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Airman 1st Class Kody Roundtree, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, reels in a winch on a C-5M Super Galaxy before a flight at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021.The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Airman 1st Class Kody Roundtree, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, reels in a winch on a C-5M Super Galaxy before a flight at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021.The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Following a preflight maintenance inspection, Airman 1st Class Michael Beil, 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, sits near the crew entry door of a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. Dover AFB supports  20% of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Following a preflight maintenance inspection, Airman 1st Class Michael Beil, 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, sits near the crew entry door of a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. Dover AFB supports 20% of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Master Sgt. Daniel Garber, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, reviews a preflight checklist with Staff Sgt. Jesse Garza, 9th AS loadmaster, on a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Master Sgt. Daniel Garber, 9th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, reviews a preflight checklist with Staff Sgt. Jesse Garza, 9th AS loadmaster, on a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

A C-5M Super Galaxy sits on the flight line in preparation for a training mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. Dover AFB supports 20% of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

A C-5M Super Galaxy sits on the flight line in preparation for a training mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. Dover AFB supports 20% of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Tech. Sgt. Alexander Barnes, 9th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, performs preflight checks on a C-5M Super Galaxy, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Tech. Sgt. Alexander Barnes, 9th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, performs preflight checks on a C-5M Super Galaxy, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, attends a pre-mission briefing at the 9th Airlift Squadron on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. Dover AFB supports 20% of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, attends a pre-mission briefing at the 9th Airlift Squadron on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. Dover AFB supports 20% of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, talks with Airmen from the  436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron after completing a training sortie on Jan. 19, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Dover AFB supports 20 percent of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, talks with Airmen from the 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron after completing a training sortie on Jan. 19, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Dover AFB supports 20 percent of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, taxis a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. Dover AFB supports 20% of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Col. Matthew Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander, taxis a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. Dover AFB supports 20% of the nation’s strategic airlift and routinely flies local training missions to sustain mission readiness for global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

On approach, Capt. Staci Wilde, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Capt. Joseph Stephenson, 9th AS instructor pilot, line up a C-5M Super Galaxy for landing at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

On approach, Capt. Staci Wilde, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, and Capt. Joseph Stephenson, 9th AS instructor pilot, line up a C-5M Super Galaxy for landing at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Capt. Staci Wilde, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, prepares for a seat swap during a C-5M Super Galaxy night training sortie, Jan. 19, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)
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Capt. Staci Wilde, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, prepares for a seat swap during a C-5M Super Galaxy night training sortie, Jan. 19, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

Capt. Joseph Stephenson, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, taxis a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)
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Capt. Joseph Stephenson, 9th Airlift Squadron pilot, taxis a C-5M Super Galaxy at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Jan. 19, 2021. The 9th AS, also known as the “Proud Pelicans,” routinely flies local training missions to maintain operational readiness in support of the nation’s outsized global airlift capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith Schaefer)

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