January 18, 2007
By Air Force Master Sgt. Scott Wagers
Spc. Vince Fejeran provides security as an Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft takes off for Djibouti.
Air Force pilots Maj. Andy McGee and 1st Lt. Jake Duff, flying their C-130 Hercules aircraft, discuss the upcoming approach to the dirt-strip runway."
Air Force 1st Lt. Dan Spengler, a pilot, chats with Sgt. Patrick Flores after landing on the runway in his C-130 Hercules aircraft.
A U.S. cargo loader contractor waits to load pallets of freight.
Airman 1st Class Bret Oyler, a loadmaster, directs Spc. Rick Naputi towards the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft.
The cargo is loaded and the aircrew prepares for takeoff.
An Ethiopian mans a makeshift watchtower overlooking the runway.
Residents are entertained by the airfield operations.
Spcs. Albert Samana and Daniel Cruz provide perimeter security.