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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 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) 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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Wisconsin Air National Guard, process through the mobility line for deployment to an undisclosed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Joel Meyer, 18th Security Forces Squadron, uses a radar gun to clock a motorist as US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Willis Jeffrey, 3rd Marine Division, Light Armored Reconnaissance Company, relay information on a hand held radio. USAF and USMC Security Personnel are conducting cross training at Kadena AB, Japan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Judy Payne uses a mirror to check for any questionable objects under a car entering the Main Gate at Kadena AB, Japan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. SSGT Payne is from the from the 18th Wings Legal Office, but is one of many Ready Augmentation Duty personnel working with Security Forces to insure the safety of all residents and personnel on Kadena Air Base

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Wisconsin Air National Guard, receive a deployment briefing before shipping out in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Keith Bostic, 18th Security Forces Squadron, checks the identification card of a motorist entering the Main Gate at Kadena AB, Japan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A Technical Sergeant (TSGT) with the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Wisconsin Air National Guard, gathers together his mobility bag and equipment as he prepares to deploy in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard, receive their final out briefing before deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Wisconsin Air National Guard, gather for a group photograph in front of a KC-135R Stratotanker before deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Captain Kevin Bowman, USAF, (left) and MASTER Sergeant Kelly Cummings, USAF, 148th Medical Squadron, Minnesota Air National Guard review information in their Personnel Readiness Folders, prior to reporting to the mobility line. Members of the Wing's Medical Squadron received the call to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Michael Mykes, USAF, (left), and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Joseph Pittano, USAF, baggage handler, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, unload baggage from the 355th Communications Squadron. The baggage will be built into a baggage pallet for transport via aircraft. This is part of the deployment procedure in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Dana Worley, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LGRS), Provisional (P), takes inventory of a chemical deployment kit at Kadena AB, Japan during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Joseph Pittano, USAF, baggage handler, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, unloads the baggage from the 355th Communications Squadron. The baggage will be built into a baggage pallet for transport via aircraft. This is part of the deployment procedure in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jeff Byler, Crew CHIEF, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, uses the communication system to talk with the crew aboard a US Air Force (USAF) E-3C Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft on the flight line at Kadena AB, Japan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Bryan Campbell, Crew CHIEF, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, marshals a US Air Force (USAF) E-3C Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft onto the flight line at Kadena AB, Japan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A member of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard, updates his Servicemans Group Life Insurance (SGLI) paperwork during mobility processing before deploying for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A member of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard, receives immunization shots as he and others prepare to deploy to an undisclosed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Weber, (left), USAF, 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard, performs ID checks and vehicle inspections at the Main gate. Intensified security measures are in place due to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A member of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard, fills out Family Support forms during mobility processing before deploying for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A MASTER Sergeant from the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard, Medical Squadron, fills out paperwork for immunizations provided for 128th ARW members during out-processing in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A member of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard, fills out paperwork as he and others prepare to deploy in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

As part of the intensified security during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, two members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard (WANG), Security Forces Squadron, perform vehicle inspections at the front gate of the 128th ARW

As part of the intensified security during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard (WANG), Security Forces Squadron, perform detailed vehicle inspections at the Main gate

US Navy (USN) F-14D Tomcat aircraft assigned to Fighter Squadron Four One (VF-41) conduct air-to-air refueling operations with a US Air Force (USAF) KC-10 Extender aircraft from the 763rd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron (EARS), during a refueling mission flown in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Holentunder, USAF, 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin Air National Guard, receives an immunization shot from a medical technician before deploying to an undisclosed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

An RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft moves into position near the boom to receive "gas" from a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 319th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) Grand Forks, North Dakota. The 319th AEG deployed to a classified location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

In the middle of the night, soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, process through Asian customs at an undisclosed location during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM