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Thunderbirds on deck at Dover AFBThunderbirds on deck at Dover AFB
Thunderbirds on deck at Dover AFB

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird crewchief scurries to assist a Thunderbird F-16 Falcon pilot park at Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 18. The Thunderbirds will headline in the base?s Open House and Air Show June 20 and 21. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 6/18/2009

Thunderbirds on deck at Dover AFBThunderbirds on deck at Dover AFB
Thunderbirds on deck at Dover AFB

Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Falcons taxi after landing at Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 18. The Thunderbirds will bring their high-flying stunts and aerial expertise to the Dover AFB Open House and Air Show June 20 and 21. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 6/18/2009

Thunderbirds on deck at Dover AFBThunderbirds on deck at Dover AFB
Thunderbirds on deck at Dover AFB

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Falcon soars through the sky above Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 18. Eight Thunderbirds are at Dover and scheduled to be the closing aerial demonstration for the base?s Open House and Air Show June 20 and 21. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 6/18/2009

D-Day ... the 436th Airlift Wing was there!D-Day ... the 436th Airlift Wing was there!
D-Day ... the 436th Airlift Wing was there!

The Turf and Sport Special, a C-47 "Gooney Bird" aircraft, flies over Europe during World War II. This exact aircraft is currently on display at the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 6/11/2009

Runway christeningRunway christening
Runway christening

A C-17 Globemaster III, piloted by Col. Manson Morris, 436th Airlift Wing commander, lands on runway 14/32 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 5. Colonel Morris piloted the inaugural flight to utilize the newly reconstructed runway, which was turned over from the contractor to base officials June 5. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 6/8/2009

Runway christeningRunway christening
Runway christening

Col. Manson Morris, 436th Airlift Wing commander, brings a C-17 Globemaster III in for a landing on runway 14/32 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 5. Colonel Morris made the first take off and landing on the newly reconstructed runway. The runway reconstruction project included demolition of the existing runway and repaving a total distance of 13,800 feet, the equivalent of nearly 12 miles of 4-lane freeway. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 6/8/2009

Runway christeningRunway christening
Runway christening

A C-17 Globemaster III, piloted by Col. Manson Morris, 436th Airlift Wing commander, takes off from runway 14/32 at Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 5. Colonel Morris flew the first aircraft to utilize the newly reconstructed runway, a 17-month project. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 6/8/2009

2009 Dover Air Force Base coloring competition winner2009 Dover Air Force Base coloring competition winner
2009 Dover Air Force Base coloring competition winner

Four-year-old Axel Hernandez-Rodriguez?s won the 2009 Dover Air Force Base coloring competition. His Air Force Thunderbirds coloring was selected as the best of more than 100 submissions. Children between the ages of four and nine were eligible to participate in the contest created for the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Flight open house held at Dover AFB June 20-21. Second place was eight-year-old Jack Markussen and third place was eight-year-old Nathan Below. (Art by Axel Hernandez-Rodriguez)
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Posted: 6/4/2009

NoreasterNoreaster
Noreaster

A 436th Civil Engineer Squadron plow clears the flight line of snow March 3. According to the 436th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight, from the time the snow started falling at about 4:00 p.m. March 1, until it stopped at about 3:00 p.m. March 2, a total of 10.3 inches of snow fell. (U.S. Air Force Photo/2nd Lt. Brian Maguire)
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Posted: 3/4/2009

NoreasterNoreaster
Noreaster

Team Dover maintenance crews work to deice a C-17 Globemaster during the nor'easter March 2. According to the 436th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight, from the time the snow started falling at about 4:00 p.m. March 1, until it stopped at about 3:00 p.m. March 2, a total of 10.3 inches of snow fell. (U.S. Air Force Photo/2nd Lt. Brian Maguire)
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Posted: 3/4/2009

The Spirit of Global ReachThe Spirit of Global Reach
The Spirit of Global Reach

Team Dover's first C-5M Super Galaxy, the Spirit of Global Reach, lands at Dover Feb. 9. Gen. Arthur Lichte, Air Mobility Command commander, was the delivery official. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 2/11/2009

The Spirit of Global ReachThe Spirit of Global Reach
The Spirit of Global Reach

The Spirit of Global Reach, Team Dover's first C-5M Super Galaxy, was delivered Feb. 9. (Front, from right) Col. Manson Morris, 436th Airlift Wing commander, and Col. Randal Bright, 512th AW commander, greet Gen. Arthur Lichte, Air Mobility Command commander and the delivery official for the C-5M, and Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin C-5 program vice president, while the delivery crew poses in the background. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 2/10/2009

Dover's first C-5M coming Feb. 9Dover's first C-5M coming Feb. 9
Dover's first C-5M coming Feb. 9

The much-anticipated arrival of the “Spirit of Global Reach,” Team Dover’s first C-5M Super Galaxy is scheduled on Feb. 9. For further information related to this aircraft and to follow related news as it progresses, stay tuned to this Web site.
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Posted: 2/4/2009

Dover's Everyday OperationsDover's Everyday Operations
Dover's Everyday Operations

Sunrise on the flight line at Dover AFB. A C-5 Galaxy soaks in the early morning sun. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Roland Balik)
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Posted: 2/4/2009

C-5M coming to DoverC-5M coming to Dover
C-5M coming to Dover

Dover Air Force Base C-5 Galaxys are undergoing Avionics Modernization Program and Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program upgrades, modifying them to C-5M Super Galaxys. Dover is scheduled to receive its first C-5M in a ceremony on Dover Air Force Base Feb. 5. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 1/14/2009

New C-5M coming to DoverNew C-5M coming to Dover
New C-5M coming to Dover

Outdated gauges and other control devices are being removed from a Dover Air Force Base C-5 Galaxy as the aircraft undergoes its Avionics Modernization Program, digital avionics and a full-glass cockpit are installed. This, in turn, allows the plane to meet current airspace requirements for navigational accuracy and air traffic management. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 1/14/2009

Last C-17 arrives at DoverLast C-17 arrives at Dover
Last C-17 arrives at Dover

The delivery crew for Dover's 13th and final C-17 Globemaster III stands at attention during the arrival ceremony at the Air Mobility Command Museum Oct. 8. Gen. Arthur Lichte, AMC commander, served as the delivery official for The Spirit of Delaware, Dover's last assigned C-17. (U.S. Air Force photo Tom Randle)
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Posted: 10/10/2008

Dovers final C-17 arrivesDovers final C-17 arrives
Dovers final C-17 arrives

The Spirit of Delaware, Dover's 13th and final C-17 Globemaster III, sits at the Air Mobility Command Museum Oct. 8. Gen. Arthur Lichte, AMC commander, served as the delivery official for Dover's last assigned C-17. (U.S. Air Force photo Roland Balik)
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Posted: 10/10/2008

Dovers last C-17 arrivedDovers last C-17 arrived
Dovers last C-17 arrived

The Spirit of Delaware, Dover's 13th and final C-17 Globemaster III, arrives at the Air Mobility Command Museum Oct. 8. Gen. Arthur Lichte, AMC commander, served as the delivery official for Dover's last assigned C-17. (U.S. Air Force photo Roland Balik)
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Posted: 10/10/2008

The 13th C-17A Globemaster III Arrives at Dover AFBThe 13th C-17A Globemaster III Arrives at Dover AFB
The 13th C-17A Globemaster III Arrives at Dover AFB

The Spirit of Delaware, Dover's 13th and final C-17 Globemaster III, arrives at the Air Mobility Command Museum Oct. 8. Gen. Arthur Lichte, AMC commander, served as the delivery official for Dover's last assigned C-17. (U.S. Air Force photo Roland Balik)
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Posted: 10/10/2008

The 13th C-17A Globemaster III Arrives at Dover AFBThe 13th C-17A Globemaster III Arrives at Dover AFB
The 13th C-17A Globemaster III Arrives at Dover AFB

The Spirit of Delaware, Dover's 13th and final C-17 Globemaster III, arrives at the Air Mobility Command Museum Oct. 8. Gen. Arthur Lichte, AMC commander, served as the delivery official for Dover's last assigned C-17. (U.S. Air Force photo Roland Balik)
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Posted: 10/10/2008

12th C-17 Arrival12th C-17 Arrival
12th C-17 Arrival

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Team Dover members tour Dover’s newest C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 11. The aircraft, delivered on the seventh anniversary of 9/11, is Dover’s twelfth C-17. Team Dover will receive its thirteenth and final C-17 Oct. 8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 9/17/2008

12th C-17 Arrival12th C-17 Arrival
12th C-17 Arrival

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – Team Dover Leadership, led by Col. Steve Harrison, 436th Airlift Wing commander, wait at parade rest as Dover’s newest C-17 Globemaster III lands Sept. 11. The aircraft, delivered on the seventh anniversary of 9/11, is Dover’s twelfth C-17. Team Dover will receive its thirteenth and final C-17 Oct. 8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 9/17/2008

12th C-17 Arrival12th C-17 Arrival
12th C-17 Arrival

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – Dover’s newest C-17 Globemaster III banks during a flyover before it landed here Sept. 11. The aircraft, delivered on the seventh anniversary of 9/11, is Dover’s twelfth C-17. Team Dover will receive its thirteenth and final C-17 Oct. 8. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 9/17/2008

Dover's 11th C-17Dover's 11th C-17
Dover's 11th C-17

Gen. Victor Renuart Jr., commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., speaks with Dover Airmen after delivering the 11th C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base Aug. 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 8/26/2008

Dover's 11th C-17Dover's 11th C-17
Dover's 11th C-17

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – The pilots complete their final checks as they deliver the 11th C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Dover Air Force Base Aug. 19. Gen. Victor Renuart Jr., commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., served as the delivery official. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)
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Posted: 8/26/2008

Dover AFB receives 9th C-17Dover AFB receives 9th C-17
Dover AFB receives 9th C-17

Airman 1st Class Sean Baek, 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, directs the ninth C-17 Globemaster III delivered to Dover Air Force Base, Del., July 1. Brig. Gen. Brian P. Meenan, mobilization assistant to the Director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., served as the delivery official. The base is scheduled to receive 13 C-17s by the end of 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Minto)
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Posted: 7/2/2008

Buggin' outBuggin' out
Buggin' out

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- A C-5 Galaxy is treated for Japanese beetles June 30 here. All military and civilian aircraft leaving DAFB and traveling to one of nine quarantined states west of the rockies must be debugged by entemologists before it can fly. The measures, enforce by the U.S. Department of Argiculture, stop the artificial spread of the Japanese beetle which could devaste crops in California and other western states. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman James Bolinger)
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Posted: 7/1/2008

Open wideOpen wide
Open wide

Two Army Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles drive onto a C-5 Galaxy June 25 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The C-5 has a kneeling landing gear system that permits lowering of the parked aircraft so the cargo floor is at truck-bed height or to facilitate vehicle loading and unloading. The C-5 is from Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter)
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Posted: 6/30/2008

Open wideOpen wide
Open wide

Tech. Sgt. Kurt Nemecek watches as the ramp of a C-5 Galaxy is lowered to load two Army Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles June 25 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The C-5 can carry all of the Army's air-transportable combat equipment. Sergeant Nemecek is a 9th Airlift Squadron flight engineer from Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter)
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Posted: 6/30/2008

Open wideOpen wide
Open wide

C-5 Galaxy crewmembers along with aerial port Airmen assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron load an Army Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle onto a C-5 Galaxy June 25 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. With a maximum cargo weight of 270,000 pounds the C-5 can carry more than any other Air Force airlifter. The C-5 is from Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter)
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Posted: 6/30/2008

Open wideOpen wide
Open wide

An Army Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle is driven onto a C-5 Galaxy June 25 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The C-5 has a kneeling landing gear system that permits lowering of the parked aircraft so the cargo floor is at truck-bed height or to facilitate vehicle loading and unloading. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter)
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Posted: 6/30/2008

C-17 Quick TurnC-17 Quick Turn
C-17 Quick Turn

Dover Air Force Base personnel and loacl community leaders board the base's newest C-17 Globemaster III during the arrival ceremony May 22 at 4 p.m. At 4 p.m. May 23, the base's newest C-17 carried a load of cargo on a channel mission to American forces deployed to Iraq. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 6/7/2008

Santa's flightSanta's flight
Santa's flight

A Dover Air Force Base Aero Club Cessna aircraft touches down at Dover AFB after returning from a Christmas Light Flight Dec. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)
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Posted: 12/13/2007

Million sortie markMillion sortie mark
Million sortie mark

Cargo is loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Dover Air Force Base. In addition to more than 620,000 tons of cargo, Dover has moved nearly 300,000 passengers and flown more than 50,000 sorties since Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto)
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Posted: 11/29/2007

Million sortie markMillion sortie mark
Million sortie mark

Cargo is loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base. Since Sept. 11, 2001, Dover has moved more than 620,000 tons of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)
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Posted: 11/29/2007

MXS Iso dockMXS Iso dock
MXS Iso dock

Dover Air Force Base is home to the Air Force's only active-duty regionalized C-5 Isochronal Inspection dock.
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Posted: 10/25/2007

C-17 fly overC-17 fly over
C-17 fly over

One of Dover Air Force Base’s new C-17 Globemaster III airlifters flies over the Deleware State University football stadium Saturday during military appreciation night. All servicemembers in uniform got to watch the game for free. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace.)
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Posted: 9/7/2007

Fourth C-17 hereFourth C-17 here
Fourth C-17 here

A 436th Airlift Wing Airman ushers in Dover's newest C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 30 on the flightline here. The aircraft is the fourth of 13 C-17s Dover Air Force Base is scheduled to receive over the next year. (U.S. Air Force photo /Roland Balik)
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Posted: 9/7/2007

3. Recapitalizing and Modernizing Air; Space and; Cyberspace Systems3. Recapitalizing and Modernizing Air; Space and; Cyberspace Systems
3. Recapitalizing and Modernizing Air; Space and; Cyberspace Systems

A Dover Air Force Base C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III are parked side by side here. Dover is recapitalizing and modernizing its fleet with 13 new C-17s and has fitted all assigned C-5 airframes with the avionics modernization program upgrades. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Steve Marciniak)
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Posted: 8/3/2007

C-17 Arrives!C-17 Arrives!
C-17 Arrives!

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- The 436th Airlift Wing's first C-17 arrival ceremony took place in Building 706, June 4. The C-17 Globemaster III, tail number 6165, is the first of 13 C-17s assigned to Dover AFB. Officiating officer was Gen. Duncan McNabb, Air Mobility Command commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)
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Posted: 6/8/2007

Dover C-5s revamp ‘tail flash’ Dover C-5s revamp ‘tail flash’
Dover C-5s revamp ‘tail flash’

Dover Air Force Base's aircraft inventory will be receiving a new tail flash, a design painted on the tails of aircraft to represents a plane's origin and the units that fly them. Dover AFB's tail flash design is based on wing and state logos and colors. The eagle's head represents the 436th Airlift Wing, also known as the "Eagle Wing;" the Liberty Bell represents the 512th AW, also known as the "Liberty Wing;" the colonial blue represents the background color of the Delaware state flag; and the diamond represents the first state. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Nicole Langley)
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Posted: 10/5/2006

Birds of a featherBirds of a feather
Birds of a feather

Patriot Wing C-5s get cozy on Westover's flightline with Galaxies from Dover AFB, Del., and Travis AFB, Calif. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world. The aircraft carries fully equipped combat-ready military units to any point in the world on short notice then provides field support required to help sustain the fighting force. Ground crews can load and off load the C-5 simultaneously at the front and rear cargo openings. The giant aircraft also makes its home at Altus AFB, Okla., Kelly AFB, Texas, Stewart ANG Base, N.Y., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and at the Tennessee ANG in Memphis.
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Posted: 8/2/2006

939th refuels C-5 from Travis939th refuels C-5 from Travis
939th refuels C-5 from Travis

A C-5 from the 349th Airlift Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., prepares to aerial refuel with a KC-135 from the 939th Air Refueling Wing over the Pacific Ocean June 15, 2006. Crewmembers from both units practiced the procedures necessary to complete this procedure, which requires surgeon-like precision, at sunset off the coast of northern California and southern Oregon. This capability is what makes strategic and tactical missions possible by extending aircraft?s endurance, range, and payload and vastly increasing the effectiveness of their response. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. James R. Wilson)
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Posted: 6/29/2006

939th refuels C-5 from Travis939th refuels C-5 from Travis
939th refuels C-5 from Travis

A C-5 from the 349th Airlift Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., prepares to aerial refuel with a KC-135 from the 939th Air Refueling Wing over the Pacific Ocean June 15, 2006. Crewmembers from both units practiced the procedures necessary to complete this procedure, which requires surgeon-like precision, at sunset off the coast of northern California and southern Oregon. This capability is what makes strategic and tactical missions possible by extending aircraft?s endurance, range, and payload and vastly increasing the effectiveness of their response. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. James R. Wilson)
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Posted: 6/29/2006

C-5C-5
C-5

The C-5M takes off during its First Flight ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Ga., plant. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 6/21/2006

Moving the goods at BaladMoving the goods at Balad
Moving the goods at Balad

A C-5 Galaxy taxis for takeoff at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. The aircraft is from Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley)
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Posted: 6/7/2006

Moving the goods at BaladMoving the goods at Balad
Moving the goods at Balad

A C-5 Galaxy taxis for takeoff at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. The aircraft is from Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley)
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Posted: 6/7/2006

    

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