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Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. Members of the 442d Fighter Wing will meet their wing’s A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Patrick AFB, Fla., to provide close air support during a combat search and rescue exercise. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in deployed areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. Members of the 442d Fighter Wing will meet their wing’s A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Patrick AFB, Fla., to provide close air support during a combat search and rescue exercise. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in deployed areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., is loaded with equipment at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016 in preparation for a joint combat search and rescue exercise. The multi-week exercise incorporates Airmen from multiple squadrons and Air Force bases including Whiteman AFB, Patrick AFB, Fla., and Joint-Base Charleston. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jovan Banks)

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., is loaded with equipment at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016 in preparation for a joint combat search and rescue exercise. The multi-week exercise incorporates Airmen from multiple squadrons and Air Force bases including Whiteman AFB, Patrick AFB, Fla., and Joint-Base Charleston. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jovan Banks)

Personnel from the 442d Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., prepare for take-off in a C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston AFB, S.C., Jan. 24, 2016. The aircraft was loaded with more than 14,000 pounds of cargo for a combat search and rescue exercise at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

Personnel from the 442d Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., prepare for take-off in a C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston AFB, S.C., Jan. 24, 2016. The aircraft was loaded with more than 14,000 pounds of cargo for a combat search and rescue exercise at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Baldoni, a loadmaster assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., gives a safety brief to members of the 442d Fighter Wing before takeoff at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. The brief covered actions to take in case of an in-flight emergency while en route to Patrick Air Force Base, Fl., for a multi-week joint combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovan Banks)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eric Baldoni, a loadmaster assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., gives a safety brief to members of the 442d Fighter Wing before takeoff at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. The brief covered actions to take in case of an in-flight emergency while en route to Patrick Air Force Base, Fl., for a multi-week joint combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovan Banks)

Members of the 442d Fighter Wing board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. More than 80 Airmen boarded the C-17 assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., in preparation for a multi-week combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovan Banks)

Members of the 442d Fighter Wing board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. More than 80 Airmen boarded the C-17 assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., in preparation for a multi-week combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovan Banks)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Samuel Hummer, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot assigned to the 317th Airlift Squadron, reviews a checklist before take-off at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 22, 2016. The aircraft, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., was loaded with more than 80 personnel from the 442d Fighter Wing and seven tons of cargo in preparation for a combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Samuel Hummer, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot assigned to the 317th Airlift Squadron, reviews a checklist before take-off at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. The aircraft, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., was loaded with more than 80 personnel from the 442d Fighter Wing and seven tons of cargo in preparation for a combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., departs Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for a combat search and rescue exercise Jan. 24, 2016. The aircraft was loaded with more than 80 personnel from Whiteman’s 442d Fighter Wing and seven tons of cargo to support the exercise at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., departs Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for a combat search and rescue exercise Jan. 24, 2016. The aircraft was loaded with more than 80 personnel from Whiteman’s 442d Fighter Wing and seven tons of cargo to support the exercise at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

During preparation for a combat search and rescue exercise, a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., sits on the flightline at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. The aircraft was loaded with more than 80 personnel from the 442d Fighter Wing who, in conjunction with their wing’s A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, will provide close air support during the exercise at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

During preparation for a combat search and rescue exercise, a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., sits on the flightline at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. The aircraft was loaded with more than 80 personnel from the 442d Fighter Wing who, in conjunction with their wing’s A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, will provide close air support during the exercise at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Conner Cooney, a 709th Airlift Control Squadron (ACS) loadmaster, oversees cargo upload operations at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 25, 2016. Members of the 442d Maintenance Squadron and 709th ACS worked together to load cargo onto a C-5 for transport to Patrick AFB, Fla., as part of a combat, search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Conner Cooney, a 709th Airlift Control Squadron (ACS) loadmaster, oversees cargo upload operations at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. Members of the 442d Maintenance Squadron and 709th ACS worked together to load cargo onto a C-5 for transport to Patrick AFB, Fla., as part of a combat, search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Harrison, a 709th Airlift Control Squadron (ACS) loadmaster, secures cargo on a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 25, 2016. Members of the 709th ACS transported equipment to Patrick AFB, Fla., to provide maintenance support for the 442d Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II during a multi-week combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Harrison, a 709th Airlift Control Squadron (ACS) loadmaster, secures cargo on a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. Members of the 709th ACS transported equipment to Patrick AFB, Fla., to provide maintenance support for the 442d Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II during a multi-week combat search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 709th Airlift Control Squadron and the 442d Maintenance Squadron load cargo onto a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base Mo., Jan. 25, 2016. The total force integration between the units, along with the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron, enabled equipment to be transported to Patrick AFB, Fla., in support of a multi-week combat, search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 709th Airlift Control Squadron and the 442d Maintenance Squadron load cargo onto a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. The total force integration between the units, along with the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron, enabled equipment to be transported to Patrick AFB, Fla., in support of a multi-week combat, search and rescue exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Conner Cooney, a 709th Airlift Control Squadron loadmaster, left, and Tech. Sgt. Robert Nakoneczny, a 442d Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment mechanic, discuss load plans before uploading equipment onto a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 25, 2016. The cargo contains munitions to load onto 442d Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a multi-week combat, search and rescue exercise at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Conner Cooney, a 709th Airlift Control Squadron loadmaster, left, and Robert Nakoneczny, a 442d Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment mechanic, discuss load plans before uploading equipment onto a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. The cargo contains munitions to load onto 442d Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a multi-week combat, search and rescue exercise at Patrick AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry)