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Staff Sgt. Sean Pellaton, 129th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, embarks a C-17 Globemaster at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., for a four month deployment.  Three C-17s airlifted more than 50 Airmen and three HH-60G Pave Hawks to Afghanistan, May 3, 2009.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dan Kacir)

Staff Sgt. Sean Pellaton, 129th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, embarks a C-17 Globemaster at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., for a four month deployment. Three C-17s airlifted more than 50 Airmen and three HH-60G Pave Hawks to Afghanistan, May 3, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dan Kacir)

Tech Sgt. Fernando Wilkins, a 129th Maintenance Group crew chief, directs an incoming C-17 Globemaster to its parking spot at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif.  The C-17 and its crews from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., arrived at Moffett to pick up passengers and equipment deploying to Afghanistan, May 3, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kim E. Ramirez)

Tech Sgt. Fernando Wilkins, a 129th Maintenance Group crew chief, directs an incoming C-17 Globemaster to its parking spot at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif. The C-17 and its crews from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., arrived at Moffett to pick up passengers and equipment deploying to Afghanistan, May 3, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kim E. Ramirez)

The C-17 Globemaster and its crews from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., arrived at Moffett to pick up passengers and equipment deploying to Afghanistan May 3, 2009.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)

The C-17 Globemaster and its crews from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., arrived at Moffett to pick up passengers and equipment deploying to Afghanistan May 3, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ray Aquino)