to deploy promptly to prevent further spread of sectarian violence and restore security in CAR. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erik Cardenas)
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Posted: 12/16/2013

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A B-52 Stratofortress flies beneath a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 3, 2013. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Curry)
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Posted: 11/19/2013

Securly fastenedSecurly fastened
Securly fastened

Two M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System units sit securely chained inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Sept. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Each unit’s chains had to be correctly positioned and tightened in accordance with established standards prior to takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Posted: 9/24/2013

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Chaining down

Master Sgt. Justin Kenley, 62nd Operations Support Squadron wing training flight superintendent (left) and Airman 1st Class Shaun Chapman, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster chain down an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Sept. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HI-RAIN) exercise. The exercise was an opportunity for both services to get hands-on experience with rapid deployment using joint assets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Posted: 9/24/2013

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Directing

Tech. Sgt. Josh Piper, 4th Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster marshals an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher into position on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Sept. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Piper was responsible for ensuring HIMARS were properly situated so that the aircraft would maintain the correct center of gravity throughout the flight.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Posted: 9/24/2013

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Soldiers from 1st battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, wait to load two M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Sept. 17, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Airmen from the 4th Airlift Squadron and Soldiers from the 1-94 FAR transported two HIMARS to Schoonover, Calif., where they performed simulated live fires during a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration (HI-RAIN) exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)
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Posted: 9/24/2013

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Tires

C-17 Globemaster III aircraft tires fill the floor at the 62nd Maintenance Squadron’s wheel and tire shop Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. With their new wheel and tire machine, the four-man wheel and tire shop has the capability to complete maintenance inspections on 12-tire assemblies in a four-hour period with a monthly inspection average of 125 units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

Wheel and tireWheel and tire
Wheel and tire

Senior Airman Calvin Lewis, 62nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, rolls the nose tire of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft down the maintenance platform on the new wheel and tire machine Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The new maintenance stand has the capability of holding six aircraft tires at a time, at waist height, streamlining the maintenance process and preventing injury from being bent at the waist for long periods of time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

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Old grease

Senior Airman Arnold Palmer, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, wipes the old grease off bearings and seals from wheel assemblies off a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Aug. 1, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Wheel and tire assemblies undergo a complete maintenance inspection every 120-days and are broken-down completely, cleaned and rebuilt. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

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Wheel washing

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hirsch, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance journeyman, lowers a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft wheel assembly, which is a two-part design that weighs approximately 80-pounds, into the wheel washing machine Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The solvent in the washing machine breaks down the dirt and grime making it easier for technicians to scrub away the debris. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski)
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Posted: 8/6/2013

    

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