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U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security behind his FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for a convoy during a long security halt in a mountain village, at the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps 1ST LT. Nick Ramseur, a platoon commander with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, hands out posters and flyers to the local people in a mountain village at the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sits on his pack and on deep snow while waiting for the plan of the day in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

A High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) driven by U.S. Marines Corps personnel from a Weapons Company with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head down a narrow stretch of road while in route to the Khowst-Gardez Pass in Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an Intro Venous injection to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, a U.S. Marine Corps troop with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement 7-ton truck in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a convoy patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

During a snow storm, U.S. Marines Corps personnel mounted on High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) from a Weapons Company with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head down a narrow stretch of road while in route to the Khowst-Gardez Pass in Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a mounted patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an IV to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, sets up a tent for protection from the cold weather in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

A U.S. Marine Corps troop with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for a convoy during a long security halt in a mountain village in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Chris Peck, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security while on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with an FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), U.S. Marine Corps PFC. Adam Brantley, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, waits for his convoy to depart on a mission to the Khowst-Gardez Pass, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. James Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Dusty Stapleton, a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, an IV to hydrate him after he suffered a case of dehydration in the Khowst-Gardez Pass on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Armed with an FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), U.S. Navy PETTY Officer 3rd Class Will Hurley, a Hospital Corpsman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for the convoy during on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops in High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct a mounted patrol in the cold and snowy weather of the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, in order to disrupt any enemy activity on Dec. 30, 2004. The Marines are stuck in heavy snow and had to move on foot. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps troops of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provide security for the convoy while camels carrying supplies from a local mountain village walks by. The Marines pause to inspect during a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 31, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, stop for a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps personnel with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, wait to hear the plan for the day in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marines Corps personnel from a Weapons Company with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, head down a narrow stretch of road while in route to the Khowst-Gardez Pass in Afghanistan, on Dec. 28, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Chris Peck, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, scans the surrounding area for any possible threat to their convoy, while on a long security halt in Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on December 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps CPL. Phil Green, Food Service Specialists, assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, wears his cold weather mask, before a patrol at Forward Operating Base Salerno, located in the Province of Khowst, Afghanistan on December 7, 2004. U.S. Marine Corps, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance CPL. James L. Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps 1ST LT. Nick Ramseur, a platoon commander with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, gives candy to the local kids of a mountain village in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Dan Sewell, Military Policeman (MP), Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Service Support Group (SSG) 13, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)), stands guard duty at the base camp at the Udari Range during Exercise Eager Mace 99-1 during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. LCPL is armed with a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle. (SUBSTANDARD)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Jesse Kelly and USMC Private First Class (PFC) Eugune, 7th Marines Weapons Company-Alpha Co 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines (1/7) practice setting up an M224 60mm Lightweight Mortar system during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM at Camp Coyote, Kuwait

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Jesse Kelly and USMC Private First Class (PFC) Eugune, 7th Marines Weapons Company-Alpha Co 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines (1/7) practice setting up an M224 60mm Lightweight Mortar system during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM at Camp Coyote, Kuwait

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Renel Pierre, 1ST Combat Engineers Battalion (CEB) performs pull ups during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM at Camp Coyote, Kuwait

US Vice President Richard Cheney greets the crewmembers of an Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft, from his home state of Wyoming. Vice President Cheney meet with deployed US Military personnel, at an undisclosed location during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) M998 High-Mobility Multi Purpose Vehicle (HMMWV) is used to support line of portable restrooms due to intense winds at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

With heighten alertness personnel from the 183rd Security Forces Squadron now take a team approach to base entry procedures at Capitol Airport, Springfield, Illinois, home of the 183rd Fighter Wing, during drill weekends, when the volume of traffic is much heavier

After the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon, mandatory I.D. checks is now an everyday occurrence. Here a SENIOR AIRMAN from the 183rd Security Forces Squadron checks the identification of an employee entering the Capitol Airport, home of the 183rd Fighter Wing, Illinois Air National Guard

Reflecting the atmosphere of the moment, a dependent watches as her husband prepares to deploy to an unknown forward-deployed location. This Air Force member is one of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM after the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001

AIRMAN (AMN) Brandy Skoofalos, USAF, 437th Security Forces, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, on the ramp waiting to board an aircraft as she prepares to deploy to an unknown forward deployed location. She is one of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A pilot for the 128th Air Refueling Wing (Wisconsin Air National Guard) gives the thumbs up as the KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to depart in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

With their loved ones onboard, family members await the departure of the KC-135 Stratotanker. Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (Wisconsin Air National Guard) are deploying in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Thomas Moses, USAF, STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Furtado, USAF, (right), and other members of the 437th Security Forces, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, board a C-17A Globemaster III. The C-17A will transport them to an unknown forward-deployed location. They are part of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Wisconsin Air National Guard, climb the stairs to board the KC-135 Stratotanker. The 128th ARW deployed in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

In the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Command Post, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Dennis Goodling, USAF, (foreground) makes final adjustments on his laptop computer to a briefing he will give later. LTC Goodling and the 193rd SOW, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Middletown, are preparing for deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Lieutenant Colonel John McCoy, USAF, (right), of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (Wisconsin Air National Guard) personnel office goes over the final checklist with unit personnel deploying in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum and Brigadier General Al Wilkening Deputy Adjutant General, Wisconsin Air National Guard, address the members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (Wisconsin Air National Guard) as they prepare to deploy in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Ken Lockhart, USAF, 193rd Security Forces, 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), stands guard, armed with an 5.56 mm M4 Carbine and 9 mm M9 Pistol, in front of the units EC-130E (Hercules) Commando Solo aircraft

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) John O'Brien (left) and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Jason Prough (right), 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Security Forces, take a moment to pose for a photo while standing guard in front of the units EC-130E (Hercules) Commando Solo aircraft

Alerted only hours before, now on the bus heading toward an aircraft, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jason Brena, USAF, 437th Comptroller Squadron (CPTS), Charleston AFB, South Carolina, mentally prepares for the mission ahead, deployment to an unknown forward location. He is one of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jimmy Blevins, (center), USAF, 437th Security Forces, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, carries his gear toward an aircraft to go to an unknown forward deployed area. He is one of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

At Flight Operations, aircrew members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (Wisconsin Air National Guard) perform final paperwork checks prior to stepping to their aircraft. They are deploying in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

First Lieutenant (1LT) Edward Shank, USAF, Public Affairs Officer, 193rd Special Operation Wing (SOW), answers questions from a WHP-TV Channel 21 reporter about the 193rd SOWs involvement in Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NOBLE EAGLE

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Wisconsin Air National Guard, climb the stairs to board the KC-135 Stratotanker. The 128th ARW deployed in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Wisconsin Air National Guard, climb the stairs to board the KC-135 Stratotanker. The 128th ARW deployed in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum and Brigadier General Al Wilkening Deputy Adjutant General, Wisconsin Air National Guard, participate in prayer for the deploying members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (Wisconsin Air National Guard). The 128th ARW deployed in support of Operation INFINITE JUSTICE. (Operation INFINITE JUSTICE later changed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM)

AIRMAN (AMN) Kirsten Borchers, (right), USAF, 2nd Mission Support, accepts the dog tags and id card from STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Michael Glass, 2nd Maintenance Squadron. AMN Borchers will check that all information is accurate before SSGT Glass deploys from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

On the flightline at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Brent Warren, USAF, 2nd Transportation Squadron, relays cargo preparation information via radio during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Barksdale AFB, Louisiana personnel process through a mobility line prior to deployment to an undisclosed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 21 September 2001

STAFF Sergeant SSGT) Michael Trump, (left), USAF, and SSGT Robert McGuirk (right), USAF, 193rd Special Operations Wing, Security Forces, check and verify weapons prior to packing them for deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Major (MAJ) Mark Frederico, USAF, pilot, 193rd Special Operations Wing, checks his personal gear prior to packing for deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Armed and ready with a 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Trevor Fisher, 2nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), guards the Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, flightline entry control point (ECP) during the base activation in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 21 September 2001. The extra measure was initiated in response to the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Roger Rose, USAF, 2nd Communications Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, loads a crate of personal baggage for personnel deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A member of the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Logistics Group, makes a final check on the wing of an EC130-E Commando Solo (Hercules) prior to its deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Parked in the background sits a C-130H, 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Lahm Airport, Ohio

A member of the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Logistics Group, makes a final check on the wing of an EC130-E Commando Solo (Hercules) prior to its deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Parked in the background sits a C-130H, 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Lahm Airport, Ohio

A MH-53J/M Pave Low, 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, is downloaded from a C-17A Globemaster III at an unknown forward deployed location. The tasking of this equipment is part of the mobilization for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Robert Furr, USAF, (foreground), 16th Helicopter Generation Squadron (HGS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, helps unload a generator off a C-17A Globemaster III, at a forward location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Interior view, cargo compartment of a US Air Force (USAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana (LA), showing US Military personnel and equipment deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Charles Massing, USAF, Tanker Airlift Control Element (TALCE) loadmaster, McGuire AFB, New Jersey, helps separate bags after arriving in theater for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A MH-53J/M Pave Low, 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, is downloaded from a C-17A Globemaster III at an unknown forward deployed location. The tasking of this equipment is part of the mobilization for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A MH-53J/M Pave Low, 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, is taken off a C-17A Globemaster III, at an unknown forward deployed location. The tasking of this equipment is part of the mobilization for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Michael Carter, A1C William Burcham and other members of the 16th Aircraft Generation Squadron (AGS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, haul the propellers blades of a MH-53J/M Pave Low from a C-17A Globemaster III onto an Oman Airfield

A C-17A Globemaster III takes off for another unknown forward deployed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A MH-53J/M Pave Low, 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, is downloaded from a C-17A Globemaster III at an unknown forward deployed location. The tasking of this equipment is part of the mobilization for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Shane Johnson, USAF, McChord AFB, Washington, helps put cots together after arriving at a forward deployed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Interior view, cargo compartment of a US Air Force (USAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana (LA), showing US Military personnel and equipment deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft takes off at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (LA) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

With Old Glory waving, Air Force personnel take a break after a sixteen-hour plus day setting up tents at their bare base. They are at an undisclosed forward location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) James Buttrey, piers through the drivers hatch of his Light Amphibious Vehicle (LAV -25) while on patrol at Kadena AB, Japan. The LAV-25 is temporarily assigned to Kadena to provide security and is utilized to cross-train USMC and US Air Force (USAF) Security Personnel during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Several Air Force members from around the US were called upon and transported to an undisclosed location. Upon arrival, they stood up this sea of tents that would house over a thousand personnel in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Jason Pischoff, USAF, 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, helps put up tents at an undisclosed forward deployment location during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Security Forces Journeyman, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Robert Trusty, rides atop a US Marine Corps (USMC) Light Amphibious Vehicle (LAV-25) with USMC Corporal (CPL) Ronald Morrison, and driver Lance Corporal (LCPL) James Buttrey, while on patrol at Kadena AB, Japan. The LAV-25 is temporarily assigned to Kadena to provide security and is utilized to cross-train USMC and USAF Security Personnel during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) Light Amphibious Vehicles (LAV-25) are used to patrol the perimeter at Kadena AB, Japan. The LAV-25s are temporarily assigned to Kadena to provide security and are utilized to cross-train USMC and US Air Force (USAF) Security Personnel during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Six Air Force members from the 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas, walk toward the showers immediately after arriving at an undisclosed forward deployed location. They deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Taking a break on the edge of sea of tents Air Force personnel relax after they and others stood up enough structures to house over a thousand personnel deployed to an undisclosed forward location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) personnel drive their M1038 High-Mobility Multi Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) through the perimeter at an undisclosed forward-deployed location. They are deployed along with many other personnel throughout the USAF to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Passing coils of razor wire securing the perimeter, MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) George Berschneider, USAF, 16th Operations Support Squadron (OSS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, walks back from tent city at an undisclosed forward deployed location

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) David Miller, USAF, 7th Supply Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas, assists in hammering down pegs to an TEMPER (Tent, Extendable, Modular, Personnel) tent in 100 degree weather in an undisclosed forward deployed location. He and others in the camp are setting up Tent City in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Mike Edwards, USAF, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland, Texas, along with co-workers picks up and adjusts the position of an TEMPER (Tent, Extendable, Modular, Personnel) tent in 100 degree weather at an undisclosed forward deployed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ronald Hall, USAF, 7th Civil Engineering Squadron, Dyess, Texas, part of the team assembling TEMPER (Tent, Extendable, Modular, Personnel) tents in 100 degree weather at an undisclosed forward deployed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Several deployed Air Force members join to set up TEMPER (Tent, Extendable, Modular, Personnel) tents in 100 degree weather at an undisclosed forward deployed location. They and others in this camp are setting up a Tent City to house troops deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

621st Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG) Tanker Airlift Control Element (TALCE), McGuire AFB, New Jersey, use a combination of a 25K-loader and a 10K John Deere 644E-H forklift to unload cargo off a C-130 Hercules, 43rd Airlift Wing, Pope AFB, North Carolina during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Major (MAJ) Martin Brunner, USAF, 14th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, gets in line to be the first customer to eat at the new dining facility at an undisclosed forward deployed location. This dining facility will be supporting hundreds of troops participating in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) David Ornelas, USAF, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas, hammers down some pegs to an TEMPER (Tent, Extendable, Modular, Personnel) tent in 100 degree weather at an undisclosed forward deployed location. He and others in the camp are setting up Tent City in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Robert Irvine, USAF, and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Martin Grant, USAF, 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, help put up and secure TEMPER (Tent, Extendable, Modular, Personnel) tents in 100 degree weather at an undisclosed forward deployed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kimo Kaono, USAF, 16th Helicopter Generation Squadron (HGS) Hurlburt Field AFB, Florida, performs diagnostic checks on a MH-53 Pave Low helicopter that will be playing a supporting role in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Jonah Cameron, (left), USAF, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Lavelton Woodberry, USAF, 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (LA) and SRA Steve Gutierrez 608th Air Communications Squadron, Barksdale AFB, LA, prepare air conditioning units for tent city at an undisclosed forward deployed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) David Stine, (left), USAF, and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Lori Zimmerman, (right), USAF, 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW) Medical Squadron inspect items they are packing in preparation for deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A C-17A Globemaster III sits on the ramp at Harrisburg International Airport awaiting cargo, equipment, and personnel from the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW) as they prepare to deploy in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A C-17A Globemaster III sits on the ramp at Harrisburg International Airport awaiting cargo, equipment, and personnel from the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW) as they prepare to deploy in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

At night a C-17A Globemaster III sits on the ramp at Harrisburg International Airport, Pennsylvania, waiting for deploying equipment to be loaded for the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Air National Guard unit deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Mike Whitman, USAF, 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), gives a little extra push to align an Internal Airlift or Helicopter Slingable Container Unit (ISU-90) as it is loaded onboard a C-17A Globemaster III. The equipment loaded is from the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Pennsylvania Air National Guard unit deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

The load crew puts some extra muscle as they push an Internal Airlift or Helicopter Slingable Container Unit (ISU-60) onto a C-17A Globemaster III. The equipment loaded is from the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW), Pennsylvania Air National Guard unit deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM